Section 1: Wednesday 6:30-9:10 PM

Professor: Elizabeth Riddle

This course will give students an overview of the main features of the internal and external history of the English language, from Proto-Indo-European to the present, taking into account selected features from the areas of phonology, morphology, lexicon, semantics, syntax, and pragmatics. The course will also include study of changes that are in progress in English at this time.  In addition to developing students’ knowledge of the history of  English, the course will expand their knowledge of processes of language change, and improve their analytical, research, and writing skills.