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SPAN 3390 Spanish in the United States

3 hours; 3 credits

Socio-historical introduction to Spanish in the US and to the varieties of Spanish spoken in the United States. Examination of the evolution of aspects of the morphosyntactic, phonological, and lexical components of the Spanish spoken by US communities. Exploration of sociolinguistic concepts such as codeswitching, translanguaging, linguistic variation, language and dialect contact, language change, language attitudes, and language policy paying special attention to how these concepts manifest in the US context. All lectures and class discussions will be conducted in Spanish. Qualifies as a LOTE (Language Other Than English) course for Pathways College Option purposes.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2020 or 2030W or 3610 or permission of the chairperson.


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