Romance Philology
Comparative study of evolution of Latin into modern romance languages.
PORT
521
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPORT 325; or PORT 326
 TaughtFall, Winter
Course Outcomes: 


Historical Context

Situate Latin and the Romance Languages in their "external" (i.e. political and literary) historical context.

Phonological Evolution

Recognize the "laws" of regular phonological evolution (e.g. syncope, lenition, diphthongization, etc.).

Language Comparison

Compare the "major" (i.e. literary) Romance languages as far as their phonological development is concerned.

Lexical Differences and Etymology

Lexical Differences and Etymology

Summarize Research

Become familiar with articles published in professional journals relating to the subject matter and produce accurate and meaningful written summaries and reactions to them.

Transcription

Learn the rudiments of transcribing medieval or Renaissance manuscripts.