Origins and Nature of English Vocabulary (LA)

Subject associations
CLA 208 / ENG 240 / LIN 208 / TRA 208
Spring 2024
Jesse Lundquist
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The origins and nature of English vocabulary, from Proto-Indo-European prehistory to current slang via Beowulf. Emphasis on linguistic tools and methodology. Topics include the Greek and Latin elements of English, the wonders and complexities of reading and translating ancient texts, the study of language families.