SPAN 6620

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 its 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).
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
SPAN 6620A
SPAN 6620M *


Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6620A-L15 Lecture (Herrero Ingelmo)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6620A-L14 Lecture (Herrero Ingelmo)

Summer 2013, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6620A-L13 Lecture (Herrero Ingelmo)

Summer 2012, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6620A-L12 Lecture (Herrero Ingelmo)

Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6620A-L09 Lecture (Company)

Summer 2006, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6620A-L06 Lecture (Castillo Martinez)