Introduction to History of the English Language



Time and place

Das sprachhistorische Seminar gehört in folgenden Studiengängen jeweils zu folgenden Modulen:

  • Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien: Zwischenmodul L-GYM Linguistics|.(Requirements: completed |Basismodul Linguistics; both Basismodule for students who started in WS20/21 or later)

  • MA English Studies: English Historical Linguistics (Begleitseminar zum Hauptseminar (Wallis))

  • MA Linguistik: English Historical Linguistics (Begleitseminar zum Hauptseminar (Wallis))

Scheinerwerb: Klausur


This course will give an overview of the development of the English language from its roots as a Germanic dialect to its present state, looking at different aspects such as phonology, morphology, syntax and lexis. Students will be required to give short presentations. The course will conclude with a written test.

Additional information

Expected participants: 25