Romance Langs of Mediterranean
This course offers the student a clear and simple introduction of linguistic unity that Romania is constructed of and from the mother language, Latin, through carefully selected data from external history (substrate, superstrate, and adstratum) and internal history (phonetic level, morphosyntactic level, and especially the lexical-semantic level) of the different varieties of Neo-Latin (Romance languages ). We will focus on the analysis and comparison of the three major languages (Spanish, French, and Italian) around the Mediterranean Sea, although we will refer to others. We will study the fragmentation process of Vulgar Latin and the birth of the Romance languages . We will describe the similarities and differences of the most important Romance languages . (1 unit)
Required text: José Manuel Fradejas, Las lenguas románicas (Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2010).