History of English [2CP Lecture]
DozentIn: Dr. phil. Meike Pentrel, M.A.
Zeiten: Mi. 10:00 - 12:00 (wöchentlich)
Beschreibung: In this lecture we will trace the beginnings of the English Language and discover how it turned from a language that looks a lot more like Latin or German into the language we all know and love today.
We will look at why and how we know what English looked and sounded like some thousand years ago. Which actual evidence is there? And how much is just guesswork?
For each period of English (Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English) we will study the various linguistic particularities, discover important extra- and intralinguistic influences, and witness the development of linguistic changes in the language system.
This course is especially designed for 2CP students in order to complete the V2 module (BA), for 3CP in ANG-ANG-2 module or 2CP in the L3 module (MA). The lecture finishes with a written exam, more details regarding the course requirements will be announced in the first session.
Students who need 4CP need to register for one of the other BA-seminars offered. To clarify, this course, "History of the English Language", does not provide the opportunity to obtain 4CP.