SPAN 3320 Regional Variations in Language

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as SPAN 52.11.
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3 hours; 3 credits

Recent developments in linguistic expression, both oral and written, in a diversity of nations and societies. The foundations of language in its country of origin and its subsequent expansion throughout the world. Emphasis on regional similarities and differences in pronunciation, lexicon, syntax, and usage through the analysis of contemporary texts, films, television, and musical lyrics, as well as materials available on the Internet. Qualifies as a LOTE (Language Other Than English) course for Pathways College Option purposes.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 [11.1] or 11.12 or 3610 [17.50] or permission of the chairperson.


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