|Subject||HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE||Code||00413021|
|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||
|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.
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.
Further developments in phonology, morpho-syntax, lexicon and semantics.
|Methodologies :: Tests|
|Class hours||Hours outside the classroom||Total hours|
|Presentations / expositions||2||10||12|
|Tutorship of group||2||5||7|
|(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.|
|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.|
|Lecture||Part 1a: Final written exam. Theory.
Part 2a: Short assignments handed in and marked individually during term.
|Seminars||Part 1b: Final written exam. Practice.
Part 2b: Short assignments handed in and marked individually during term.
|Other methodologies||Part 3: Short assignments handed in and marked individually during term.||10%|
|Mixed tests||Final written exam (Parts 1a and 1b).||75%|
|Other comments and second call|
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%).
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|
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 . 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.
|Subjects that are recommended to be taken simultaneously|
|Subjects that it is recommended to have taken before|
|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.|