Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
SPAN 314-010/080: Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (Credits: 3)
This course is highly recommended for prospective Spanish teachers and students who want to improve and practice their pronunciation and intonation in Spanish. The course will help you to understand how the Spanish phonetic system is organized, compared to the system in English. This, together with a wealth of practical exercises will enable you to lose the typical “American accent”, and to speak like a Spaniard. You will learn how to divide Spanish words into syllables, where and when to put written accents, how to pronounce vowels and consonants, as well as learn about Spanish rhythm, intonation, linguistic variation and phonetic transcription.
Honor section available.