Students will be able to identify the phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, pragmatic, and orthographic characteristics of Early Modern English and how those characteristics are distinguished from Present Day English.
Identify Factors in Development
Students will be able to identify important historical, social, and linguistic factors that influenced the development of the language during the Early Modern Period, including the development of modern prescriptive norms.
Apply Understanding to Contemporary Texts
Students will be able to apply their understanding of Early Modern English to the interpretation of contemporary texts, including passages from the works of Shakespeare and the King James translation of the Bible.