LT5416 - Historical Linguistics

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One semester
CTL5401, LT5401
CTL5402, LT5402
Equivalent Course(s)
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2015/16

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course introduces to the study of language change, discusses the different ways in which languages can and do change, and explains why some kinds of changes are more frequent than others. Students will be able to identify areas of language change in the lexicon, in phonology, morphology and syntax. Further, students will be initialized to the comparative method on which the genealogical classification of world’s languages is based.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Assignment 1: 33%
Assignment 2: 33%
Assignment 3: 34%
Detailed Course Information


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