Spanish in the United States

Spanish in the United States
In this course, we will study Spanish in the United States, focusing mainly on the sociolinguistic aspects. Topics will include the varieties of Spanish that have emerged in contact with English, the geographic distribution of Spanish speakers, differences between groups of Spanish speakers (Mexicans, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans), linguistic ideologies, bilingualism, language maintenance and shift, heritage language, language policy, and bilingual education. We will also examine the linguistic outcomes of Spanish in contact with English, for instance code-switching and Spanglish. We will study texts and music that illustrate the characteristics of Spanish in the United States. (Senior majors with at least two Spanish courses numbered 0350 or above, or by waiver.) 3 hrs. sem.
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SPAN 0435

All Sections in Fall 2009

Fall 2009

SPAN0435A-F09 Lecture (Muntendam)