SPAN 6715A: Intro to Spanish Phonetics

Introduction to Spanish Phonetics

This course introduces students to fundamental notions of Spanish phonetics. The course has two main components: (1) the first component includes an articulatory description of the Spanish sounds in an phonetic context; and, (2) the second component is of a practical nature, and has as its goal the elimination of foreign accent in the students' Spanish. (1 unit)

Required texts: Armin Schwegler, Juergen Kempff, A. Ameal-Guerra, Fonética y fonología españolas (Wiley & Sons, 4th ed., 2010); Terrell Morgan, Los sonidos en contexto: una introducción a la fonética del español con referencia a la vida real (Yale University Press, 2009).

Reference book available at the college library: Carlos Piñeros, Estructuras de los sonidos del español (Pearson, 2008).

Luis Ortiz
Axinn Center 220
11:00am-11:59am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jul 5, 2012 to Aug 17, 2012)