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