EWPC 320 The History and Study of the English Language

Started on January 1, 1970

3 hours
This course traces the evolution and development of the English language from its IndoEuropean roots to today’s regional and cultural vernaculars. It includes a close study of English etymology, of the interactions between language and technology (the invention of paper, the printing press, mass-market publishing, and the Internet), the evolution of our grammar and punctuation, and the controversies over the structural canons of the English language.