SPAN 6314 Advanced Phonetics

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to analyze the sound system and grammatical contrast between the English and Standard Spanish Language. This graduate course will include pronunciation drills, an introduction to elementary applied linguistics, and an analytical approach to the general sound system. Extensive research related to oral linguistic corpus.

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: Admission into the graduate program in Spanish at UTPB.

Student Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. examine and describe basic and fundamental concepts of linguistics and other forms of human communication in virtual sessions and discussion forums.
  2. characterize the variety of language sounds, distinguish main sound Sample characteristics, and transcribe them in short essays.
  3. examine the dialectal and sociolectal variation of Spanish pronunciation by analyzing a variety of oral discourses from the Spanish-speaking world in oral presentations.
  4. analyze and implement general concepts of Spanish phonetics, phonology acquisition theories, and current methodologies into the designing of teaching material on Spanish pronunciation in a final project.