Undergraduate Course: Middle English (LASC10009)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
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)
|| Students MUST have passed:
LEL2C: English in Time and Space (LASC08019)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting 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?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 27,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% coursework - comprising 2 items of assessment (essays or assignments each contributing 50% towards the final mark for the course)
|No Exam Information
| 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.
|Blake, Norman (ed.), 1992. The Cambridge History of the English Language, volume II, 1066-1476. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Teaching Contact Time: 9 weeks out of 11 at 3 hours/week = 27 hours
|Course organiser||Dr Linda Van Bergen
Tel: (0131 6)51 1998
|Course secretary||Ms Susan Hermiston
Tel: (0131 6)50 3440