LING 320 History of the English Language
Introduction to the development of the English language from its earliest known stage to present-day British and American English. Topics include the continuous change of language in its main aspects of sound; word formation, syntax, and vocabulary; the cultural influences on change and their reflection in the language; and social attitudes affecting language usage. Offered every 2-3 years. (LA)
Prerequisites: JrS and 3 s.h. LING or 6 s.h. ALIT/ELIT.
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