ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS 2A: Language, People, and Culture
University of Glasgow
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7.5
Hours & Credits
In the family tree of languages, what is the first cousin once removed of English and how many of our words did we borrow from it? What was the language like before the Vikings, the French, and enthusiastic Classicists made their marks? And what are the rules of conversation you use when discussing it all? ELL 2A dusts off the photo albums in the attic of the English language, inventories its word-stock, and asks how we pick and choose what to say and when.
The three strands of this course examine how speakers of English employ melody and rhythm to give colour to their speech, and how conversation is shaped by the circumstances and intentions of its participants; describe the features and deep history of English words; and trace the earliest forms of the language through texts, objects, and artefacts.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
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