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SPA 380 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the study of language and principles of Spanish linguistics including: the sound system (phonetics and phonology), the formation of words (morphology), sentence structure (syntax), as well as word and sentence meaning (semantics); in addition, we will discuss various general notions about linguistic change throughout time (historical linguistics), linguistic variation in geographical space (dialectology) and within society (sociolinguistics), language use for communication (pragmatics), language learning (second language acquisition), and language teaching (pedagogy and applied linguistics). This course also counts for a Linguistics minor.

Prerequisite: SPA 301 or 303.