Language Change 2022-23
School Of Arts, Culture And Language
Module - Semester 2
The following are representative topics: 1.Introduction & Terms / How & why Do languages Change? 2.Language Change in an Evolutionary Framework 3.Language Change – Transition 4.Language Change – Causation 5.Corpus based approaches to linguistics 6.History of Grammaticalization 7.Mechanisms of Lexicalization (Lxn) 8.Parameters / diagnostics of Grammaticalization (Gmx) 9.Mechanisms of Grammaticalization (Gmx) 10. Mechanisms of Pragmaticalization (Pgn)
-threshold -C: student has achieved the minimum acceptable standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all the LOs -good -B: student has achieved a better-than-average standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all LOs -excellent -A: student has achieved a thorough standard of understanding and/or knowledge in all LOs; or student has demonstrated an exceptional level of achievement in one or more LOs
- A familiarity with the basic concepts necessary for understanding language change as a process and the main theories that attempt to understand and explain it.
- A familiarity with the developments of the last 25 years on grammaticalization, lexicalization and pragmaticalization.
- An understanding of the importance of working with corpora and of the issues and problems attendant on this type of research
- An understanding of the most important theoretical and methodological questions currently being discussed in the areas of internal and external factors that contribute to language change
Final Research or Review of Literature Paper
Compare and Contrast or Expository Essay