Spring 2022 - LING 323 D100

Morphology (3)

Class Number: 2251

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SWH 10061, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    One of LING 301W, 309W or 482W.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Word structure in natural languages and its relationship to phonological and syntactic levels of grammar.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course examines how complex words are used in natural discourse, providing analytical techniques for studying word patterns. The course will cover morphological categories, morphological processes, hierarchical structure of words; cross-linguistic typology of morphological systems; word inflection versus word derivation; paradigms and the nature of the lexicon; problem solving in selected languages.

Grading

  • Homework Assignments 30%
  • Quizzes (Best 3, In-Class & Take-Home Components) 45%
  • Article Summaries (2-Individual) 20%
  • Article Presentation (1-Group) 5%

NOTES:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities at http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/undergraduate/standards.html.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

DEPARTMENTAL NOTES:

Enrollment restrictions in LING 300 and 400 level courses: 70-75% of the seats are reserved for

declared LING/COGS Major, Joint Major, and Honours program student and 25-30% for Extended

Minor program students only until open enrollment begins on Nov 29 2021.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca).

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Martin Haspelmath and Andrea Sims (2015, 2nd ed.) Understanding Morphology. London: Arnold.
ISBN: 9781138128019

Articles available on canvas.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students should familiarize themselves with the Department's Standards on Class Management and Student Responsibilities.

Please note that a grade of “FD” (Failed-Dishonesty) may be assigned as a penalty for academic dishonesty.

All student requests for accommodations for their religious practices must be made in writing by the end of the first week of classes or no later than one week after a student adds a course.

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.