In this module you will develop your understanding of the linguistic system of Old English (phonology, morphology and syntax) beyond the introductory levels covered in History of English I and II. This knowledge will be developed and supported through data analysis and close, linguistically informed readings of Old English texts.
By the end of this module, students will:
This module will be capped at 20.
Students must have successfully completed:
A minimum of 24 contact hours over two terms, made up of lectures and practicals.
|Spring 2-5||Old English grammar|
|Spring 7-10||Reading Old English prose|
|Summer 1-3||Old English poetry|
|Summer 4||Open exam|
Written feedback on summative assignments will be provided within 3 weeks.
All modules provide an opportunity to work on general oral/written communication skills (in class and in assessments) and general self management (organising your studies), alongside the specific skills in language or linguistics that the module teaches.
In addition, this module will allow you to particularly develop skills in the application of data analysis skills. In this module you will have the opportunity to analyse primary linguistic data (Old English texts). You will apply your existing linguistic knowledge and skills to solve new problems and tackle new questions.
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