Participants will be assessed on the basis of a written final test which will be held online or on-site, depending on circumstances. If held online, the written test may be complemented by an oral exam. There will also be online quizzes by which one can improve one's overall grade.
Achieving 60% at the final test. Should there be an oral component, one must likewise achieve 60% at it in order to earn a pass grade.
The course will combine the classical lecture format with a strong E-Learning component, and independent reading tasks. Reading material will be specified for each subtopic, and handouts, quizzes as well as exercises will be provided online so that students can monitor their own progress in the course of the term.
Singh, Ishtla. 2005. The history of English. A student's guide. London: Hodder and Arnold.
Schendl, Herbert. 2001. Historical linguistics. Oxford: University Press.
Additional material will be provided at the beginning of the course.