Subject: English
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: English


This course surveys some aspects of the history of English as a language, from Proto-Indo-European to the present day, through exploring how English has been and is pronounced and written. We will investigate methods for studying English phonology and orthography, ways in which the human history of English speakers has shaped the language, dialect variety and standardization, and past and present controversies surrounding spoken and written forms of English around the world.

Prerequisite(s): 6 credit units of 100-level ENG; or LING 111; or a senior course in a language.
Note: Students with credit for ENG 290.6 may not take this course for credit. Eligible to be used toward the College of Arts & Science English Language Writing Requirement

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