ENGL3010History of the English Language (O) (Cross-Listed: LING 3010)6 ch (3C) [W]

After a brief consideration of the nature of human language, introduces students to phonetics and the International Phonetic Alphabet. Then traces the history of the English language from its Indo-European origins to its present state. Focuses on the various kinds of linguistic change: those affecting sounds, forms, and vocabulary.