Students will be able to identify the phonological, morphological, syntactic, lexical, pragmatic, and orthographic characteristics of Late Modern English and how those characteristics are distinguished from Present Day English.
Identify Factors Influencing Development
Students will be able to identify important historical, social, and linguistic factors that influenced the development of the language during the Late Modern Period, including the development of modern prescriptive norms.
Identify Instances of Language Change
Students will be able to identify processes and instances of language change during the Late Modern English period.
Apply Understanding to Contemporary Texts
Students will be able to apply their understanding of Late Modern English to the interpretation of contemporary texts.