EKIP504 The Story of English (2 cr)
Lectures, background reading and exercises on key aspects of the history of English.
Self-study and Moodle exam
Open University: contact teaching, web-based tasks, learning assignments, an exam or a combination of these (methods of study will be specified in the annual teaching programme before the start of each academic year).
Open University: Active participation (100% attendance usually required). Learning assignments or an exam.
- describe the changes that have occurred in English through centuries (in its pronunciation, orthography, grammar, and vocabulary), from the Old English period to the present day
- describe the regional and social variation in Present-day English
- explain the developments of the English language from the viewpoint of both language history and sociolinguistics
- understand the political, economic, technological, and cultural reasons for the spread of English.
Description of prerequisites
All material provided on the Moodle page