Sprachhistorisches Seminar / Introduction to the History of the English Language



Zeit/Ort n.V.:

  • Fr 8:15-9:45, Raum C 301

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

Das Sprachhistorische Seminar gehört in folgenden Studiengängen jeweils zu folgenden Modulen:

  • Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien: Zwischenmodul Linguistics.

Zulassungsvoraussetzung: abgelegtes Basismodul Linguistics
Scheinerwerb: Klausur


This course will give an overview of the development of the English language from its roots as a Germanic dialect to its present state, looking at different aspects such as phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis. Students will be required to give short presentations. The course will conclude with a written test.

Empfohlene Literatur

Barber, Charles/Beal, Joan/Shaw, Philip A. (2nd ed. 2009): |The English Language. A Historical Introduction|. Cambridge: CUP.