History of the English Language

History of the English Language
Basic changes from Old English to modern English, including modern American dialects.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesELang 223 or Ling 201, or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining ELANG 324
Course Outcomes

Tracing Linguistic Changes

Students will be able to trace the general phonemic, morphological, syntactic, and semantic changes of English in relation to the major periods of Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, and Present-Day English.

Linguistic Tools and Resources

Students will be able to identify some of the appropriate linguistic tools and resources that are available to answer specific questions about the history and development of the English language.

Social, Political, and Linguistic Influence on English

Students will be able to explain the important social and political factors as well as linguistic processes that have influenced the development of the English language and some of its varieties, including the current standard variety.

Authentic Historical Texts

Students will be able to apply course concepts and information to the assessment and interpretation of authentic historical texts.