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ENGS2 History of English 5 op
Organised by
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
Curricula 2012 – 2015
ENGS2 History of English 5 ECTS

Keywords

Strategic themes: Internationalisation

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will be able to place the English language in its Indo-European and Germanic historical context. The student will be familiar with the central developments in the phonetic form, spelling, structures, and lexicon of the English language through centuries, from the Old English period (450–1100) to the present day. In addition, the student will be able to explain the effect of historical and social factors on the development of the English language through different periods.

Contents

The course unit examines where the English language is located in the language family tree. In addition, the course unit aims to clarify to the student how the history of the English language is divided into different periods, what the main linguistic features of these periods are, and how extra-linguistic factors impact the development of a language.

Teaching language

English

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam 
In English
Study materials 
  • Gelderen, van, Elly. 2014. A History of the English Language
  • Nevalainen, Terttu. 2006. An Introduction to Early Modern English.
Evaluation 
Numeric 1-5. 

Evaluation

Numeric 1-5.

Study materials

-   Gelderen, van, Elly, 2014. A History of the English Language.

-   Nevalainen, Terttu, 2006. An Introduction to Early Modern English.

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö
2016–2017
Teaching
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli-, käännös- ja kirjallisuustieteiden yksikkö