2017-2018 Catalog

SPAN 340 Spanish Phonology

This course serves as a general introduction to the study of the Spanish sound system. The objectives of this course include strengthening students' Spanish pronunciation in the direction of a more native-like normative pronunciation and introducing them to phonetics and phonology. Students will be introduced to theoretical means of analyzing the sound system of a language. They will also examine contrasts between American English and Spanish and apply these concepts in exercises of both written transcription and oral production as well as with a linguistic analysis of spoken Spanish. Finally students will also be acquainted with phonological differences among the dialects of the Spanish language.


4 units


SPAN 202 or SPAN 211