Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the morphological structures of human languages.
Use appropriate terminology to describe morphological systems in a range of language types.
Evaluate the suitability of different morphological frameworks for the morphological phenomena of diverse languages.
Carry out research applying α specific morphological theory to one or more languages.
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course provides an introduction to the main morphological notions and discusses principal descriptive and theoretical questions in morphology. Specifically, it discusses the main morphological concepts, such as the root,the base and the morpheme, inflectional and derivational processes, the hierarchical structure of words and linear order of morphemes; argument structure and how it is related to morphological operations across languages.
Additional bibliography for study
Bauer, Laurie. 2003. Introducing Linguistic Morphology, 2nd ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh
Booij, Geert. 2007. The Grammar of Words: An Introduction to Linguistic Morphology. Oxford: O.U.P.
Carstairs-McCarthy, Andrew. 2002. An Introduction to English Morphology. Edinburgh:
Edinburgh University Press.
Taylor, John R. (ed.) 2015. The Oxford Handbook of the Word. Oxford: Oxford University Press.