Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

HISP-S326 - Prof. Willis — fall 2022

Erik W. Willis
GA 0011
Days and Times
TR 9:45A - 11:00A
Course Description

Prerequisites:  S280 or Consent of the Department

This course provides an introduction to the field of Hispanic Linguistics and establishes a foundation in the major areas of linguistics. After an introduction to language, the course describes the organization of the sound system of Spanish (phonetics and phonology). This unit includes the presentation of the principles of phonetic transcription as well as important phonological processes. Next, basic concepts in morphology, the internal structure of words, will be examined, including a description of the formation of nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs (morphology). Then, in order to examine how words combine at the sentence level, we will study the basic concepts of sentence structure (syntax) and its connection to meaning (semantics). The course ends with an overview of language use in context (pragmatics) and linguistic variation in the Spanish-speaking world (sociolinguistics).

This class carries CASE NM credit.

HISP-S 326  #6108   9:45A - 11:00A       TR       GA 0011        Prof. Erik Willis

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