- Module Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 2 or Year 3
- Taught in:
- Term 1
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
The objective of this module is to provide an introduction to major concepts in the study of morphology and discusses its place within linguistic theory. At the end of the module students will be familiar with different types of morphology and how it is used across languages. They will be aware of which principles of language govern the distribution of morphology and how morphology interacts with other components of language.
Total of 10 weeks teaching with 2 hours classroom contact per week consisting of a 2 hour lecture.
Scope and syllabus
The syllabus provides students with the materials to build on their existing knowledge of morphology. It begins with the introduction of core notions in morphology including the nature of morphemes, morphological processes, derivational morphology, inflectional classes and paradigm. The second part of the module builds on this knowledge to examine the interfaces between morphology and phonology and morphology and syntax. The module ends with discussion of how morphology is theoretically modelled in current approaches to the topic.
Method of assessment
An essay/data set analysis of 1,000 words to be submitted on day 1, week 6 in the term in which the module is taught (50%); an essay of 2,500 words to be submitted on day 1, week 1, in the term following the one in which the module is taught (50%).