SPAN 413.03: Spanish Grammar
Spring 2009: MWF 11-12 pm, NWCB 405

Prof. Harry Howard

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Horas de consulta: MW 2:15 - 3:00 pm, F 1:30-3 pm & por cita previa @ Newcomb Hall 322-D
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OBJETIVOS. Esta clase tiene tres objetivos:

  1. Ayudarte a mejorar tus conocimientos de la gramática española,
  2. mostrarte cómo la gramática española varia en el mundo iberoamericano, y
  3. explicarte cómo la mente humana representa y organiza la gramática española.

RESULTADOS. Para mostrar que hayas logrado los objetivos, llevarás a cabo las tareas siguientes:

  1. Hacer una prueba casi todas las semanas: 11-1 * 8% = 80%. La prueba se hace casi siempre los miércoles en los primeros 10 minutos, sobre la materia dada desde la prueba anterior. No se dan pruebas de recuperación, pero sí se puede suprimir una. Si me avisas con antelación de una ausencia, no se la contaré en contra.
  2. Preparar un proyecto final: 20%. El proyecto final consiste en el análisis gramatical de un texto. Se entrega el día del examen final.
  3. No hay nota de participación, pero si veo que participas mucho, puedo incrementar una nota final al que le falta poco para alcanzar el nivel siguiente.
Equivalencia de notas

89.5-91.4 A-

91.5-100 A

79.5-81.4 B-

81.5-87.4 B

87.5-89.4 B+

69.5-71.4 C-

71.5-77.4 C

77.5-79.4 C+

59.5-61.4 D-

66.5-67.4 D

67.5-69.4 D+

0-59.4 F

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Violations of the Academic Honor Code will not be tolerated in this class. I will rigorously investigate and pursue any such transgression.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES who need academic accommodation should:


Programa

Texto: A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish, 4e de John Butt & Carmen Benjamin (2004) McGraw-Hill.
Lecturas adicionales: MyTulane
Vendrás a clase habiendo leído y practicado la lectura que se indica en el programa para ese día.

Fecha

Día

Tema

Lectura

ppt
mp3

P

Jan
12 (M)

1

Presentación de la clase

Introducción

 
 [no]
 

14 (W)

2
Gender of nouns
§1 de Butt & Benjamin
 
 
 

16 (F)

3
Plural of nouns
§2
 
 
 

19 (M)

 

Cumpleaños MLK

 
   
 

21 (W)

4
Articles
§3
 
 
 

23 (F)

5
Adjectives
§4
 
 [no hay]
 

26 (M)

6
Comparison of adjectives and adverbs
§5
 
 [me quedé sin pilas]
 

28 (W)

7
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, Neuter article and neuter pronouns
§6, 7
 
 
P1 

30 (F)

8
Possessive adjectives and pronouns
§8
 
 
 

Feb
2 (M)

9
Misc. adjectives and pronouns, Numerals
§9, 10
 
 

 

4 (W)

10
Personal pronouns
§11
 
 
 P2

6 (F)

11
Le/les & lo/la/los/las; forms of verbs
-
 -
 -
 

9 (M)

12
Le/les & lo/la/los/las; forms of verbs
§12, 13
 
 
 

11 (W)

13
Indicative: present
§14
 
 
 P3

13 (F)

14
 
§14
   
 

16 (M)

15
Indicative: future, conditional, present perfect
§14
 
 

 

18 (W)

16
Indicative: pluperfect, preterite, imperfect
§14
 
 
 P4

20 (F)

17
 
 --
 --
 

23 (M)

 

LUNDI GRAS

 
     

25 (W)

18
Indicative: pluperfect, preterite, imperfect
§14
  --
 
 

27 (F)

19
Preterite, imperfect; Continuous forms of the verb;
§14, 15
 
 
 

Mar
2 (M)

20
Subjunctive
Lunn y DeCesaris
 
 
 

4 (W)

21
Subjunctive 2
Lunn y DeCesaris
 
 
P5

6 (F)

22
Subjunctive 3
Lunn y DeCesaris
 
 
 

9 (M)

23
Imperative, Infinitive, Participles, Gerund
§17, 18, 19 §20
 
 
 

11 (W)

24
Modal auxiliary verbs, Personal a,
§21, 22
 
 
 P6

13 (F)

25
 
   
 

16 (M)

26
Negation
§23
 
 
 

18 (W)

27
Interrogation & exclamation, Conditional sentences,
§24, 25
 
 
 P7

20 (F)

28
Pronominal verbs
§26
 --
 --
 

23-7 (M-F)

 
DESCANSO DE LA PRIMAVERA
 
   
 

30 (M)

29
Pronominal verbs
§26
 
 
 

Apr
1 (W)

30
Verbs of becoming, Passive and impersonal sentences,
§27-28
 
 
P8 

3 (F)

31
Ser & estar
§29
 
 
 

6 (M)

32
Existential sentences
§30
 
 

 

8 (W)

33
Adverbs, Expressions of time
§32
 
 
P9 

10-13 (F-M)

 

PASCUA

 
   
 

15 (W)

34
Conjunctions & connectors
§33
 
 
 

17 (F)

35
Prepositions
§34
   
 

20 (M)

36
Prepositions
§34
 
 
P10

22 (W)

37
Relative clauses & relative pronouns
§35
 
 
 

24 (F)

38
Relative clauses & relative pronouns 2
§35
 
 
 

27(M)

39
Fiesta
 
   
P11

May 3 (Sun)

40

Día del EXAMEN FINAL, 1 - 5 pm: entregar proyecto

 
   
 

Lecturas adicionales

(No hay todavía)


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