This class covers the history of the English language from its remote Indo-European origins (and even before) to the present day. It provides substantial information about the English language at different periods and introduces the main theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics, taking into account recent work in historical and general linguistics. Special emphasis will be put on practical aspects, such as, reading and analysis of texts taken from different periods of English and on the Early Modern English Period to adapt this class to the needs of students who want to become teachers of English.
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