Contrastive Analysis of the Structures of Spanish and English

Contrastive Analysis of the Structures of Spanish and English
Contrastive analysis of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of Spanish and English.
SPAN
425
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSpan 326 or Span 329.
 TaughtFall Contact Department, Winter Contact Department, Spring Contact Department, Summer Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining SPAN 425
Course Outcomes

Contrasting English and Spanish

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

Basic Principles

Learn the basic principles of Spanish phonology, morphology (both derivational and inflectional), syntax and sociolinguistics.

Assumptions in Modern Linguistics

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.)

Solving Linguistic Problems

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