Instructor / Senior Lecturer: Ganesh Basdeo
|Web site: http://courses.washington.edu/dibas/|
This course provides an introduction to the linguistic study of Spanish. We will study
core areas of grammar: morphology, or the word-building processes of the
language; phonetics, or the articulatory and acoustic properties of
sounds; phonology, or the sound patterns of human language,
and syntax, the sentence-building system of the language. The course is devoted to 'synchronic' grammar (the grammar of modern Spanish).
We will also view two videos dealing with language in general.
The primary purposes of the course are:
(1) To present basic concepts of linguistic analysis.
These concepts will better enable you to analyze Spanish on your own,
regardless of what further courses you take.
Familiarity with these concepts also provides a foundation for more in-depth study of Spanish linguistics.
(2) To gain skill in analytic thinking, by solving problems
of linguistic analysis. Some exams will have at least one question which
will require an analytic answer.
(This is a 300 - level Spanish course. In addition to the
linguistic material on which you will obviously be tested, it is expected that
you will show proficiency in those areas in which you are tested in regular Spanish grammar classes - spelling, accentuation,
sentence construction, expression of ideas, etc. You will be encountering a lot of new linguistic vocabulary in Spanish that will greatly
enhance your vocabulary. You will be responsible for its acquisition.)
In SUMMER quarter we will meet for (5) DAYS a week, (2) SIXTY minute sessions a day.
The 1st session will be devoted to the general lecture.
The 2nd session will be devoted to doing exercises based on the general lecture and to answer any questions you may have regarding concepts not fully understood in the lecture.
Exercise sessions are crucial to your success in the course. Consider
them REVIEW for the exams.
Paquete - Instructor will inform as to location pick-up. Please
bring your paquete to class every day.
Regular attendance and participation are crucial to your success in the course. You are also expected to be present to participate in group work and practice exercises throughout the session. Group participation is especially advantageous in a course of this nature.
There will be four examinations in the course - one at the
end of each segment studied. This is a 5credit course.
Attendance and completion of exercises count for 5% of
your final grade.
Exercise sessions are crucial to your success in the course. Consider them REVIEW for the exams.
University of Washington grading scale
|Attendance and completion of Exercises -
Exam 1 - Morfología -
Exam 2 - Fonética -
Exam 3 - Fonología -
Exam 4 - Sintaxis -
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