505 Introduction to Historical Linguistics (3 units)

Fall 2014


TuTh 10:10 - 11:15 - Hasbrouck Lab 111


Alice Harris []


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.


LINGUIST 201 & 402