Dr. Adjaye's Linguistics Online
English 318(1): History of the Language


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Dr. Sophia A. Adjaye
Office: FT 201F, 664-2362
Office Hours: MW 9:00--10:00 a.m.; also by appointment

Texts

Millward, C.M. (1996). A Biography of the English Language, 2nd ed., Harcourt Brace.

Millward, C.M. (1996). Workbook to accompany A Biography of the English Language, 2nd ed., Harcourt Brace.

Aim

Evaluation


Grading

The grading scale for English/Linguistics 318 will be:


Schedule of Classes: Fall 1996

Sept. 11,
  • Introduction to course
  • Features common to all languages; Ch. 1

Sept. 13,
    Phonology of English; Ch.2

Sept. 16,
  • Indo-European (IE) languages; Ch. 4
  • Old English history; Ch. 5

Sept. 18,
    Old English phonology; Ch. 5

Sept. 20,

Sept. 23,
    OE morphology continued; Ch. 5:
    • inflections of other parts of speech

Sept. 25,
    OE syntax; Ch. 5

Sept. 27,
    OE lexicon and semantics; Ch. 5

Sept. 30,
    Review of Old English

Oct. 2,
    Test 1: Old English

Oct. 4,
    Middle English history and graphics; Ch. 6

Oct. 7,
    ME phonology; Ch. 6:
    • consonants and vowels
    • phonotactics

Oct. 9,
    ME morphology; Ch. 6

Oct. 11,
    ME syntax; Ch. 6

Oct. 14,
    ME lexicon; Ch. 6:
    • foreign influences

Oct. 16,
    ME formation of new words and semantics; Ch. 6

Oct. 18,
    Review of Middle English

Oct. 21,
    Test 2: Middle English

Oct. 23,
    Early Modern English history; Ch. 7

Oct. 25,
    EMnE phonology; Ch. 7:
    • consonants

Oct. 28,

Oct. 30,
    EMnE grammar; Ch. 7:
    • morphology
    • syntax

Nov. 1,
    EMnE lexicon; Ch. 7

Nov.4,
    EMnE formation of new words and semantics; Ch. 7

Nov. 6,
    Review of Early Modern English

Nov. 8,
    Test 3: Early Modern English

Nov. 11,
    Holiday

Nov. 12,

Nov. 13,
    English around the world; Ch. 9

Nov. 15,
    Varieties of Present-Day English; Ch. 9

Nov.18,
    Comprehensive review

FINAL EXAM
    November 25, 2:00--4:30 p.m.

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