Vorlesungs- und Lehrendenverzeichnis

WiSe 2021/22

An Introduction to the History of English

Arne Peters

The course offers an introduction to the history of the English language from its origins to the present day. It explores the linguistic roots of English, the changes in pronunciation and loss of inflections, as well as the enormous expansion in vocabulary which characterizes the development of English. We will also consider the different varieties of English in evidence today and the similarities and dissimilarities between English and other Germanic languages. Among the difficulties encountered by ESL/EFL students are the English system of tenses as well as the discrepancy between spelling and pronunciation: these will all be dealt with in this series of lectures.

Please note: Currently, this course is expected to take place offline and in a synchronous mode on campus Neues Palais. However, the teaching form may be changed in accordance with the latest Covid regulations.

Literatur

Chapters from the following books will be provided on Moodle:

Algeo, J. & Pyles, T. (2004) The Origins and Development of the English Language. 5th edition, Thomson Wadsworth
Barber, C., Beal, J. C. and Shaw, P. A. (2009) The English Language: A Historical Introduction. 2nd ed. Cambridge UP
Baugh, Albert C. and Thomas Cable. 2013. 6th ed. A History of the English Language. London and New York: Routledge.
Gramley, S. (2011) 2nd ed. The History of English: An Introduction. London: Routledge.
Kohnen, T. (2014) Introduction to the History of English. Frankfurt/M. etc.: Peter Lang.

Leistungspunkterwerb

B2 A&A 2008, BL Eng 2008, B2 A&A 2011: Final written exam (graded)
BL Eng 2013, B2 Ang/Am 2014, MaEd. Prim Eng 2015/16: Final written test (not graded

Studieng├Ąnge und Module

LPSWSbenotet
B2 Anglistik und Amerikanistik 2015
  260211 
Vorlesung, ANG_BA_007 Aufbaumodul Linguistik 1 - Entwicklung und Variation der englischen Sprache
3
2
nein
BL Englisch 2008
  2505 
Einf├╝hrung 3, Sprachwissenschaft: Grundmodul Linguistik
2
2
ja
BL Englisch 2013
  260211 
Vorlesung: Entwicklung und Variation der englischen Sprache, ANG_BA_007 Aufbaumodul Linguistik 1 - Entwicklung und Variation der englischen Sprache
3
2
nein
BL Englisch 2020
  260211 
Entwicklung und Variation der englischen Sprache (Vorlesung), ANG_BA_007 Aufbaumodul Linguistik 1 - Entwicklung und Variation der englischen Sprache
2
nein
ML Englisch Primarstufe 2015
  262211 
Vorlesung: Entwicklung und Variation der englischen Sprache, ANG_MA_015 Vertiefungsmodul Linguistik Englisch f├╝r die Grundschule
3
2
nein

Kontakt

Universität Potsdam
Philosophische Fakultät
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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