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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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William Caxton showing specimens of his printing to King Edward IV and his Queen.

The course will offer an overview of important changes within each period of the history of English at different levels of language, including spelling, grammar and vocabulary. Linguistic changes will be studied in conjunction with historical and cultural events, such as the Norman Conquest or the introduction of printing in England by William Caxton.


Course dates

01 Jul 2016 to 03 Jul 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

Course fee


Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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