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UGRD > SPAN > 320

Varieties of Spanish in the Americas

This course surveys some principal variants of Latin American Spanish. Basic analytic tools are developed, including basic sound patterns, word structures, and word orders; an overview regarding indigenous, African and Anglophone influences; and common dimensions of American Spanish variation. These tools are used to explore Spanish variants and the interplay of grammatical, social, and ethnic forces that have shaped them.

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