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Course description
  HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2018-19

History of the English language from its origins to modern times. Language change. Old English (OE), Middle English (ME), Modern English (ModE) and Contemporary English (ContE): Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics.  Varieties of English around the world: English in England, Scotland , Ireland , Wales, USA , Canada , Australia and New Zealand , Rep South Africa, India.  English Pidgins and Creoles.

 

 

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 2018-19

1. Describe and explain language  'change' in the history of English. 
2. Analyze the relationship between internal and external history of the English language and the linguistic consequences. 
3. Explain the phonological, morphosyntactic and lexical features representing each period of the English language (Old, Middle, Modern and Contemporary) 
4. Explore, identify and compare different varieties of English around the world 
5. Work with authentic materials (videos, recordings, websites, etc.) related with the course content  
6. Learn and show a positive attitude towards linguistic and cultural diversity in English. 

 

 

General

Code: 31033
Lecturer responsible:
GARCIA LOSQUIÑO, IRENE
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.

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