LING 1109

LING 1109

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: CLASS 1699

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16779LING 1109  LEC 001

  • 16780LING 1109  DIS 201

  • 16781LING 1109  DIS 202