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.
Assessment methods and criteria
4-hour written examination. No examination support material is allowed. Graded assessment.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes, if there are places available.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module
Higher Education Entrance Qualification and 45 ECTS credits of English. EN-122, EN-161, EN-163 and EN-146 or the equivalent.