This course is offered in Dutch. Some of the descriptions may therefore only be available in Dutch.
Course ObjectiveStudents will learn the basics of phonology as a scientific discipline
by describing the Spanish language. They will be able to tell the
difference between phonetics and phonology, identify contrastive
distributions on the basis of minimal pairs, identify phonological
classes, make descriptive generalizations of sound patterns and convert
them into rule notations, and draw syllable structures for any Spanish
word. The students will be familiar with concepts such as phoneme,
allophone, complementary distribution, contrastive distribution, minimal
pair, conditioning environment, mental/underlying representation and
Course ContentThis course is an introduction to some major phonological
characteristics of the Spanish language. It focuses on the description
of Spanish speech sounds and the basic sound patterns found in this
Teaching MethodsSeminars (4 hrs a week)
Method of AssessmentThere is one final written exam.
LiteratureHualde, José I. 2005. The sounds of Spanish. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge
Target AudienceStudents in the Minor Spanish
Additional InformationMandatory attendance. If the student misses one class, s/he has to do an
extra assignment. If more than one class is missed, the student has to
leave the course.
|Language of Tuition||Dutch|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||R.A.M. van den Heerik MA|
|Examiner||R.A.M. van den Heerik MA|
R.A.M. van den Heerik MA
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Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|
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