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Spanish Linguistics

 

Spanish Studies

 

 

spanish linguistics

SPAN 430. SPANISH PHONOLOGY. Systematic introduction to the sound structures of Spanish, concentrating on recent contributions of theoretical linguistics to the understanding of the phonology of Spanish in its standard and selected dialectal varieties. 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 477. SPANISH GRAMMAR. COMMUNITY LANGUAGE TEACHING. Survey of major Spanish syntactic and morphological patterns with particular emphasis on the acquisition of Spanish grammar by non- native speakers. Students will develop a sensitivity for appropriate teaching of Spanish grammar. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Required for teacher education. Prerequisite: SPAN 475 or consent of instructor. Instructor: Florencia Henshaw

 

SPAN 489. THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF SLA. Instructor: D. Tanner

 

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 559. SEMINAR SPANISH DIACHRONIC LINGUISTICS: "CONTACT LINGUISTIC THEORY." Instructor: Anna María Escobar

 

SPAN 571. PROSEMINAR FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING. In-depth exploration of fundamental concepts in foreign language teaching; designed for departmental Teaching Assistants; topics include classroom discourse, teaching approaches, reading, listening, writing, and principles of language testing. Same as PORT 571. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Teaching assistantship in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese or consent of instructor. Instructor: Florencia Henshaw

 

Spanish Studies

SPAN 410. SPANISH/ENGLISH TRANSLATION. Review of current translation theory and analysis and practice of the translation from Spanish to English (and vice versa) of a variety of text types, ranging from short literary texts to everyday commercial discourse such as that found on product labels. Emphasis on linguistic and cultural aspects of literary discourses as well as non-literary texts. Conducted in Spanish. Same as TRST 412. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: SPAN 250, SPAN 252, and SPAN 254; or consent of instructor. Instructor: Joyce Tolliver

 

SPAN 464. SPANISH STUDIES 1898-1960. Selected literary and non-literary texts published in Spain between 1898-1960. Focus on analysis of literary and other manifestations of major cultural movements and artistic currents and preoccupations. Instructor: L. Elena Delgado

 

SPAN 466. COLONIAL SPANISH AMERICAN STUDIES. In-depth study of colonial Spanish American discursive and cultural production from Pre-Hispanic times to the eighteenth century. Emphasis is placed upon the intellectual and cultural climate from which these texts emerged. Instructor: Mariselle Meléndez

 

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.

 

535SPAN 535. SEMINAR SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE. "Revolutions and Social Movements seen through Latin American and Iberian Documentary Film". Course in English. Reading knowledge in Spanish required. This course explores Latin American and Spanish documentary film in relation to revolutionary and social movements from the 1960s until today. Documentary is seen as a genre that has an “immediate” relationship with reality and history. The course challenges such definitions of what constitutes a documentary and what measure of fiction the genre carries within itself, to show that documentary films do not simply represent reality, but also mediate and actively construct it. Special focus is placed on understanding the role of the Latin American and Spanish documentary as a tool for social transformation. For instance we explore the notion espoused by Argentina’s Cine Liberación of the camera as a gun, or how movements such as “Indignados” in Spain used new cell phone documentaries to spark resistance to globalization. We will examine films from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Cuba. The course also serves as an introduction into film-specific analysis, focusing on the intricate connections between film form and content, aesthetics and politics. Instructor: Eduardo Ledesma