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Course, academic year 2019/2020
English Historical Linguistics B - AAA500116
Title: Anglická historická lingvistika B
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
Points: 2
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / 15 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: you can enroll for the course repeatedly
course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Jan Čermák, CSc.
Teacher(s): prof. PhDr. Jan Čermák, CSc.
P//Is pre-requisite for: AAA5PP116, AAA5ZK116
Annotation -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Jan Čermák, CSc. (18.01.2020)
The two-semester course is designed as an expansion on the B.A. level lecture and seminar on the history of English (History of English I).
Presentations of relevant linguistic essays, text analyses and exercises related to a variety of topics in English historical word-formation, syntax, lexical history and sociolinguistics will help the student develop a deeper understanding of the major historical forces shaping the development of English. Prerequisite:
History of the English Language I, II
working knowledge of Czech, Old and Middle English

N.B. Courses in "English Historical Linguistics A" and "English Historical Linguistics B" work in conjunction, focusing on structural and sociolinguistic aspects of language change, respectively, but neither is to be considered a prerequisite for the other one.
Course completion requirements - Czech
Last update: PhDr. Gabriela Brůhová, Ph.D. (23.01.2019)

Zápočet bude udělován za pravidelnou docházku (max. 3 absence), práci v semináři a splnění pěti průběžných testů.

Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Gabriela Brůhová, Ph.D. (23.01.2019)

Hogg, R. – Denison, D. (eds.) (2006) A History of the English Language. CUP.

van Kemenade, A. – Los, B. (eds.) (2006). A Handbook of the History of English. Blackwell.

Machan, T.W. - Scott, Ch. T. (eds) (1992). English in Its Social Contexts. Essays in Historical Sociolingusitics. OUP.

Mugglestone, L. (ed.) (2007) The Oxford History of English. OUP.

Bex & Richard J. Watts (eds) (1999) Standard English: the widening debate. London: Routledge.

topic-related exercise sheets

Teaching methods
Last update: UAAMALAM (17.09.2009)


Syllabus -
Last update: prof. PhDr. Jan Čermák, CSc. (07.01.2019)


Week 1 


Text: Nevalainen, Terttu, “Historical Sociolinguistics and Language Change” (in: van Kemenade – Los, pp. 1-26)

Week 2 

Text: Corrie, Marilyn, “Middle English – Dialects and Diversity” (in: Mugglestone, pp. 86-120)

Week 3 

Text: Townend, Matthew, “Contacts and Conflicts: Latin, Norse and French” (in: Mugglestone, pp. 61-86)

Week 4

Text: Smith, Jeremy J., “From Middle to Early Modern English” (in: Mugglestone, pp. 120-147)

Week 5 

Text: Blank, Paula, “The Babel of Renaissance English” (in: Mugglestone, pp. 212-240)

Week 6 

Text: Nevalainen, Terttu – Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid, “Standardisation in the History of English” (in: Hogg – Denison; pp. 271-311)

Week 7 

Text: Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid, “English at the Onset of the Normative Tradition” (in: Mugglestone, pp. 240-274)

Week 8 

Text: Mugglestone, Lynda, “English in the Nineteenth Century” (in: Mugglestone, pp. 274-304)

Week 9 

Text: Upton, Clive: „Modern Regional English in the British Isles“ (in: Mugglestone, pp. 305-333)

Week 10 

Text: Bailey, Richard W.: „English Among the Languages(in: Mugglestone, pp. 334-359)

Week 11 

Text: McArthur, Tom: „English World-wide in the Twentieth Century(in: Mugglestone, pp. 360-393)

Week 12 

Text: Trudgill, Peter: “Standard English: What It Isnʼt” (in: Bex & Watts, pp. 117-128)

Concluding discussion.


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