A pass mark for Linguistics 2 and 4 or similar courses.
This course focuses on the morphological structure of English words. Topics considered include the status of the notion of ‘word’, the elements of which words are composed (roots and affixes), the difference between inflection and derivation, the internal structure of compounds, and the historical origin of English word formation processes.
Students will acquire knowledge of morphological processes and operations in general and the morphology of English specifically.
The timetable will be available from June 1st on the Internet.
Mode of Instruction
One hour lecture and one hour seminar per week.
One in-term written assignment (30%), final written examination (70%).
This course is supported by Blackboard.
- Carstairs-McCarthy, A. (2002). An Introduction to English Morphology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Students can register through uSis.
Register for ‘Contractonderwijs’ via: www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderwijs/contractonderwijs
English Department, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 103c. Phone: 071 527 2144, or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org