ENG 418 The Study of Language, 3 credits

An introduction to the phonology, morphology, lexicon, and syntax of English. Approaches include both an overview of the development of English from the perspective of historical linguistics and an analysis of English from the perspective of structural linguistics. Topics covered include the IPA phonetic system, Indo-European roots of English, borrowings into English, traditional and transformational grammar, and dialect. May not be taken if the student already received credit for ENG 318.