Bilingualism; Adult Second Language Acquisition; Phonetics & Phonology; Second Language Speech Processing, Perception, & Production; Lexical Processing.
SPAN 360 – The Structure of Spanish
This course serves as an introduction to the structure of the Spanish language. It's a course on how to understand Spanish grammar (and grammar or language structure as a whole) so you might critically reflect on the language to get a deep command of it on your own in the years to come. The course is organized around four basic perspectives on the study of the structure of Spanish: (1) the structure of the Spanish sound inventory, (2) the structure of Spanish words, (3) the structure of Spanish sentences, (4) the structure of the Spanish language in its societies.
SPAN 583B – Spanish Phonetics II: The study of speech perception and its applications.
This course serves as an introduction to the instrumental and experimental study of the sounds of Spanish (phonetics). In particular, it focuses on the study of speech perception and language processing, i.e. auditory phonetics and spoken word recognition. Students will acquire the basic tools to conduct experimental research using state-of-the-art equipment.