Nov 17, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 34800 - English Across the World


This course will examine the spread of English across the world in terms of two major processes: linguistic imperialism, or the imposition of the language from a colonial center on a colonized periphery, and macroacquisition, or the adoption and adaptation of English by speech communities themselves. The main geographical focus will be the former colonial territories of Britain and the United States in Asia and Africa. Class discussions will be guided by two texts that present opposing views of the historical processes in question and will be further illuminated by students’ own research on individual countries.
prereq: ENGL 22000
3 hrs
3 cr