ELL328 : Language change

Convenor(s): Susan Fitzmaurice


Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course Convenor.

General Information

This third-level undergraduate module is an introduction to issues in English historical linguistics with a focus on historical sociolinguistics. We will examine key processes of language change. You will be introduced to the evaluation of material as evidence, and you will encounter hot topics in language change through exposure to current research.


Lectures and practical work sessions, plus individual consultation sessions for the research essay with the convenor. Note that you will receive credit for active participation and evidence of thorough preparation for practicals.


The assessments provisionally planned for this module are as follows:

Please note that these are subject to revision.

Contact Details

Professor Susan M. Fitzmaurice +44 (0)114 222 0213


Information last changed: Thursday 07th of April 2016 :: 01:16:48 PM (BST)


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK