This course offers a comprehensive review and practice of the pronunciation of Spanish. The basic concepts of phonetic and phonological theory are introduced to examine Spanish sounds in their production and classification (syllables, stress, intonation, phonemes and allophones, etc.). Special attention is devoted to practice with corrective exercises, including orthography and accent marks. When necessary, the course also explores the contrast between Spanish and English sounds in order to help students understand the differences between both languages and improve their Spanish pronunciation. The course includes transcription exercises and attention to differences in pronunciation across dialects of Spanish.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course, students should be able to
1.Demonstrate improvement in Spanish pronunciation
2.Demonstrate improvement of listening skills through continuous auditory practice
3.Demonstrate understanding of Spanish phonetics and phonology theory
4.Demonstrate understanding of Spanish orthography and accent marks
5.Demonstrate understanding of regional varieties of Spanish
Exams (2) 25% (LO 1, 3, 4, 5)
Pronunciation recordings 40% (LO 1-5)
Prácticas de oído (listening recognition activities) 25% (LO 1, 2, 5)
Phonetics and Phonology exercises 10% (LO 3, 4, 5)
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This course has 3 weekly contact hours and additionally at least 7 hours of study per week outside of class
Requisite and Incompatibility
Morgan, Terrell A. 2010. Sonidos en contexto. Una introducción a la fonética del español con especial referencia a la vida real. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. + accompanying CD.
Additional materials will be distributed in class and/or in Wattle as needed.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8402||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|