SPAN 425

Contrastive Analysis of the Structures of Spanish and English

Spanish and Portuguese College of Humanities

Course Description

Contrastive analysis of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of Spanish and English.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

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

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Solving Linguistic Problems

Learning Outcome

Be able to solve linguistic problems in the teaching and learning of a second language.

Title

Assumptions in Modern Linguistics

Learning Outcome

Learn what the assumptions of modern linguistics are (e.g., natural language is based on the use of signs; language is a social phenomenon; oral language takes precedence over written language; linguistics is descriptive, not prescriptive; variation is intrinsic to language; language is highly structured; there are linguistic universals; etc.)

Title

Basic Principles of Linguistics

Learning Outcome

Students will learn the basic principles of the major fields of linguistics; i.e., phonetics, phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and sociolinguisitics.

Title

Contrasting English and Spanish

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to explain the chief differences and similarities between the linguistic structures of the English and Spanish languages.