University of Atlantia

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Ænglisc Is Wyrd: A History of the English Language

Elenor de la Rochelle alias Ela

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA105 September 12, 2020 Course # 503
Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 20/∞ Room Carcasonne
Course Category Humanities

In this lecture-based class, a language professional will tell you why, exactly, English is so weird! Starting with a brief mention of English’s ancient father Proto-Indo-European, we will focus on the political, social, and cultural changes that lead from Old English to Middle English to Early Modern English. Languages that significantly influenced modern English will also be mentioned. To clearly grasp the changes, we will follow several words and phrases as their shape and meaning changes over time. This class is designed to familiarize students with different linguistic and grammatical aspects of the English language to prepare them for exploring the many varieties of historic English. This class will not be recorded; however, a PDF of the slides will be sent to students after the class is complete.
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