May 18, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LING 4030 - Introduction to Historical Linguistics

3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: LING 4040 
Description: Study of how and why languages change over time, particularly changes in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics.  Introduction to methods used to investigate these changes, particularly the comparative method and internal reconstruction.  Additional topics:  effects of language contact; genetic/genealogical and internal reconstruction.  Additional topics: effects of language contact; genetic/genealogical classification of languages; insights historical linguistics brings to understanding prehistory.