Pass mark for Linguistics 1 and 2 (or similar courses).
This course focuses on the morphological structure of English words. Topics considered include the ‘word’ and the elements of which words are composed, the difference between inflection and derivation, the internal structure of compounds, and the historical origin of English word-formation processes.
Insight into the morphology of English
Insight into the relation between morphology and syntax, and between morphology and phonology
Knowledge of basic terminology (e.g. ‘word’, ‘morpheme’ and ‘affix’)
The timetable will be available by June 1st on the website
Mode of instruction
Lecture (1 hour) and seminar (1 hour)
The course load of this course is 140 hours.
26 hours spent on attending lectures and seminars
34 hours for studying the compulsory literature
80 hours for preparing the exam and the in-term quizzes
Written exam (80%), two in-term quizzes (20%)
If the final grade is 5 or less students may take the resit once and the mark of the resit will constitute 100% of the final grade.
Attendance is compulsory. Unauthorized absence will mean that you cannot take part in the relevant exam(s).
This course is supported by Blackboard.
Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy (2002). An introduction to English morphology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Steven Pinker (2011). Words and rules. Harper Perennial (or any other edition).
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
English Language and Culture student administration, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102C. Tel. 071 5272144; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coordinator of studies: Ms T.D. Obbens, MA, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 103C.