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2018 Week 6 Course 5

History of the English Language


Julia Cresswell


Week 6

5 - 11 August 2018

We will explore some of the key elements of the History of English: its origins; how it developed; its vocabulary; changes in meaning; ideas of good and bad language and the different varieties of English. Language is constantly changing, and a study of its past can give us a better understanding of earlier literature. Moreover, as language users, we are all, consciously or unconsciously, experts in the field, and participants will find they have much to contribute to the class.





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