Feb 19, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LIN 317 - Language Change

4 credits (Spring)
This course investigates the nature of language change and the principles developed by linguistics to account for these changes. We will examine the various domains in which change occurs (phonological, morphological, syntactic, and lexical/semantic), and the social and linguistic motivations for change. The course will address the methods used to determine the earlier profile of a language or its parent language; students will use these methods in their own research projects.

Prerequisite: LIN 216 , LIN 295-Lingustic Typology (offered Fall 2014), or LIN 295-01 .
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: Hansen