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Linguistics 4: Morphology: Analyzing Words

Course
2012-2013

Admission requirements

A pass mark for Linguistics 2 or similar course.

Description

Many words are ‘complex’; they consist of smaller units which each have their own meaning and/or grammatical function, e.g. wash-able, under-study, over-eat-s. These units are called ‘morphemes’, and they are the concern of the domain of linguistics that is called morphology (or word-formation). This course offers an introduction to the morphology of English. We will consider different types of morphemes (e.g. prefixes, suffixes and roots) and examine the ways in which these can be combined.

Course objectives

Students become acquainted with basic morphological terms and learn to apply these to English data.

Timetable

The timetable will be available by June 1st on the website

Mode of instruction

  • Lecture

  • Seminar

Assessment method

Written exam (100%)

Blackboard

Yes, see Blackboard

Reading list

Carstairs-McCarthy, Andrew (2002). An Introduction to English Morphology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press; extra reading material (to be announced).

Registration

Students should register through uSis. Exchange students cannot register through uSis, but must see the director of studies and register with her. If you have any questions, please contact the departmental office, tel. 071 5272144 or mail: english@hum.leidenuniv.nl.
Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Registration Studeren à la carte
Registration Contractonderwijs

Contact

Departmental Office English Language and Culture, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102C. Tel. 071 5272144; mail: english@hum.leidenuniv.nl.
Co-ordinator of Studies: Ms T.D. Obbens, MA, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 103C.