2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin 
    Jan 19, 2021  
2015-2016 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

ESL 7610 - History of English

Have you wondered why the English language has such a bizarre spelling system, so many exceptions to its grammar rules, and the largest vocabulary of any modern world language? Discover the answers by studying the development and forms of the English language from Anglo-Saxon beginnings to present-day standard English and varieties of English. Understand the sociocultural and linguistic forces that cause language to undergo constant change. NOTE: Should be taken after or concurrently with a linguistics course.

Target audience: K-12 language arts and ESL teachers.

Credits: 1