2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CLITR 3320 History of the English Language

This course surveys the history of the English language from its earliest times to the present, with attention to linguistic structure and form as well as to the social and political forces that have created and are creating the language. With attention to grammatical structure and etymology, the course examines language change though a wide variety of English language texts, including Caedmon's Hymn and the King James Bible. The course also addresses some of the crucial questions that the digital era has brought to the English language.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

CLITR 1100

Offered

Spring semester