- Code LING6529
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
This course, taught by a specialist in the history of English grammar, will give students an overview of the history of English phonology, morphology, lexicon, and syntax as well as the development of 'new Englishes' due to colonisation. Although it is not a literature course, it will introduce students to the nature of the literature of Early, Middle, and Early Modern English and will include discussions of how scribal and editorial practices may affect our understanding of the language of texts.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply the scholarship presented in the readings as well as the analytical techniques they presented in the course to analyse a wide range of syntactic and morphological structures in Old, Middle, and Early Modern English.
- Identify some major dialect differences in the period before the standardisation of English on the basis of the major dialect features which they have learned about in this course.
- Systematically analyse some differences between the grammar of the English of earlier periods and the grammar of Present Day English.
- Use the Oxford English Dictionary Online and other Web resources to learn independently about the history of individual words and collocations.
- Demonstrate an ability to summarise concisely some major literature on a given topic.
- Undertake independent research on a historical topic in the history of the English language and present their findings to their class.
Co-teaching: LING2104 The History of the English Language
Tutorial presentation (of approx. 8 minutes): 15%. [Learning Outomce 5]
Two analytical assignments: 20% each. [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Research paper (approx. 2,500 words): 35%. [Learning Outcome 6].
Literature review (approx. 800 words) 10%. [Learning Outcome 5]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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