PREREQUISITE: LING-UA 1 OR MAP-UA 660 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.
The methods of genealogical classification and subgrouping of languages. Examines patterns of replacement in phonology, morphology, and syntax. Focuses on internal and comparative phonological, morphological, and syntactic reconstruction. Considers phonological developments such as Grimm’s, Grassmann’s, and Verner’s Laws.