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ENG281 Language and Change: Past, Present, and Future

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course provides an overview of the history and development of the English language from its origins to the present. It examines the effects of historical, socio-political, and cultural phenomena on linguistic change. The course also discusses the notion of a ‘standard’ English, the richness and diversity of English dialects and varieties, and the role of English today as a global language.

Prerequisite: ENG102