The History of the English Language

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Gary Tombleson, Ph.D., has taught on ships at sea, in a federal prison and at an aeronautical university and a management school. He has also designed a Master of Arts program in humanities and leadership.

Textbook(s) for this course: A Biography of the English Language
Author: C. M. Millward and Mary Hayes
Publisher: Wadsworth
Edition: 3d
Publication Year: 2011
ISBN: 0495906417



X102 (4 semester units in English)

English, the official language of 71 nations, is spoken on every continent on the planet. Yet despite its u…

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  • Online course: Internet access required
  • Enroll anytime: You have 6 months to complete
  • $770 (EDP 857508) Proctored final exam



Gary Tombleson, Ph.D., has taught on ships at sea, in a federal prison and at an aeronautical university and a management school. He has also designed a Master of Arts program in humanities and leadership.

Textbook(s) for this course: A Biography of the English Language
Author: C. M. Millward and Mary Hayes
Publisher: Wadsworth
Edition: 3d
Publication Year: 2011
ISBN: 0495906417



X102 (4 semester units in English)

English, the official language of 71 nations, is spoken on every continent on the planet. Yet despite its ubiquity, the varieties of written and spoken English are astounding and can be perplexing to anyone who has encountered the likes of reggae lyrics, the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer or the lilting drawls of the Old South. Examine the grammatical and semantic structure of English as it has evolved across centuries, with attention to the nature and function of languages in general, illuminating the connections between language and other elements of culture. Topics include the origin and derivation of words; historical changes in sounds, forms and meaning; literary and philosophical influences on the language; and contributions from other languages and cultures.

Prerequisites: Access to the Oxford English Dictionary (most libraries now have the compact edition) and the Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology is necessary. (You can subscribe to the OED online for as brief as a month at http://oed.com/public/howtosub/how-to-subscribe.) Access to a library is recommended.

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