Jun 17, 2024  
2021-2022 General/Graduate Catalog - Expires August 2027 
    
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ENG 417 - History of the English Language


The development of English from Old English (Anglo-Saxon) origins, through the Middle English (e.g. Chaucerian) and early modern English (e.g. Shakespearean) periods, to contemporary English – emphasizing the impact of history on the changing language and including such factors influencing the changing syntax and vocabulary as 9th-century Viking settlement and the 11th-century Norman-French conquest, to developing American regional dialects and the 20th-century rise of post-colonial English vernaculars.

Credit(s): 4
Course Attribute(s):
  • Honors Scholar Course.



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