ENGL3110-A History Of English Language    (Spring 2014)

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Course Details

Session, Dates: 1 (01/13/2014 - 05/03/2014)

Days: W

Time: 02:00 - 04:50 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Wheatley Center 113

Seats Available: 18 Seats

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the study of historical linguistics and examines the history of the English language from its birth in the fifth and sixth centuries to its present position as a world language. Students study phonetic changes, vocabulary growth and changes, and syntactic variations. Students identify and distinguish among the languages and cultures of Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Modern English. Also, students study the social, political, and technological histories of English-speaking peoples, and invasions and cultural movements that shape the development of English. Historical changes in the development of the English language will be illustrated with literary and cultural texts.

Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225 and any ELIT course.

About The Instructor

Jim Vincent
Associate Professor of English
 English Department
Coordinator, Rooney Int'l Scholar's Program
 Center for Global Engagement

vincent@rmu.edu
412-397-6456 phone
412-397-6469 fax
Wheatley Center 320

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