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    Western Michigan University
  Sep 21, 2017
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SPAN 5400 - Studies in Spanish Linguistics

Topics vary according to area and will be announced. Each of these courses carries separate credit, although all are listed under 5400. Topics include: Old Spanish - Evolution of the Spanish language from Latin. Spanish Language and Contemporary Society - The relationship between the Spanish language and modern Spanish culture.  Spanish Word Formation - The creation of nouns, verbs, and adjectives in Spanish.  Spanish Sound Systems - The organization of sound patterns and stress in Spanish. Spanish Dialectology - Differences in Spanish pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar in different regions of the Spanish-speaking world.  Spanish in Contact - How exposure to other languages affects the Spanish spoken by bilinguals.  Structure of Spanish Language - Word order and principles of grammatical organization in Spanish.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: SPAN 3160, SPAN 3170 and SPAN 3240.

Credits: 3 hours

Notes: May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Open to Upperclass and Graduate students.

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