Advanced Seminar Linguistics (Language Change)

Hauptseminar, SWS: 2, lecture number: 41162


Dienstag, 12-14; 3.07 S122, GW I


Eric Anchimbe

In the course of history, human languages have changed in various ways, influenced both by internal and external forces. Our concern in this course will be on types of change in language and the theories used to explain them. The linguistic and social specificities of language change and their respective causes will constitute the bases for investigation. We will also focus on the emergence of new language varieties such as pidgins, creoles, and bilingual mixed languages.