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ENGS11-12 Language Change: Towards Modern English 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Englannin kielen, kirjallisuuden ja kääntämisen tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

The course looks into the major socio-historical developments in the English-speaking world between the Restoration and mid-19th century, and the ways in which the English language and the attitudes towards it changed. Through introductory mini-lectures and homework reading assignments to be discussed in groups in class, we will examine the major historical events which shaped the British Empire, the rising trends in the writing of English grammars and dictionaries, and the ultimate spread of English around the world.

The course work will include weekly assignments including background reading and practical exercises examining the changes in English grammar and vocabulary through a number of electronic databases (e.g. The Oxford English Dictionary and different corpora of British and American English). The assessment will be based on an end-of-term exam and a final written course report.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Mark Kaunisto, Teacher responsible


7-Sep-2015 – 15-Oct-2015
Mon 7-Sep-2015 - 12-Oct-2015 weekly at 10-12, PinniB 5005
Thu 10-Sep-2015 - 15-Oct-2015 weekly at 10-12, PinniB 5005