English 101

Upper Division Coursework: History of the English Language

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2005 Hanson, Kristin
Hanson, Kristin
TTh 11-12:30 30 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

"Millward, C.: A Biography of the English Language, 2nd ed.

Recommended Texts: Pinker, S.: The Language Instinct; Crystal, D.: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language "


"This course surveys the history of the English language from its Indo-European roots, through its Old, Middle, and Early Modern periods, to its different forms in use throughout the world today. Topics include changes in the core grammatical systems of phonology (sound structure), morphology (word structure), and syntax (sentence structure); in vocabulary; in writing and literary forms; and in the social position of English and its dialects.

Requirements: Three short research assignments, two midterm tests, a short paper, and a final exam. "

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