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SPAN 678

History of the Spanish Language

Juan Carlos González Espitia
Advisor for Spanish Graduate Studies
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Lauren Lisinski
Graduate Student Services Manager

TuTh 11:00-12:15, Dey 210

Prof. Lamar A. Graham (lagraham@email.unc.edu)

In this course we will examine the major linguistic changes from Classical and Spoken (Vulgar) Latin to Old, Classical, and finally Modern Spanish, with a focus on linguistic theories of language change.  Internal changes affecting the phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, and semantics of Spanish will be primary focus of the course, with additional attention paid to changes in the language due to external forces such as language contact as a result of conquests and colonial expansion.

Prerequisite: SPAN 360 or 376, graduate standing, or permission of the instructor.