CLASS 1699

CLASS 1699

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16782CLASS 1699  LEC 001

  • 16783CLASS 1699  DIS 201

  • 16784CLASS 1699  DIS 202