LING 1109

LING 1109

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

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: CLASS 1699

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7849 LING 1109   LEC 001

  •  7882 LING 1109   DIS 201

  •  7883 LING 1109   DIS 202