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TU Dresden | Semester overlapping EK Diachronic Linguistics

EK Diachronic Linguistics

In its basic design the class is part of the module "Basics of Linguistics/Medieval Studies" for first year B.A. and B.Ed. students (as an alternative to "Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics").
You will be given an overview of historical developments of the English language. We will cover the fields of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics from the point of view of their systematic historical developments that have led to Present Day Standard British English and General American. Simultaneously you will be introduced to the basic tools of linguistic analysis and description that are valid both for the synchronic and the diachronic approach.

In its basic design the class is part of the module "Basics of Linguistics/Medieval Studies" for first year B.A. and B.Ed. students (as an alternative to "Introduction to Synchronic Linguistics").
You will be given an overview of historical developments of the English language. We will cover the fields of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics from the point of view of their systematic historical developments that have led to Present Day Standard British English and General American. Simultaneously you will be introduced to the basic tools of linguistic analysis and description that are valid both for the synchronic and the diachronic approach.

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