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.