Pass marks for Linguistics 1, 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’ 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 is available on the BA English website
Mode of instruction
Lecture (1 hour)
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 preparing/writing the paper
- written exam: 70%
This course is supported by blackboard.
Carstairs-McCarthy, Andrew (2002). An Introduction to English Morphology. Edinburgh University Press.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory. Please note that students other than BA English language and culture studies will have to have permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch