Bilingualism and Spanish U.S.

HISP-S431 - Dr. Alcorn — spring 2020

S431 Course description photo
Instructor
Steven Alcorn
Location
PH 154
Days and Times
TR 1:00P-2:15P
Course Description

Prerequisite:  HISP-S 326 or Consent of Department

This course provides a survey of current issues of bilingualism in the Spanish-speaking world with a special focus on bilingualism in the U.S. Using the tools of sociolinguistics, the course examines patterns of language use, acquisition, and attrition, regional characteristics of U.S. Spanish, contact phenomena with English (and other regional languages), as well as contact between varieties of Spanish. In our discussion of the social aspects of U.S. Spanish we also study attitudes, identity, and phenomena related to the use of Spanish in public spaces and in the education system.

This course carries CASE SH Social & Historical and DUS2 Diversity in the US credit.

HISP-S 431    #30148       1:00P-2:15P       TR    PH 154     Dr. Steven Alcorn

Interested in this course?

The full details of this course are available on the Office of the Registrar website.

See complete course details