CCTR 518 Differential History of English (3 credits)

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Offered by: Translation (School of Continuing Studies)


Translation : This course offers a brief chronological survey of the linguistic development of the English language. Although students will study the language from Middle English onwards, and some initial attention will be paid to the prehistory of English (the Indo-European and Germanic languages) and Old English, the main focus will be on the lexical and grammatical changes of Present Day English and the regional varieties that have developed throughout the English-speaking world, as these are especially pertinent to the contemporary translator. Sample texts will be chosen from a wide variety of regions and periods to give students practical experience in dealing with this aspect of translation.

Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2016-2017 academic year.

  • Restriction(s): Only open to students in the following program: Graduate Diploma in Translation.