45 ECTS credits of English. EN-122, EN-161, EN-163 and EN-146 or the equivalent.
On completion of the course, the student has
an understanding of the morphological analysis of English words and of morphological terminology
knowledge of the relationship between morphology and phonology and semantics
knowledge of non-morphological processes involved in word creation
knowledge of theories of word production and perception
On completion of the course, the student can
use appropriate theoretical terminology in writing about word structure
identify and analyse lexical elements and determine their origins
explain how phonological and grammatical information is integrated in the lexicon
explain the role of morphological information in language processing
The course will introduce students to the linguistic structure of English words. The introductory part of the course is concerned with the basic terms and concepts in morphological analysis. The inflectional morphology and derivational morphology of present-day English will be introduced, and we will consider the relationship of morphology to both phonology and semantics. In addition, the sources of English vocabulary will be studied, especially the influence of Germanic and Romance languages. Finally, we consider the role of morphology in the perception and production of language.
Lectures and seminars. Students will complete relevant exercises in the seminar sessions. The workload is estimated to 270 hours. Two midterm tests must be assessed as a pass.
Two midterm tests must be assessed as a pass.
Assessment methods and criteria
4-hour written examination. No examination support material is allowed. Graded assessment.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1.