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.
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SPAN 6715

All Sections in Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2015 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6715A-L15 Lecture (Schwegler)