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Jill Robbins, Chair 150 W 21st Street, Stop B3700, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4936

Fall 2004

SPN 345L • Introduction to Hispanic linguistics

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
46655 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BEN 1.104
Nishida

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to several fields of Hispanic linguistics, such as those listed below, and look at how the Spanish language can be studied from different points of view: Topic ONE: Morphology Topic TWO: Syntax Topic THREE: Semantics Topic FOUR: Dialectology (with a focus in phonology) Topic FIVE: Sociolinguistics/Biliangualism For Topic ONE, TWO, and THREE, English and Spanish will also be contrasted so that students will have a clear understanding of how the two languages critically differ and of what kind of problems English speakers may have when they learn Spanish.

Grading Policy

a. Tests (4) 70 b. Short Quizzes 10 c. Project (Oral presentation) 15 c. Homework Assignment 5 There will be no final examination.

Texts

(A) Textbooks (Recommended) Hualde, JI, et.al, 2000. Introducción a a la ligüistica hispánica. Azevedo, Milton. 1992. Introducción a la ligüistica española. A copy of each book as well as two photocopies of the chapters covered will be placed in reserve at UGL for a 2-hour check-out) (B) Hand-outs prepared by the instructor (Required)

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