IS3361 Introduction to Historical Linguistics


Course Summary

All languages change over time, and one language can, given enough time, develop into many languages. Often these related languages provide the only surviving clues about their ancestral language. This course is an introduction to the techniques of linguistic reconstruction, and to the basic concepts underlying the genetic classification of languages. Both the comparative method and internal reconstruction will be taught. The emphasis will be on developing the practical skills of linguistic reconstruction, rather than on theoretical issues.

Course Details

Level: Undergraduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring


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