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Undergraduate Course: Middle English (LASC10009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course involves study of aspects of English in the period 1100-1500. Topics will be variably selected from the following: study of selected texts from the early and late Middle English periods; a history of Middle English spelling; major aspects of vowel and consonant phonology; inflectional morphology; aspects of syntax; regional variation in ME scribal texts.
Course description In the first part of the course, we will work with passages of Middle English text in the East Midland dialect and consider aspects of syntax, morphology and pronoun forms. In the second part of the course, we will survey the major changes to the phonology of English in the period c.1000-c.1500 and the major orthographic changes of the Middle English period, and we will look beyond the East Midland dialect to a selection of other Middle English dialects and deal with Middle English dialectology more generally.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: LEL2C: English in Time and Space (LASC08019)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Linguistics/Language Sciences courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 27, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 169 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework - comprising 2 items of assessment (essays or assignments each contributing 50% towards the final mark for the course)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course students will:
- have a sound understanding of diachronic change and diatopic variation at all levels of language in the Middle English period;
- be able to translate and comment on Middle English texts;
- be able to progress to independent research on the subject.
Reading List
Blake, Norman (ed.), 1992. The Cambridge History of the English Language, volume II, 1066-1476. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Teaching Contact Time: 9 weeks out of 11 at 3 hours/week = 27 hours
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Linda Van Bergen
Tel: (0131 6)51 1998
Course secretaryMiss Emma Nelson
Tel: (0131 6)50 9870
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