ROMLING 410 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Romance Linguistics (ROMLING)
Department: LSA Romance Languages & Literatures
Course Note:
A student who misses either of the first two meetings of any course offered by the Department of Romance Languages may be dropped from the course for non-attendance.
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of department.
Enforced Prerequisites:
Three courses chosen from: SPANISH 300 and higher (excluding SPANISH 308) or study abroad equivalent; up to two RCLANG 324 elections may count for this prerequisite.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an undergraduate-level introduction to Spanish phonetics and phonology. The main goal of this class is to understand the sound pattern of Spanish as well as to apply this new knowledge to the practice and improvement of pronunciation. You will learn about the supra segmental and segmental features of Spanish, and will gain experience in phonetic transcription. Practice is crucial throughout the academic term. You will be required to complete oral and written homework, and three written exams. Active participation is crucial to do well in this class. You are expected to do all readings and assignments prior to class and you need to come prepared to answer any question the professor may ask you about the assignments. You will record a sample of your Spanish at the beginning and end of the academic term. You and the professor will meet in the early part of the term in her office to go over your recording and to determine what areas of your pronunciation need most attention. You will meet again with the professor at the end of the term for a post-test that will determine how your pronunciation may have changed as a result of the practice done in and out of the classroom.

After successful completion of this course, you will:

  • be familiar with all the sounds of Spanish and how they are organized into the phonological system of the language;
  • apply the rules of Spanish pronunciation to your own speech-at least in controlled contexts-and be able to use the articulatory descriptions in the teaching of Spanish to English speakers;
  • understand the principles of Spanish orthography, including accentuation;
  • use appropriate terminology to express general notions of phonology and phonetics;
  • recognize the dialectal diversity of Spanish in Iberia and the Americas, as well as the phonetics features that characterize the most salient dialects.

ROMLING 410 - Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
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001 (REC)
MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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