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Course, academic year 2019/2020
History of the English Language II - AAA22030B
Title: Historický vývoj anglického jazyka II
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2012
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AAA130072
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Jan Čermák, CSc.
Mgr. Ondřej Tichý, Ph.D.
Interchangeability : AAA10030B, AAA100300, AAA200300, AAA220300
Annotation -
Last update: UAAMALAM (14.06.2010)
The course seeks to present the English language both as a dynamic organism with a structural history of its own and a
mirror reflecting much of the past of its speakers. Individual topics trace the origin and development of forms and functions
which eventually gave rise to Modern English. the aim of the course is threefold:1. to provide a diachronic
background to the synchronic study of Present-Day English by examining its origins and its changing structure over time; 2.
to explain, using evidence from the history of English, basic principles of language change; 3. to outline the nature
of Old (700-1100), Middle (1100-1500) and Early Modern English (1500-1800) as reflected in relevant texts of each period,
respectively.The language of each historical period is discussed in terms of 1. sociolinguistic background (language and
community); 2. sound and spelling; 3. morphology; 4. syntax; 5. structure of lexis and word-formation.
The summer semester develops and presupposes the knowledge of the topics dealt with in the winter semester.
Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Zuzana Freitas Lopesová (06.11.2017)

Všechny požadavky pro zápočet je nutné splnit do konce zkouškového období akademického roku, ve kterém si student předmět zapsal.

Literature -
Last update: Bc. Andrea Mudrová (24.10.2019)

Essential literature:
Barber, Charles, The English Language. A Historical Introduction (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1993)
Campbell, Lyle, Historical Linguistics: An Introduction (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1998)
Fisiak, Jacek, An Outline History of English. Vol. 1: External History (Poznan, 1995)
Kavka, S. J.: Past and Present of the English Language, University of Ostrava, Faculty of Arts, 2007.
Millward, C.M.: A Biography of the English Language, 2nd ed., Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace, 1996.
Vachek, J.: Standard English in Historical Perspective, Praha: SPN, 1991.
Vachek, J.: English Past and Present. An Introductory Course, Praha: SPN, 1991.

Supplementary  literature: 
Bauer, Laurie: An Introduction to International Varieties of English, Edinburgh University Press, 2003
Görlach, Manfred: The Linguistic History of English: An Introduction. Macmillan, 1997.
Lass, Roger, The Shape of English. Structure and History (London: Dent, 1987)
Pyles, Thomas - Algeo, John: The Origins and Development of the English Language, New York 1982
Stockwell, R. - Minkova, D.: English Words: History and Structure, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Teaching methods - Czech
Last update: UAAMALAM (14.06.2010)

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Syllabus -
Last update: UAAMALAM (14.06.2010)

Winter Semester - Topics

1. Change and variation in Language. Basic Chronology.

2. Sources, electronic and other: a practical introduction.

3. Framework of change in the history of English: linguistic typology.

4. Before Old English: the Germanic Background of English.

5. Old English Morphology. English word-structure across time.

6. Old English Syntax.

7. Old English Vocabulary and Word-Formation.

8. External history of Middle English: a survey.

9. Middle English Lexis and word-Formation.

10. Middle English Morphology.

11. Middle English Syntax.

12. Middle-English Word-Formation.

13. Middle English Writing and Spelling.

Summer semester - Topics

1. Early Modern English: an introduction.

2. Early Modern English: language in the community.

3. Early Modern English: borrowing and word-formation.

4. Early Modern English: morphology.

5. Early Modern English: syntactic structures.

6. Early Modern English: changes in pronunciation.

7. Sound change: an introduction.

8. Morphological change: an introduction.

9. Syntactic change: an introduction.

10. Lexical and semantic change: an introduction.

Language contact and linguistic change.

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