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2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2020-2021 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPN 750 - Introduction to Spanish Linguistics and Sociolinguistics

3 Credit(s) A linguistic and sociolinguistic introduction to Spanish for Spanish and bilingual teachers. The course examines several areas of the linguistic structure of Spanish, in particular the sound system and the vocabulary, as well as language variation in context and communication norms. The course reviews the history of the language and its different modern-day dialects and varieties. Finally, it looks at Spanish in its societal and political context, particularly as it applies to Hispanics in the US. In English and Spanish. Uses a newsgroup as online enhancement to classroom discussion.
Pre-requisite: Immediate to advanced knowledge of Spanish is required.