This course traces the origins and characteristics of regional dialects. Beginning with a survey of the traditional dialectology literature beginning in the 19th century, we will discuss the influences of social, political, and physical geography on language change. We will then move on to examine the foundations of North American English dialect regions and the large-scale language changes that underlie their development. Students enrolled in 368 will complete a final project on American English accents; students enrolled in 568 will write an original research paper on a non-English dialect topic of their choosing.!
Section 001 - LEC
T 0830AM-1030AM