Ganeshdath D. Basdeo
Historical survey of Spanish phonology, morphology, and syntax, from Latin origins to the modern language. Prerequisite: either SPAN 301 or SPAN 314; either ANTH 203, LING 200, LING 201, LING 203, LING 400, or SPAN 323. Offered: jointly with SPLING 403.
Linguistic influences from pre-Roman cultures - Iberians, Vascos, Celts, etc Linguistic contribution of the Arabs How Spanish evolved from Classical Latin through Vulgar Latin Simplification of Vulgar Latin - Reduction of declensions, gender system and cases
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture / Power Point for 4 chapters
Completing all practice sheets assigned and checking answers on web site
Class assignments and grading
Worksheets based on topics discussed in lectures.
Quizzes and exams