Educational guide
IDENTIFYING DATA 2018_19
Subject HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Code 00413021
Study programme
GRADO EN FILOLOGÍA MODERNA, INGLÉS
Descriptors Credit. Type Year Period
6 Compulsory Third First
Language
Ingles
Prerequisites
Department FILOLOGIA MODERNA
Coordinador
GUZMÁN GONZÁLEZ , TRINIDAD
E-mail tguzg@unileon.es
mcperd@unileon.es
Lecturers
GUZMÁN GONZÁLEZ , TRINIDAD
PÉREZ DÍEZ , MARÍA DEL CARMEN
Web http://
General description The English language is a complex symbolic structure imbricated in the fundamentals of the cultures whose vehicle it has been along the centuries. From this perspective, and via the theoretical and methodological frameworks of historical linguistics, this subject aims at showing how linguistic change has affected English, describing its origin and various historical stages, and paying particular attention to phonology, morpho-syntax and discourse.
Tribunales de Revisión
Tribunal titular
Cargo Departamento Profesor
Presidente FILOLOGIA MODERNA CHAMOSA GONZALEZ , JOSE LUIS
Secretario FILOLOGIA MODERNA GUTIERREZ LANZA , MARIA DEL CAMINO
Vocal FILOLOGIA MODERNA LANERO FERNANDEZ , JUAN JOSE JACINTO
Tribunal suplente
Cargo Departamento Profesor
Presidente FILOLOGIA MODERNA RAMON GARCIA , NOELIA
Secretario FILOLOGIA MODERNA LABRADOR DE LA CRUZ , MARIA BELEN
Vocal FILOLOGIA MODERNA MARTIN JUNQUERA , IMELDA

Competencias
Code  
A2039
A2043
B206
B223

Learning aims
Competences
A2039
B206
B223
A2043
B206
B223

Contents
Topic Sub-topic
A.- ORIGINS AND POSITION OF ENGLISH Lesson 1:
The origins and position of English among the languages of the world.
B.- OLD ENGLISH Lesson 2:
Background, sources and dates.
Lesson 3: Major phonological, morpho-syntactic and lexical features of the period.
C.- MIDDLE ENGLISH Lesson 4:
Background, sources and dates.
Lesson 5: Major phonological, morpho-syntactic and lexical features of the period.
D.- EARLY MODERN ENGLISH Lesson 6:
Background, concept, sources and dates.
Lesson 7:
Major phonological, morpho-syntactic and lexico-semantic features of the period.
E.- LATE-MODERN AND PRESENT-DAY ENGLISH Lesson 8:
Background, concepts, sources and dates.
Lesson 9:
Further developments in phonology, morpho-syntax, lexicon and semantics.

Planning
Methodologies  ::  Tests
  Class hours Hours outside the classroom Total hours
Seminars 20 20 40
 
Presentations / expositions 2 10 12
Tutorship of group 2 5 7
Other methodologies 8 5 13
 
Lecture 22 20 42
 
Mixed tests 6 30 36
 
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies
Methodologies   ::  
  Description
Seminars
Presentations / expositions
Tutorship of group A mid-term and an end-of-term 1-hour sessions. Dates will be published in due time in Moodle. They are aimed at solving the students' special difficulties with the course contents and particular tasks.
Other methodologies
Lecture

Personalized attention
 
Description

Assessment
  Description Qualification
Other methodologies Part 3: Short assignments handed in and marked individually during term. 10%
Seminars Part 1b: Final written exam. Practice.



Part 2b: Short assignments handed in and marked individually during term.
1: 35%



2: 5%
Lecture Part 1a: Final written exam. Theory.

Part 2a: Short assignments handed in and marked individually during term.
1a: 40%


2a: 10%

Mixed tests Final written exam (Parts 1a and 1b). 75%
 
Other comments and second call

1.- Dates:

1.a.- To be published in due time, once they are passed by the Department and the Faculty of Arts.

1.b.- Deadlines for term assignments will be published in due time via Moodle.

2.- Pass requirements:

2.a.- Positive global assessment of, at least, 50% of the total amount of points. 

2.b.- Students must obtain a 45% of the total possible assessment points in the final written exam (Parts 1a and 1b) and a 60% of the total possible assessment points for short exercises (Parts 2a, 2b and 3) in order to get a global assessment in which every part is considered.  

3.- Grading criteria: 

For both the final exam and short exercises: 

Adequate understanding and command of the theoretical and practical contents of the course. Command of written English at the level of "Lengua Inglesa IV": unclear organisation of contents and arguments and poor inaccurate expression (morphosyntax, vocabulary, spelling) will imply decuctions of up to 30% off the maximum assessment points (100%).   

4.- Resit:

Parts 2a, 2b and 3 (10%+5%+10%= 25%) of the global mark cannot be repeated, although the points obtained will be taken into account for this academic year written exam resit. 

5.- Special cases:

Students who can prove they are not able to hand in the assignments for Parts 2a, 2b and 3 during term-time must write to the teacher during the first teaching week. These students must take the final written exam on the same dates as the rest of the class and must hand assignments for parts 2a, 2b and 3 when they sit the final exam for the first time.


Sources of information
Access to Recommended Bibliography in the Catalog ULE

Basic

1.- Please familiarize yourself with the University GENERAL LIBRARY (http://www5.unileon.es/bibportal/), the Faculty of Arts LIBRARY (http://www.filosofiayletras.unileon.es/servicios/biblioteca.html) and CAAD (Learning and Teaching Support Centre).

2.- Course resources:

2.a.- Texts, specific reference lists, and other supplementary materials will be made available periodically during the course.

2.b.- The following is an introductory list for those students interested in getting a general idea of the subject: 

http://www.uni-due.de/SHE/ Studying the history of English.

* Bernárdez, E. 1999. ¿Qué son las lenguas? Madrid: Alianza Editorial.

* Villar Liébana, F. 1971. Lenguas y pueblos indoeuropeos. Madrid: Cátedra.

* Crystal, D. 1995. The Cambridge encyclopaedia of the English language. Cambridge: Cambridge University .Press.

* Fernández, F. 1982. Historia de la lengua inglesa. Madrid: Gredos.

* Baugh, A.C. & Th. Cable. 2002 [1959]. A history of the English language. 5th ed. London: Routledge.

* Brinton, Laurel J. & Leslie K. Arnovick. 2011. The English language: A linguistic history. Oxford University Press Canada.

Complementary


Recommendations

Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously
ENGLISH LANGUAGE V / 00413023

Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before
ENGLISH LANGUAGE I / 00413003
LINGUISTICS: CONCEPTS AND THEORETICAL MODELS / 00413004
ENGLISH LANGUAGE II / 00413007
ENGLISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY / 00413009
FRENCH I / 00413010
ENGLISH LANGUAGE III / 00413012
FRENCH II / 00413015
ENGLISH GRAMMAR / 00413016
ENGLISH LANGUAGE IV / 00413017
FRENCH LANGUAGE III / 00413018
 
Other comments
Command of English at C1 (reading skills) and B2 (writing, listening and speaking skills) levels is highly recommended for this subject. Likewise, working knowledge of the fundamentals of phonological and grammatical description, and awareness of the main facts of the history of English are highly advisable.