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Spanish Linguistics

 

Spanish Studies

 

 

spanish linguistics

SPAN 418. LANGUAGES AND MINORITIES IN EUROPE. Language and Minorities in Europe. Survey of regional and immigrant minority language use and language policies in contemporary Europe. Focus on political and social issues, such as bilingual education, acculturation and assimilation, language loss and language maintenance in two immigrant languages, Turkish and Arabic/Berber, and four indigenous language families: Balto-Slavic with Estonian, Celtic, Romance with Basque, and Slavic with Hungarian. Taught in English. Same as GER 418, ITAL 418, LING 418, PS 418, SLAV 418, and SPAN 418. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Instructor: Z. Fagyal

 

SPAN 435. INTRODUCTION TO ROMANCE LINGUISTICS. Comparative and historical analysis of the Romance languages. Same as FR 462, ITAL 435, LING 462, PORT 435, and RMLG 435. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Four semesters of a Romance language or Latin, or equivalent; LING 100, SPAN 252, FR 416, or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Instructor: José Ignacio Hualde

 

SPAN 460. PRINCIPLES OF LANGUAGE TESTING. 3 to 4 hours. Same as EIL 460, EPSY 487, FR 460, GER 460, ITAL 460, PORT 460, and SLS 460. See EIL 460. Instructor: X. Yan

 

SPAN 490. ADVANCED READINGS IN SPANISH. 0 to 3 hours. Directed reading course intended to develop an advanced student's interest in a special area of Hispanic linguistics or literature (author, genre, period, group of works, etc.). Topics to be chosen in consultation with an advisor. Only topics not covered in regular offerings will be considered. 0 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 for linguistics topics; and any two of SPAN 310, SPAN 312, SPAN 314, or SPAN 316 for literature topics.

 

SPAN 491. TOPICS FOR HONORS STUDENTS. 0 to 3 hours. For candidates for honors in Spanish; intensive study of topics in Hispanic literature or linguistics. 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and of departmental honors advisor.

 

SPAN 557. SEMINAR ROMANCE LINGUISTICS. Selected topics in comparative Romance linguistics. Same as FR 559, ITAL 559, LING 559, PORT 559, and RMLG 559. Instructor: Jon MacDonald

 

SPAN 588. SEMINAR SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING. Treats specific topics in second language learning that are of current research and/or theoretical interest. Topics vary from term to term. Same as EALC 588, FR 588, GER 588, ITAL 588, LING 588, and PORT 588.

TOPIC TITLE: Oral Skills in SLATE Overview of research, as well as teaching, learning, and assessment practices for acquisition of oral skills in SLATE. Readings and activities to process and apply the multifaceted aspects of oral skills, and their implications in terms of theoretical and hands-on scholarly research, and best curricular practices. Instructor: A. Mroz

TOPIC TITLE: "L2 acquisition and bilingualism in the school age period". Instructor: Silvina Montrul

 

Spanish Studies

SPAN 442. LATINA LITERATURE. Same as LLS 442 and GWS 445. Instructor: Sarah Quesada

 

SPAN 463SPAN 463. 18th-19th CENTURY SPANISH STUDIES: "FEELING/REAL." Participants in this course will be asked to consider the alignment or tensions between inner subjectivity (“feeling”) and of conceptions of “the real,” and how this relationship is represented or evoked throughout the long nineteenth century in Spain. Each participant will be invited to explore whatever aspect of this question seems most interesting—for instance, embodiment and the body as a source of trouble or knowledge; how to define what is “real”—and who is authorized to do so; the place of the irrational or the fantastic versus the scientific and empirical, etc. We will discuss works representing various historical moments between the late 18th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Assigned works will vary from previous semesters. Required work will depend on academic program (undergraduate, MA, or PhD). Instructor: Joyce Tolliver

 

SPAN 467. 19th-CENTURY SPANISH AMERICAN STUDIES. Provides a panoramic view of literary and cultural production in Spanish America between 1810 and 1900. Special attention paid to the emergence of "national literatures" within specific historical and political contexts. Instructor: Dara Goldman

 

SPAN 490. ADVANCED READINGS IN SPANISH. 0 to 3 hours. Directed reading course intended to develop an advanced student's interest in a special area of Hispanic linguistics or literature (author, genre, period, group of works, etc.). Topics to be chosen in consultation with an advisor. Only topics not covered in regular offerings will be considered. 0 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: SPAN 252 for linguistics topics; and any two of SPAN 310, SPAN 312, SPAN 314, or SPAN 316 for literature topics.

 

SPAN 491. TOPICS FOR HONORS STUDENTS. 0 to 3 hours. For candidates for honors in Spanish; intensive study of topics in Hispanic literature or linguistics. 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and of departmental honors advisor.

 

SPAN 572. THEORY AND LITERARY CRITICISM. Presentation of major critical theories for the analysis of literary and cultural texts since the mid-20th century. Hispanic, Luso-Brasilian, and U.S. Latina/o critical theory will be studied. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these theories by critically engaging texts written in Spanish, Portuguese, or the foreign language of their specialization. Instructor: Elena L. Delgado

 

SPAN 590. TOPICS IN HISPANIC STUDIES. "Utopias of Infamy: Insult and Identity in Spanish Culture from Cervantes to La Movida". Instructor: Javier Irigoyen-García