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Postgraduate Course: Middle English (LASC11063)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course involves study of aspects of English in the period 1100-1500.
Course description Topics will be variably selected from the following:

- study of selected texts from the early and late Middle English periods
- a history of ME orthography
- major aspects of vowel and consonant phonology
- inflectional morphology
- derivational morphology
- aspects of syntax
- regional variation in ME scribal texts
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 27, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 167 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One extended piece of written work of c. 4,000 words.

Assignment Deadline: Thursday 17th December 2015, 12 noon
Assignment Return Date: 22nd January 2016
Feedback Separate meetings with MSc students as a group where they will be talked through the range of topics available to choose from for their item of assessment, clarifying what is expected where needed and answering any questions they might have.

Comments provided on submitted assessments
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. have a sound understanding of diachronic change and diatopic variation at all levels of language in the Middle English period
  2. translate and comment on Middle English texts
  3. progress to independent research on the subject
Reading List
Blake, Norman (ed.), 1992. The Cambridge History of the English Language, volume II, 10661476. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Horobin, Simon and Smith, Jeremy. 2002. An Introduction to Middle English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Attend all lectures as scheduled
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Rhona Alcorn
Tel: (0131 6)50 6660
Email: R.Alcorn@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
Email: Toni.noble@ed.ac.uk
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