Not Angles but Angels: A History of English
$100.00 – $200.00
This longitudinal course is designed to investigate and interrogate the history of English with a focus on the written language, the orthography, and the literacy of its speakers, using the university-level textbook, This Language, A River, as our guide. Class total cost is $900 – paid in monthly installments. Course must be paid in full before the 7th class meeting.
This longitudinal course is designed to investigate and interrogate the history of English with a focus on the written language, the orthography, and the literacy of its speakers. Using the university-level textbook This Language, A River as our guide, we will explore the growth and development of the English language, including its phonology, its syntax, its contact with other languages, its populations, its changes — and especially, its spelling. The book’s authors, K. Aaron Smith and Susan M. Kim, are both professors at Illinois State University, where I am pursuing my doctorate. Aaron is my dissertation director, and Susan taught me Old English and Middle English. The understanding they share is coherent with the understanding I offer.
In addition to studying the content of the textbook, this course will also include strategies and approaches for reading academic texts more efficiently. The course will consist of 12 two-hour installments, delivered online in real time. Participants must purchase their own copy of the book, but will receive handouts and film resources.
Deposit is refundable with terms.
LEXinars are delivered online, live in real time. They are not archived or recorded. Scheduling is never negotiated prior
See www.linguisteducatorexchange.com/lexinars for instructions and scheduling information.