Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
SPN 316 Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
4 hours; 4 credits
This course is an introduction to topics in Hispanic linguistics. The course starts with the introduction of concepts that help students understand the nature of language, such as prescriptive and descriptive grammar, grammaticality judgments, linguistic prejudice, and the nature and goals of linguistic inquiry. Seven different areas of Hispanic linguistics are presented in the course: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, history of the Spanish language, sociolinguistics, and acquisition of Spanish as a first and second language. The general goal of the course is to present a broad view of the nature of human language using Spanish as an example.
Prerequisites: SPN 313
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