Description: Lecture, four hours. Requisite: course 25. Exploration of origin of language, how Spanish is acquired, evolution of Spanish from Latin to early modern period, how Spanish varies in world, how to teach Spanish, Spanish in contact with other languages. Possible topics include Spanish in Los Angeles, history of Spanish language, first- and second-language acquisition, language and cognition. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.