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SPAN 375

Spanish of the United States

A descriptive and use and community-based research course that explores the different socio-linguistic and socio-cultural realities of the Spanish spoken in the USA. The first third of the semester we apply concepts and methods of socio-linguistics and heritage studies to envision the landscape of USA Spanish regional variation, bilingualism, and diglossia, as well as to understand change mechanism in code-switching, interdialects and Spanglish. The second part of the course explores USA Spanish in transaction, using identity, gender and ethnic studies to delve into issues of equity, inclusion and accessibility when USA Spanish is in transaction with the gender gap, with racism, with indigenous communities, with political ideology, etc. Finally, the third part of the semester is an analysis of the normative yet creative power of social media USA Spanish: The Spanish of Twitter, Facebook and Tic-Toc. This is a field-study and research-intensive course organized around a semester long project and the use of disruptive digital technologies.

Fall 2022: Spanish of the USA

Instructor: Prof. Lucia Binotti

A descriptive and use and community-based research course that explores the different socio-linguistic and socio-cultural realities of the Spanish spoken in the USA. The first third of the semester we apply concepts and methods of sociolinguistics and heritage studies to envision the landscape of USA Spanish regional variation, bilingualism, and diglossia, as well as to understand change mechanism in code-switching, interdialects and Spanglish. The second part of the course explores USA Spanish in transaction, using identity, gender and ethnic studies to delve into issues of equity, inclusion and accessibility when USA Spanish is in transaction with the gender gap, with racism, with indigenous communities, with political ideology, etc. Finally, the third part of the semester is an analysis of the normative yet creative power of social media USA Spanish: The Spanish of Twitter, Facebook and Tic-Toc. This is a field-study and research-intensive course organized around a semester long project and the use of disruptive digital technologies.

Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or instructor’s permission

Spring 2022: Spanish of the USA

Instructor: Prof. Lucia Binotti

A descriptive and use and community-based research course that explores the different socio-linguistic and socio-cultural realities of the Spanish spoken in the USA. The first third of the semester we apply concepts and methods of socio-linguistics and heritage studies to envision the landscape of USA Spanish regional variation, bilingualism, and diglossia, as well as to understand change mechanism in code-switching, interdialects and Spanglish. The second part of the course explores USA Spanish in transaction, using identity, gender and ethnic studies to delve into issues of equity, inclusion and accessibility when USA Spanish is in transaction with the gender gap, with racism, with indigenous communities, with political ideology, etc. Finally, the third part of the semester is an analysis of the normative yet creative power of social media USA Spanish: The Spanish of Twitter, Facebook and Tic-Toc. This is a field-study and research-intensive course organized around a semester long project and the use of disruptive digital technologies.

Prerequisite: SPAN 300 or instructor’s permission

Spanish Undergraduate Advising Team

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Gosia Lee
Hispanic Literatures & Cultures Major, Hispanic Studies Minor Advisor
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Martha Ruiz-Garcia
Hispanic Linguistics Major Advisor
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Hélène de Fays
Interim Spanish Translation & Interpreting Minor Advisor
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Elizabeth Bruno
Spanish Minor for the Professions
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Sheena Melton
Undergraduate Student Services Specialist