SPAN 672: Hispanic Dialectology

Academic Year:
Fall 2014
Day and Time:
T/Th, 400 pm – 6:30 pm

This course examines and compares synchronic survey of the dialects of Spain, Spanish America and Caribbean. Some theoretical approaches and methodologies to study the dialect classification will be considered. Also, the course revises the debates on the origins and historical development of Spanish dialects in Latin America as well as the most recent developments in the fields of Dialectology.


·         To familiarize the students with the methods used in dialectology in order to delimit major dialect zones.

·         To offer the students a first approach to the knowledge of main characteristics of dialects spoken in the

·         Spanish world.


Percentage of Latin Am and/or Latino Content: 75%

Percentage of Latin American, Caribbean, or Latino Content: