NORW: 260 Germanic Linguistics

NOR 260 – Germanic Linguistics

Professor: Nora Vosburg

This course explores linguistic and social processes that underlie language change with a focus on the Germanic language family. Students learn the fundamental methods of comparative historical linguistics and sociolinguistics to analyze the development of modern Germanic languages (e.g., English, German, Norwegian, etc.) from a common ancestor and to further understand the processes underlying language change and variation. Students also learn to critically engage with linguistic scholarship through text, film, and speech data sets, and develop their research and writing skills through a project on a topic of their choosing. Offered periodically. Also counts toward German major; and linguistic studies, Nordic studies, and German studies concentrations GE: HBS