CLASS 1699

CLASS 1699

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

Where do the words we use come from? This course examines the history and structure of the English vocabulary from its distant Indo-European roots to the latest in technical jargon and slang. Topics include formal and semantic change, taboo and euphemism, borrowing, new words from old, "learned" English loans from Greek and Latin, slang, and society.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: LING 1109

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8518 CLASS 1699   LEC 001

  •  8567 CLASS 1699   DIS 201

  •  8568 CLASS 1699   DIS 202