PORT 521

Romance Philology

Spanish and Portuguese College of Humanities

Course Description

Comparative study of evolution of Latin into modern romance languages.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Historical Context

Learning Outcome

Situate Latin and the Romance Languages in their "external" (i.e. political and literary) historical context.

Title

Phonological Evolution

Learning Outcome

Recognize the "laws" of regular phonological evolution (e.g. syncope, lenition, diphthongization, etc.).

Title

Language Comparison

Learning Outcome

Compare the "major" (i.e. literary) Romance languages as far as their phonological development is concerned.

Title

Lexical Differences and Etymology

Learning Outcome

Lexical Differences and Etymology

Title

Summarize Research

Learning Outcome

Become familiar with articles published in professional journals relating to the subject matter and produce accurate and meaningful written summaries and reactions to them.

Title

Transcription

Learning Outcome

Learn the rudiments of transcribing medieval or Renaissance manuscripts.