E 323L • English as a World Language
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
This course examines the growth and spread of English around the world. We begin with an overview of linguistic concepts 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.
There will be regular homework exercises due at the beginning of the class period.
Four closed-book exams 85%
Class participation and attendance 15%