Introduction to Spanish Phonetics

This course introduces students to fundamental notions of Spanish phonetics. The course has two main components: (1) the first component zeroes in on the theoretical aspects of articulatory phonetics (how are sounds produced? why and how do English/Spanish sounds differ, what is the phonological system of Spanish, etc.); (2) the second component is of a practical nature, and has as its goal the elimination of foreign accent in the students’ Spanish. 2 exams, plus comprehensive final exam (these exams concern mostly the theoretical aspects of the course). No papers required. The textbook used is authored by Professor Schwegler. (1 unit)

Required texts: Armin Schwegler, Juergen Kempff, A. Ameal-Guerra, Fonética y fonología españolas (Wiley & Sons, 4th ed., 2010).

This course is cross-listed with Professional Preparation for Teachers.

11:00am-11:50am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Jul 2, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015)
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 235