Here you will find the syllabus of the History and Varieties of English course. It contains lists of references for each topic (including some files and links to the internet sources).

  1. Language history and change
  2. Proto-Indo-European
  3. Proto-Germanic
  4. Old English
  5. ME
  6. ModE


  • Hudson, G. (2000) ‘Eight Causes of Language Change’, [in:] Essential Introductiory Linguistics. Blackwell.
  • Yule, G. (1996) The Study of Language. Cambridge: CUP.
  • Pyles, T. and J. Algeo (1982) The Origins and Development of the English Language. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
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