IIT Madras – Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Indian Institute of Technology Madras

History of English Language and Literature

Course ID
HS 3230

1. What is a language?
2. Languages in contact
3. Language families and language development
4. Linguistic change
5. Role of socio-historical factors in language development
6. Old, Middle and Early Modern English
7. Word formation in English
8. English in the scientific age
9. English today and tomorrow
10. World Englishes
11. History of English Literature from Chaucer to the present.

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