ENGLISH 308 - History of the English Language
Section: 001
Term: WN 2014
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Our language has changed dramatically in the twelve hundred years of its recorded history. We would not recognize speech (Old English) of the first Germanic peoples who migrated to post-Roman Britain in the fifth century; Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (Middle English) might seem to be written in a foreign language; even Shakespeare's (early Modern) English requires special efforts. Our main task will be to understand something of sounds, words and structure of English at each of these earlier periods, but especially we will work to understand why and how a language changes (or doesn't). The major prerequisite is that you come prepared to have fun.

Course Requirements:

Course work will consist of frequent short assignments, group tasks, in class workshops, a midterm and final.

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ENGLISH 308 - History of the English Language
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
26670
Open
6
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9780495906414
A biography of the English language, Author: C.M. Millward, Mary Hayes., Publisher: Wadsworth Cengage Learning 3rd ed. 2010
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