Social History of English

Social History of English

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Kavalir Monika

Content

The course provides the social and historical background of both standards of the English language, with the following topics in the centre of attention: Germanic lexicon and structure of Old English. The Norman Conquest and the subsequent subjugation of English. The restoration of English as the official language in England and the revolutionary changes to the lexicon and structure of Middle English. The influx of foreign words and major steps towards the standardization of English after Renaissance. The social and historical background of American English and major British dialects.