Intro to Spanish Linguistics
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the scientific study of language by presenting some of its fundamental characteristics, in particular phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Additionally, students will discuss the interaction between these levels and other disciplines (developmental, psycho-, neuro-, socio-linguistics). The use of exercises will help the students to understand theoretical concepts and learn how to approach language in a scientific way. (1 unit)
Required text: Andrew Radford, Martin Atkinson, David Britain, Harald Clahsen, and Andrew Spencer, Introducción a la linguistic (Sevilla: Akal, 2000). Further references will be given in class. Selected readings will be distributed in class. Other materials will be provided in electronic format on Segue.