2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 315 Historical and Modern Linguistics

A study of the development of English with attention to historical influences as well as to linguistic evolution of sound, forms, structure, and meaning. Students will focus throughout the semester on current issues of gender, ethnicity, regionalism, etc. as they apply to the language. An introduction to the form and syntax of Modern English, with emphasis on the descriptive approach to grammar. Includes review of both traditional grammar and transformational-generative grammar.Prerequisite: ENG 101. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)