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The History of English Language - ARTS2697
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Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
 
 
Enrolment Requirements:
 
 
Prerequisite: 30 units of credit overal including 12 units of credit in Level 1 Linguistics
 
 
Equivalent: LING2590
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
  

Description

Subject Area: Linguistics

This course provides an introduction to some thirteen centuries of the English language. Obviously, an in-depth study of this in one semester is not feasible. We will look at a number of primary sources provided online, both in the original and in Modern English translation, and use these for close study of the forms of the changing language, as well as for contemporary commentary on the events and concerns of the times. Throughout, we will take the view that, although there were many changes in the language over this time, we are still speaking substantially the same language that developed in England during the first 300-400 years after the Angles, Saxons and Jutes settled there.

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