01:940:362 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Requirements for the course: successful completion of 940:261
The purpose of this course, Spanish Phonetics, is to first introduce the students to the sounds and articulation of the Spanish Language through its phonetics and phonology. Second, it allows the students whose first language is English, to obtain a like-native pronunciation, reducing their foreign accent. Last, this course, offers a first-hand introduction to the wide dialectal variation as far as phonetics is concerned, from American Spanish and the Spanish spoken and used in Spain (peninsular)
- To get familiarized with the phonetic/phonological phenomenon of the Spanish language.
- Familiarized with the field of descriptive linguistics, particularly in the areas of phonology and phonetics.
- Report and analyze some contrasts between American Spanish pronunciation, Spanish Peninsular (centro-norteño), Andalusian Spanish and English.
- Learn techniques that help students, whose first language is English, to improve their Spanish pronunciation.
- Transcribe phonetically, analyzing and commenting on the speech of a native speaker of any dialect of Spanish.
For further information about learning goals, please visit http://span-port.rutgers.edu/learning-goals
Students will be graded in the following areas:
Class participation and attendance
In class quizzes
Two in-class exams
Phonetic Transcription Project
Schwegler, Armin, Kempff, Juergen & Ameal-Guerra, Ana. Fonética y fonología españolas. Fourth edition. Nueva York: John Wiley & Sons, 2010. ISBN 978-0-470-42192-5.