This module aims to provide an overview of the linguistic field of morphology. The module explores how morphology interacts with syntax and phonology, building on the syntax and phonology skills acquired in the first year. In addition, the module investigates the internal structure of words and introduces theoretical approaches used to analyse words. Topics covered include types of morphemes, morphological derivation, polysemy, inflection, and productivity of morphological processes.
By the end of this module, students will be able to:
Students must have successfully completed:
2 hours of lectures and a 1 hour seminar per week.
|Weeks 2-3||General Introduction|
|Week 4||Morphology and Phonology|
|Week 5||Derivation and the Lexicon|
|Week 7||Morphology and Meaning|
|Week 9||Morphology and Syntax|
|Week 10||Morphological Productivity|
All modules provide an opportunity to work on general oral/written communication skills (in class and in assessments) and general self management (organising your studies), alongside the specific skills in language or linguistics that the module teaches.
In addition, this module will allow you to particularly develop skills in problem solving: you will learn how abstract theories are formed and can then be used to classify unfamiliar problems/data. You will also learn how to present your ideas in a manner that other people can understand.
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