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

Spring 2005

SPN 367K • SYNTAX AND STYLISTICS

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
45695 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
BEN 1.104
Elorrieta

Course Description

The objective of this course is to study in depth certain aspects of Spanish grammar that are problematic for English speakers, and to practice them orally. The topics to be covered include among others: a) Indirect Object (gustar-type) constructions, b) Impersonal SE, c) Infinitives, Indicative and Subjunctive Mood, d) Indirect Speech e) Verb Tense

Class time will be devoted to grammar exercises on a certain topic, oral practice in a communicative context, and discussion of oral aspects of speech. Students will be expected to prepare exercises and communicate in Spanish as often as possible outside class. Oral exercises will include presentations and discussions of web resources in Spanish. Overall, both the formal and communicative aspects of the language will be emphasized.

Grading Policy

1. Tests (3) 60 % 2. Review Quizzes 10 % 3. Oral presentation 15 % 4. Oral exam 15 %

Texts

a) Butt, J. and C. Benjamin (1995): A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, 2nd edition. Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Publishing Co. b) A grammar textbook from an upper division course, such as - Dominicis, María C. and John Reynolds: Repase y escriba, 4th edition. New York: John Wiley and Sons. c) Course packet with handouts prepared by the instructor for problem-solving exercises.

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