Study of the evolution of the Spanish language, with particular emphasis on the history of standardized Spanish and the development of regional variations of spoken Spanish. The approach takes into account the social, cultural, and political factors that have contributed to linguistic change and have shaped the complex fabric of historical and contemporary varieties of Spanish. Prerequisites: senior standing and SNH 3035, or consent of the instructor. [Dual-listed with SNH 5555.] Dual-listed courses require senior standing; juniors may enroll with permission of the department.