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ROML 578: Comparative History of the Romance Languages

MWF 11:15am-12:05pm

Prof. Lamar A. Graham (

Location: Room TBA

In this course we will examine and analyze the four most widely spoken Romance languages – Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian – on a comparative and contrastive basis, with a primary emphasis on their diachronic divergence from Classical Latin and the regional varieties of Spoken (Vulgar) Latin.  As time and context allow, we will also discuss other languages such as Romanian, Catalan, Galician, Venetian, and so on.

FREN 300 or ITAL 300 or PORT 310 or SPAN 300 / 326,

OR graduate student status,

OR permission of the instructor.

Prior linguistics experience (e.g. LING 101, SPAN 360/376, etc.) highly desirable.

Curriculum notes:
Counts toward the Hispanic Linguistics graduate program, though enrollment is open to all who meet the prerequisites.


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