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SPAN3436S

Dialects of Spanish

THIS COURSE IS TAUGHT AT MILLS CAMPUS

Spanish is the official language of Spain and over twenty American countries, and it is the de facto second language of the United States. But even those with a superficial knowledge of Spanish know that there are vast geographical and social differences in the language. In this class we will explore variation in the Spanish language, focusing on the historical sources of modern-day dialects, the lexical and grammatical features that distinguish them, the social factors that determine current usage, and the future of the language in the different contexts where it is used.

Required Text: Alvar, Manuel (2007). Introducci├│n al espa├▒ol americano. Madrid: Arco Libros. ISBN 978-84-7635-696-8
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:

Sections

Summer 2014 Language Schools

SPAN3436SA-L14 Lecture (Nunez-Mendez)

Summer 2011

SPAN3436SA-L11 Lecture (Davis)