EKIP504 The Story of English, 2 op
Course content: Lectures, background reading and exercises on key aspects of the history of English.
Aims of study: The course introduces students to the use and users of the English language, and to its development from a regionally spoken language to a world language. After completing the course students will be able to
- describe the changes that have occurred in English through centuries (in its pronunciation, orthography, grammar, and vocabulary), from the Old English period to the present day
- describe the regional and social variation in Present-day English
- explain the developments of the English language from the viewpoint of both language history and sociolinguistics
- understand the political, economic, technological, and cultural reasons for the spread of English.
Methods of study:
- Lectures, readings and exercises
- A short research essy
Teacher: Anne Karppinen
Dates and times:
26 Sep: 9.00 - 12.00
24 Oct: 13.00 - 16.00
14 Nov: 9.00 - 16.00
Note that you can participate on some or all of the lectures from home. See the notice board for the latest information.
Recommended reading: Svartvik, Jan & Leech, Geoffrey: English - One Tongue, Many Voices. Palgrave MacMillan 2016 (2. painos). Luvut 2-6, 9.