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EN 3351 / EN 7335 - History of the English Language

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EN 3351 Course Description

EN 3351 - The History of the English Language - English examined as a language continually constructed through a dialectic of culture and mind. The place of English in the family of languages, with the growth of vocabulary and syntax related to demographic, political, economic, and cultural development.

EN 7335 Course Description

EN 7335 - History of the English Language - This course explores the development of the English language historically – where it has come from and where it seems to be going. The two main foci are (1) the history of language as it developed and changed in England and ultimately the United States; and (2) how the development of a language is impacted by socio-historical reality of its speakers.