Intro 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. Two 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