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SPAN6620

History of Spanish Language

We will study a broad introduction to the history of the Spanish language. From its distant origins in Latin learned by the early inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula, to its privileged position of language in today's world, and in its Peninsular and Atlantic variants. We will study the evolution (phonetic, morphological, syntactic, and lexical) of Spanish at successive stages (origins, medieval, modern, classic, current). We will reflect on it's relationship to historical events that have shaped the Hispanic civilization and the development of the Spanish language. Finally, we will analyze significant texts of each historical moment and discuss their most relevant linguistic and stylistic characteristics. (1 unit)

Required text: Mª Jesús Torrens Álvarez, Evolución e historia de la lengua española (Arco / Libros, 2007).
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Linguistics
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN6620A
SPAN6620M *

Sections

Summer 2014

SPAN6620A-L14 Lecture

Summer 2013

SPAN6620A-L13 Lecture (Herrero Ingelmo)

Summer 2012

SPAN6620A-L12 Lecture (Herrero Ingelmo)

Summer 2009

SPAN6620A-L09 Lecture (Company)

Summer 2006

SPAN6620A-L06 Lecture (Castillo Martinez)