ENGL 0348 - History of the English Language

Credits: 3

The course traces the development of the English language from its beginnings to the present. How did the structure, sounds and meaning of our language change? What forces influenced these changes? The course explores such topics as: the influence of Romans, Vikings, and other groups; the impact of the Norman Conquest and the invention of the printing press; and the work of significant linguists and lexicographers such as Noah Webster.

Prerequisites: ENGL 0101  and ENGL 0204 .

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