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Module

GER4015 : A Comparative History of German and English: phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon.

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Carol Fehringer
  • Owning School: Modern Languages
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To introduce students to the study of historical linguistics, with particular emphasis on etymology, using English and German as the languages of analysis.

Outline Of Syllabus

Comparative analysis of English and German, from Old English/Old High German to the present day. Topics include: phonological change, orthographical development, semantic change, lexical borrowing from other languages, changes in inflectional morphology, analogical change, syntactic change. This course is taught and assessed in English

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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