CLA 208/ENG 240/TRA 208/LIN 208

Origins and Nature of English Vocabulary

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The origins and nature of English vocabulary, from Proto-Indo-European prehistory to current slang via [Beowulf]. Emphasis on linguistic tools and methodology. Topics include the Greek and Latin elements of English, the Roman alphabet and spelling, social and regional variation, the matter of “proper” language, and the “National Language” debate.

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:20pm

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