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ENG501 : History of English Language

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Course Info

Course Category

English

Course Level

Graduate

Credit Hours

3

Pre-requisites

N/A

Instructor

Dr. Sarwet Rasul
PhD English (Linguistics)
National University of Modern Languages Islamabad

Course Contents

Introduction to Language What do we Study in the History of a Language? Basic Terms related to Language and Language History Introduction to English Language Importance of History of English Language Historical Development of (English) Language and Related Terms-Part-1 Historical Development of (English) Language and Related Terms-Part 2 Main Stages in the Development of English Language Introduction to Old English: Birth of English- Prehistoric to Germanic History Some Historical Facts about Old English Features of Old English: Pronunciation and Vocabulary The Grammar of Old English Discussion on Samples of Old English Moving towards Middle English: The Norman Conquest (1066-1200) The Re-establishment of English in Middle English Period Middle English in 14th and 15th Centuries Features of Middle English: Writing and Pronunciation The Grammar of Middle English Vocabulary of Middle English and Moving towards Standardization Discussion on Samples of Middle English History of English from 1500 to 1650 -Part 1 History of English from 1500 to 1650-Part 2 History of English from 1500 to 1650-Part 3 History of English from 1500 to 1650-Part 4 Overview of the Development of Renaissance English History of English from 1650 to 1800-Part 1 History of English from1650 to 1800-Part 2 History of English from1650 to 1800 -Part 3 History of English from1650 to 1800 -Part 4 Introduction to Modern English Standardization of English in the 19th and 20th Century 19th and 20th Century English: Tendencies Expansion of the General Vocabulary in Today’s English English as World Language Introduction to American English American Vs British English: A Comparison Australian English South-Asian English English language in 21st Century: Features of Englishes Future of English