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Course description
  HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2021-22

This subject aims to familiarise students with the main historical periods of the English language, placing a greater emphasis on the medieval period (Old and Middle English). It will overview the main changes from Old English to Modern English on the following linguistic levels: phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexis. After this diachronic survey, the process of standardisation of English will be examined. This module will end with a short introduction to Present-Day English varieties.

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

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Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2021-22

1. Describe and explain language change in the history of English
2. Analyse the relationship between the internal and external history of the English language
3. Explain the phonological, morphosyntactic, and lexical characteristics of each period of the English language (Old, Middle, and Modern English) 
4. Explore, identify and compare different varieties of English around the world 
5. Work with authentic materials (manuscripts, incunabula, etc.) related to the course contents  
6. Learn and show a positive attitude towards linguistic and cultural diversity in English

 

 

General

Code: 31033
Lecturer responsible:
ROIG MARIN, AMANDA DAFNE
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 0,60
Practical credits: 1,80
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 0,6
    Practical credits: 1,8
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught