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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Summer 2006

E s323L • English as a World Language

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
84445 MTWThF
8:30 AM-10:00 AM
PAR 301
HANCOCK

Course Description

This course examines the growth and spread of English around the world. We begin with an overview of linguistic concept and terminology. Then we turn to a brief account of the historical and social forces that shaped the Age of Exploration, especially in regard to the English-speaking peoples of Britain. We will look at the transplantation process of the language to Ireland, America, in the larger sense of that term which includes Canada and the Caribbean, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, and Oceania, and we will develop a linguistic profile of the varieties of English in those regions.

Grading Policy

There will be four in-class, closed book, hand in exams across the semester which will count for your grade, each test consisting of five questions (chosen out of ten) with a total of 100 points. The average will be taken from the first three, requiring 90% or higher for an A grade. You may also lose, but not gain, points for attendance and participation. There will be take-home assignments from time to time. The entire class policy will be included in the workbook for this course, available from Speedway Copy in Dobie Mall.

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