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.