ENG-205 History of the English Language
History of the English Language encompasses an overview of the derivation, alterations, influences, and significance of the English language throughout the world. The course traces English language from its roots through its earliest written words up until the present day. While completing the work of the course, students will gain an understanding of the chronology of changes that have affected the English language.
They will explore fundamental changes in the English language regarding morphology, phonology, syntax, semantics, and vocabulary. Additionally, students will examine changes in the grammar and sounds of Old and Middle English throughout the centuries. Students will also analyze social, cultural, and historical forces influencing the English language.
Semester Hours: 3
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