Jun 29, 2022  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 217 - History and Structure of the English Language

This course introduces students to the basic principles of descriptive linguistics by examining the English language in its contemporary and historical forms. Students will learn to articulate and apply the basic principles of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. In units on dialect and sociolinguistics, they will explore the social dimension of language and apply their linguistic expertise to a range of artistic productions, including oral histories and rap lyrics. Students will consider both the history and the future of English, including the impact of new technology on language change. Satisfies Individual and Society General Education requirement.


(Cr: 3)