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LING 210 A - Language History

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Addresses the question "Why does language change-" Specific topics include: the history and origin of writing; why pronunciation changes; change in vocabulary and what it tells us about change in culture and society; the relation between "language" and "dialect"; multilingualism and its consequences, including Pidgins and Creoles; genetic relationship between languages, with focus on the "Indo-European" family (English, German, French, Russia, Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit, etc.) and the relationships between human languages. Course Information: Prerequisite: Fulfillment of the foreign language requirement of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Class Schedule Information: Students must register for one discussion and one lecture section.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Summer


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