Intro to Spanish Phonetics

Introduction to Spanish Phonetics

This course introduces students to fundamental notions of Spanish phonetics. The course has two main components: (1) the first component zeroes in on the theoretical aspects of articulatory phonetics (how are sounds produced? why and how do English/Spanish sounds differ, what is the phonological system of Spanish, etc.); (2) the second component is of a practical nature, and has as its goal the elimination of foreign accent in the students’ Spanish. 2 exams, plus comprehensive final exam (these exams concern mostly the theoretical aspects of the course). No papers required. The textbook used is authored by Professor Schwegler. (1 unit)

Required texts: Armin Schwegler, Juergen Kempff, A. Ameal-Guerra, Fonética y fonología españolas (Wiley & Sons, 4th ed., 2010).

This course is cross-listed with Professional Preparation for Teachers.
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Linguistics Pedagogy


Summer 2015 Language Schools

SPAN6715A-L15 Lecture (Schwegler)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

SPAN6715A-L14 Lecture (Gomez Asencio)

Summer 2013

SPAN6715A-L13 Lecture (Schwegler)

Summer 2012

SPAN6715A-L12 Lecture (Ortiz)

Summer 2011

SPAN6715A-L11 Lecture (Schwegler)

Summer 2010

SPAN6715A-L10 Lecture (Schwegler)