Spanish Language In America

The Spanish Language in America

This course will study the most important aspects of the Spanish language as it is spoken on the American continent, with the aid of literature, history and, above all, linguistics. Departing from some reflections on the influence of the Andaluz and the Amerindian languages on the development of the Spanish language in the Americas, the course will address the main phonetic, grammatical, and lexical features of the Spanish language as employed on this continent. Current trends will be studied to investigate both the unity and the variety displayed in the Spanish used on this side of the Atlantic. (1 unit).

Required texts: Introducción al español en América (Madrid: Arco / Libros, 2007); other materials will be available upon arrival at Middlebury.
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
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Summer 2009

SPAN6614A-L09 Lecture (Moreno de Alba)

Summer 2008

SPAN6614A-L08 Lecture (Moreno de Alba)

Summer 2007

SPAN6614A-L07 Lecture (Moreno de Alba)