LING 1109

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
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: CLASS 1699

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8517LING 1109  LEC 001

  •  8565LING 1109  DIS 201

  •  8566LING 1109  DIS 202