Spanish 161: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology

TuTh 2-3:30P, VLSB 2011 | Instructor: CALLAHAN | CCN: 21403

Units: 4

Prerequisites: Span 25 and Span 100 – Linguistics Majors can petition to waive these

Taught in Spanish, this course serves to further familiarize students with the structure of the Spanish sound system. The course centers on the vocalic and consonantal inventories of various Spanish dialects using both phonological and acoustic phonetic analyses with the goal of preparing students to conduct phonological and phonetic analyses on Spanish varieties, as well as on their own speech. Emphasis will be placed on the skills and techniques particular to sound spectral analysis. Sociophonetic variation (i.e., constant variability in speech production) will also be addressed in the context of empirical research studies.