School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

History of English

Module code: LIN212

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 10 am - 11 am
    Seminar
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm

Contact: Prof Devyani Sharma
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: LIN4200

This module examines the socio-historical events that determined the shape and uses of the English language over time. Applying concepts from sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and general linguistic analysis, we will explore how English has changed over 1500 years, and how similar processes continue to operate on the language today. Lectures will focus on social and historical events, while seminars will involve close analysis of the structure of Old, Middle, Early Modern and Present-Day English.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5