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ENGL 3080 - History of the English Language U (3-0) [0.50]

This course introduces the key historical developments of the English language and the primary tools for the study of language. Topics to be discussed may include: the origins of and precursors to the English language; the phonology, lexicon, and grammar of English; the persistence of language change; the historical factors that affect language change; the origins and implications of language variety; the formation of prestige dialects; and the current state of the English language in Canada and the world. Reading-intensive course.