HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE I.
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This course is designed as an introduction to the external and internal history of the English language up to 1100 (Old English period). The emphasis will be laid on helping the student get a first-hand knowledge of the language itself as it has been preserved in the documents and literary works which have come down to us.
An adequate command of both written and oral English will be required in order to follow and pass this course.
Evalutation Criteria.- Students will be graded according to the quality and regularity of their course work and the results of written tasks and tests. Appropriate use of language in exercises, assignments and exams will be required. Serious deficiencies in that respect will not grant a pass.
[Failure to attend classes regularly (missing more than 30% of class time) and/or the inability to hand in written assignments at the required dates will result in special final written and oral exams for those willing to pass the course.]
Albert & Thomas CABLE. 2002 (5th ed.). A History of the English Language.
Richard, (general editor). The
Vol. II: 1066-1476, edited by Norman BLAKE
Vol. III: 1476-1776, edited by Roger LASS
Vol. IV: 1776-1997, edited by Suzanne ROMAINE
Vol. l. V: English in
Mari Cruz (2002). Aspectos de
EXPÓSITO GONZÁLEZ, Mari Cruz (2005) Historical Approaches to the Evolution of English: from Indo-European to Old English and the transitional Periods. CD-ROM. MCEG.
EXPÓSITO GONZÁLEZ, Mari Cruz (1997). La estructura del sintagma nominal en el inglés de la cancillería, 1400-1450. Barcelona: Kadle Books.