ENG367Y (2002-2003): Term 2 outline syllabus
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Required readings for this term are from Crystal's Cambridge Encyclopedia of the
English language and from MIllward's Biography of the English
language, 2nd ed. Also, have a look at the ever-expanding Encyclopedia of the cultural and linguistic
history of English that my graduate students are compiling!
also strongly encourage you to take advantage of online resources for studying OE,
McGillivray's course at the University of Calgary. Click here if you're
trying to find McGillivray's grammar paradigms.
Please bring Rigg's The English Language: a Historical Reader to every class. Numbers
(e.g. "Rigg 2") stand for the chapter - i.e., the account of Noah and his ark. The more familiar
you are with the modern English, the more you will get out of the class. Remind me to give
you a word-for-word translation of the first few extracts from Rigg!
There are also resources online for the study of
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January 7: Review of Early Modern English, facsimiles of Lowth's grammar and some
January 14: English as an Indo-European and Germanic language
Recognizing Old English (OE) words: OE writing and spelling
January 21: OE vocabulary, OE syntax 1 (within clauses)
January 28: OE grammar: the noun phrase (nouns, pronouns, demonstratives, and perhaps
adjectives!); uninflected word classes; & some common and irregular verbs (be, will, do,
February 4: OE phonology & OE grammar (weak verbs, verb endings)
February 11: OE grammar (strong verbs, preterite-present verbs)
February 18: READING WEEK
- Millward chapter 4
- Internet resources for studying Indo-European.
- Internet resources for studying Germanic (look at McGillivray's
maps of marauding).
February 25: OE vocabulary (review), OE syntax
March 4: Middle English (ME) background; vocabulary; dialects
- Rigg 3 & 4.
- Crystal 22-27, Millward 115-143, 107-115.
- Due on February 28th: the OE transliteration assignment (15%). Remind me to give you
the one-day extension!
March 11: ME spelling & phonology
- Rigg 5 & 6, 9.
- Crystal chapter 4, especially 30ff and 46-53.
- Millward chapter 6, especially 142-146, 195-216.
March 18: ME noun phrase
- Rigg 1 & 2; Peterborough Chronicle (handout).
- Crystal 40-43; Millward 146-162
March 25: ME verb phrase
- Rigg 3 & 4; Peterborough Chronicle (handout).
- Crystal 44-45; Millward 162-174.
April 1: ME syntax
- Rigg 10 & 11; ME lyric poems (handout).
- Crystal 44-45; Millward 174-181.
April 8: fun and finality
- Rigg 12.
- Crystal 44-45, Millward 181-195.
- Final research paper (20%) due Friday April 4th at 6 pm