Prerequisites: L221 and L222, or L310
Strongly Recommended Prerequisites: English199 (University Writing)
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Understanding Morphology ISBN 0-333-54114-8/6
By Martin Haspelmath
Understanding Language Series
New York: Oxford University Press
Zwicky, A. M. and G./ K. Pullukm (1983). 'Cliticization vs. Inflection: English n't. Language 59.3.
By Francis Katamba
The MacMillan Press, Ltd
Organization: Classes will consist of lectures, demonstrations, student presentations, and discussions.
Course Goals: This course will introduce you to some of the major structural and functional categories of morphemes and words. You will use these categories to analyze complex words as well as to assess cross-linguistic variation and claims for theoretical constructs.
Morpheme Types: affix, base, root, stem
How Morphemes are Formed
Principles of Analysis (pdf)
Morph, allomorph, morpheme (htm)
Analysis and Rules of Grammar I (htm)
Some Principles of Morphological Analysis (pdf)
Analyzing Texts (pdf)
Roots, Bases,and Stems (pdf) I
Roots, Bases, and Stems (word doc.)
Bases but not Stems (htm)
Grammar, Presyntax, and Lexical Entries (htm)
Analysis and Rules of Grammar II (htm)
Deriving the Number Form of the Noun (htm)
Principles and Rules (htm)
Deriving the English Verb 1 (htm)
Deriving the English Verb 2 (htm)
Analysis and Rules of Grammar III: the Lexicon (htm)
Compound Morphemes (htm)
Lexicon 1 (htm)
Lexicon 2 (htm)
Lexicon 3 (htm)
Exercises for Fall 2006.
Schedule for Spring — 2005
A Model of Grammar
Structure of Course
The course will be divided into two parts. The first will cover the basic terms and definitions and cover discovery procedures. The second part will cover theoretical aspects of morphology in reference to grammar building and syntax.
Final grades will be based on weekly exercises = 20% of the final grade. There will be weekly exercises taken from the book and distributed by the instructor. There will be 1 midterm examination = 35% of the final grade, and a final examination. = 45% of the final grade).
The following represents the typical range of grades. The grades are subject to a grading curve adjustment:
A 90 - 100 B 80 - 89 C 70 - 79 D 60 - 69 F 00 - 59
1. Students are expected to attend all classes. Students are expected to arrive on time so that classes may begin promptly and so that they will not disrupt the class. Announcements will be made at the beginning and end of classes regarding the assigned readings and the expectations for assignments and exams.
2. A standard of academic English expression appropriate to upper-level university courses is required in all work. Clarity and effectiveness will be considered in the evaluation of assignments. Further specification is provided below.
3. Students are expected to have read all assigned readings before class. Because many students will be learning about a new field of study in this class, students may have to read chapters/articles multiple times. Students are expected to bring the assigned textbook(s) and copies of readings to all class sessions. Students are expected to come to classes prepared to discuss the new material: for example, to ask questions about the content and to evaluate the claims made or implied.
4. Students are expected to turn in all assignments on time. LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED without prior permission from the instructor.
5. All excercises must be stapled together if there is more than one page; otherwise, 10% will be deduced.
6. Students will be responsible for all materials covered in the assigned readings and lectures. The lectures will indicate the specific topics that will appear on assignments and examinations. Lecture notes and webpage notes will provide only a skeletal treatment of these topics: Assignments and examinations will require students to refer to the more complete presentation of relevant information in the readings.
7. Students will be respectful of other students and the instructor. In particular, students will not talk while the instructor or another student is talking.
8. If students wish to contest the grading of an assignment, the following regulations apply. Assignments written in pencil or any erasable medium will not be re-assessed. Students must explain, in writing, why they believe that their own academic honesty and student assignment was not graded correctly. Be aware that original assignments are photocopied and kept on file. As a result, students who have dishonestly changed their answers have received failing grades and permanent reports of academic dishonesty.
9. Academic dishonesty in all forms violates the basic principles of integrity and thus impedes learning. More specifically, academic dishonesty is a form of misconduct that is subject to disciplinary action and includes the following: cheating, fabrication, fraud, facilitating academic dishonesty, and plagiarism. For more information oct, please visit the following web sites:
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