The aim of this course is to assist the student in reading plays of Shakespeare and other early Modern English writers.
The course will take the form of a close reading of one of Shakespeare's works.
Brook, G.L.: "The Language of Shakespeare". Onions, C.T.: "A Shakespeare Glossary".
Readings in the history of the Englsh language.
A short test after every third class and a final examination.
１．General introduction to the language of Shakespeare. ２．Words and their meanings. ３．Changes in syntax ４．Accidence. ５．Pronunciation of Shakespeare ６．The Great Vowel Shift. ７．Spelling and punctuation. ８．Rhetorical figures. ９．Shakespeare 10．Dialects in Shakespeare 11．Proverbial expressions. 12．Changes in meanings of words. 13．Latinisms as opposed to Anglo-Saxon vocabulary. 14．Metaphor, simile, personification etc. 15．hyperbole and hypallage.
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