A pass mark for Linguistics 2 or similar course.
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.
Students become acquainted with basic morphological terms and learn to apply these to English data.
The timetable will be available by June 1st on the website
Mode of instruction
Written exam (100%)
Yes, see Blackboard
Carstairs-McCarthy, Andrew (2002). An Introduction to English Morphology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press; extra reading material (to be announced).
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Departmental Office English Language and Culture, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102C. Tel. 071 5272144; mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-ordinator of Studies: Ms T.D. Obbens, MA, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 103C.