Border Spanish

Border Spanish
Mexican-American speech patterns, including language contact and bilingualism.
SPAN
423
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSpan 326 or Span 329.
 NotePrevious course in linguistics strongly recommended.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining SPAN 423
Course Outcomes

Linguistic Knowledge of Border Spanish

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

Theoretical constructs

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

Cultural Awareness

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