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Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements
ROMLING 300 — Introduction to the Romance Languages
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Dworkin,Steven N; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

What does it mean when we say that Spanish, French, Portuguese, Catalan, Italian and Rumanian are Romance languages? This course will examine the concept of language family and deal specifically with the family known as the Romance languages, i.e., the languages descended from Latin. Taking Spanish as the starting point, we will examine the linguistic structures (sounds, forms, grammar, vocabulary) that the Romance languages have in common, and those features that distinguish Spanish from its sister languages. Although not prerequisites, an introductory course in linguistics and some knowledge of a second Romance language would be helpful background for students taking this course. The material will be somewhat technical and this course should be taken only by students who are (or who think they may be) genuinely interested in the subject matter. Students will be evaluated on the basis of a series of exams and written assignments.

Advisory Prerequisite: French, Spanish, or Italian: five terms at college level or equivalent.

ROMLING 330 — Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor: Satterfield,Teresa L; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 4

Overview: This course is an introduction to the main concepts and methods of analysis in linguistic theory, focusing on Spanish. The central part of the course introduces concepts and techniques in the analysis of word formation (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), meaning in usage (semantics — pragmatics) and sounds (phonetics — phonology). The last portion of the course will examine a subfield of linguistics: sociolinguistics (study of language and language variation within the contexts of societies and cultures).

Enforced Prerequisites: Three courses in SPANISH numbered 300 and above or (two RCLANG 324 courses and two courses in SPANISH numbered 300 and above)

ROMLING 410 — Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Section 001, REC

Instructor: Satterfield,Teresa L; homepage

FA 2007
Credits: 3

This course explains the fundamentals of phonetics (the study of sounds) and phonology (the study of sound systems) and describes in detail the phonetic and phonological characteristics of Spanish as it is spoken in both Spain and Latin America. Topics covered include consonants, vowels, acoustics, stress, syllables, intonation, and aspects of variation within Spanish. Clear comparisons are made between the sounds of Spanish and those of English, and students are encouraged to put theory into practice. Setting a solid foundation in the description and analysis of Spanish sounds, this course will be useful to those studying the linguistic structure of Spanish and will also help students improve their pronunciation of the language.

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.

ROMLING 995 — Dissertation/Candidate
Section 001, IND

FA 2007
Credits: 8

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

 
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