Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600013402

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
A good background in basic principles of phonology and morphology is required or otherwise the willingness to conduct self-study on missing backround information
Learning Outcomes
Βy the completion of the course, students will have acquired the following competencies: (a) familiarity with the interaction phonology and morphology display (b) exposure to and awareness of diverse morphophonological data (c) enrichment of their knowledge of English regarding phenomena such as stress and truncation (d) development of problem-solving skills.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
In this course, students will be able to apply basic principles of phonology and morphology in order to get acquainted with the phonology-morphology interface in English and elsewhere. A broad range of phenomena will be discussed. A non-exhaustive list includes: reduplication for the formation of various grammatical categories, phonologically-conditioned allomorphy, infixation and whether it should be viewed as a phonological or a morphological process, stress and the importance of morphological factors to its placement and nickname formation through truncation.
reduplication, allomorphy, stress, affixation, truncation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
In-class exercises391.6
Student Assessment
Final exam.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Anttila, Arto. 2002. Morphologically conditioned phonological alternations. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 20: 1-42. Benua, Laura. 1997. Transderivational identity: phonological relations between words. PhD dissertations. University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Booij, G. 2005. The Grammar of Words. Oxford: OUP. Downing, Laura, T. Alan Hall & Renate Raffelsiefen (eds.). 2005. Paradigms in phonological theory. Oxford: OUP. Harley, Heidi. 2006. English Words. Blackwell. Hayes, B. 1995. Metrical Stress Theory. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press. Hyman, L. 2003. Phonological Typology. Handouts from Summer School in Linguistic Typology, Cagliari, Italy, 1-12 September 2003. Inkelas, Sharon. 2014. The interplay of morphology and phonology. Oxford: OUP. Kager, René. 1996. On affix allomorphy and syllable counting. In U. Kleinhenz (Ed.), Interfaces in phonology, Studia grammatica 41, 155-171. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. Also:, ROA-88. Kager, René. 1999. Optimality Theory. Cambridge: CUP. Kager, René, Harry van der Hulst & Wim Zonneveld (eds.). 1999. The prosody-morphology interface. Cambridge: CUP. Lieber, R. 2009. Introducing Morphology. Cambridge: CUP. McCarthy, John & Alan Prince. 1993. Generalized Alignment. Yearbook of Morphology 1993: 79-153. Nevins, Andrew. 2011. Phonologically Conditioned Allomorph Selection. In The Companion to Phonology, C. Ewen, B. Hume, M. van Oostendorp, K. Rice (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 2357-2382. Plag, Ingo. 2003. Word Formation in English. Cambridge: CUP. Revithiadou, Anthi. 1999. Headmost Accent wins. LOT Dissertation Series 15. The Hague: Holland Academic Graphics. Steriade, Donca. 2008. A pseudo-cyclic effect in Romanian morphophonology. In Inflectional Identity, Asaf Bachrach & Andrew Nevins (eds.), pp. 313-360. Oxford: OUP. Trommer, Jochen (ed.). 2012. The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence. Oxford: OUP. Yu, Alan. 2007. A natural history of infixation. Oxford: OUP.
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