SPAN 423

Border Spanish

Spanish and Portuguese College of Humanities

Course Description

Mexican-American speech patterns, including language contact and bilingualism.

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

Note

Previous course in linguistics strongly recommended.

Title

Theoretical constructs

Learning Outcome

Students will understand and be able to describe succinctly S-E bilingual contact phenomena, such as borrowing, code-switching, and language maintenance/shift.

Title

Cultural Awareness

Learning Outcome

Students will gain a greater understanding of and appreciation for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the U.S.

Title

Linguistic Knowledge of Border Spanish

Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate a knowledge of principal features of (Mexican-American) Popular Spanish in terms of semantics, morphosyntax, and phonetics/phonology.