History of English Language

This is an introductory course that provides fairly substantial knowledge about how historical events in England have affected and caused changes in the language throughout different periods; Old English, Middle English and Early Modern Era. The course is bifocal. First, there is a review of the political, social and intellectual factors that have determined the development of language in each period. Then, a close study of the internal structure of language in each is made. The course covers both historical events as well as language development. 

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