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2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LING 506G - Historical Linguistics

Credit Hours 3
Description: Study of how and why languages change over time, specifically 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 classification of languages; insights historical linguistics brings to understanding prehistory.