May 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SPAN 4430 - History of the Spanish Language

This course serves as an overview of the diachronic (across time) evolution of modern Spanish from spoken Latin. Data from phonetics/phonology and morpho-syntax will form the basis of study. Topics covered include: the development of Vulgar Latin and Proto-Romance, the Old Spanish phonological system, morpho-syntactic changes from Latin to Spanish, and the influences of contact languages on modern Spanish. The linguistic analysis of texts and the processes of language change will also figure prominently.

Prerequisite: SPAN 2002, or professor recommendation required