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Ganeshdath D. Basdeo
SPAN 403
Seattle Campus

The Evolution of the Spanish Language

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

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


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ganeshdath D. Basdeo
Date: 05/23/2006