Spring 2017  |  LING 3601 Section 001: Historical Linguistics (49802)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Meets With:
LING 5601 Section 001
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue, Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Elliott Hall N647
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Historical change in phonology, syntax, semantics, and lexicon. Linguistic reconstruction. Genetic relationship among languages. prereq: 3001 or instr consent
Class Description:
This course examines the changes which languages undergo over time. We will study language change at the levels of sound, structures, and meaning, paying particular attention to the systematic changes that occur across languages. Discussion topics will include the causes of language change and the consequences for languages of various real-world circumstances. Skills to be developed include methods to model the spread of change, methods for reconstructing earlier (unattested) forms of language, and techniques for establishing historical relationships among languages. This course presumes success completion of an introduction to linguistics.
Grading:
20% Midterm Exam
40% Final Exam
15% Quizzes
5% In-class Presentations
5% Class Participation
15% Problem Solving
Exam Format:
mixed
Class Format:
50% Lecture
30% Discussion
20% Other Style small group work and student presentations
Workload:
25 Pages Reading Per Week Other Workload: problem-solving assignments
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=LING3601~001&term=1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 May 2007

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