Words in English:
Structure, History, Use

Linguistics/English 215
Fall 2010
Prof. Suzanne Kemmer

Course Information

The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.
--James D. Nicoll

The new incarnation of the course for Fall 2011 is posted at Words in English 2011.

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Last modified 19 Aug 2011