UMass Sesquicentennial


505 Introduction to Historical Linguistics (3 units)

Fall 2014

Meetings

TuTh 10:00 - 11:15 - classroom TBA

Instructors

Alice Harris []

Description

Survey of goals, methods, and results of research into the history and prehistory of languages. Focus on language variation and change, comparative method and linguistic reconstruction, linguistic classification and models of linguistic change. Course will be of interest to students of anthropology, sociology, classics, and modern languages. TEXT: An Introduction to Historical Linguistics, Author: Crowley & Bowern, Publisher: Oxford, Edition: 4th, Year Published: 2010, Price: 24.95 USD Articles may be added to the basic reading, but in this case they will be available electronically.

Prerequisites

LINGUIST 201 & 402