Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

HISP-S326 — summer ii

BH 149
Days and Times
8:10A-9:25A D
Course Description

Prerequisite:  HISP-S 280 or equivalent course.

This course serves as an introduction to the scientific study of the Spanish language. It begins with an overview of linguistics as a field and an examination of how language is unique to humans. Topics pertaining to the study of Spanish include: the study of the sounds (phonetics and phonology); the study of word formation (morphology); sentence structure and interpretation (syntax); the study of meaning (semantics); variation in language use (Sociolinguistics); language use in context (Pragmatics), and second language acquisition. By the end of the course, students will have the foundation needed to carry out and pursue further linguistic study. Evaluation is based on active preparation and participation in class discussions, working with linguistic data, quizzes, and a final exam in class.  Course carries N & M Breadth of Inquiry credit.