SPA 255 Hispanic Linguistics

Topics of study in the Spanish language including phonetics, phonology, linguistic variation and change, and Spanish dialects spoken in the both the Old World and the New World. Students analyze important contrasts between the sounds of standard Spanish and English by means of phonetic transcription. Intensive exercises in Spanish that drill the patterns of intonation, sound combinations, and rhythm, aid the student in acquiring greater spoken fluency.




SPA 230 or permission of the instructor.