Introduction to Phonology and Morphology

Course code LING6090Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of phonology and morphology. We will look at the structure of segments, morphemes, simplex words, and complex words. The course concentrates on the basic concepts and methods of phonological and morphological analysis and description, and focuses on the practical analysis and description of a wide range of phenomena from a variety of languages.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

1. an understanding of the structural characteristics of segments;
2. an understanding of the structural characteristics of morphemes, and allomorphic variation;
3. an understanding of the structural characteristics of simplex words;
4. an understanding of the structural characteristics of complex words;
5. an understanding of phonological and morphological diversity across languages;
6. practical skills in the analysis of language data;
7. skills in linguistic analysis;
8. research and general information literacy skills.
ContentThis course is an introduction to the basic concepts and methods of phonological and morphological analysis and description. It concentrates on practical analysis and description of a wide range of phenomena from a variety of languages. Topics to be covered include:

1. segment structure, features, and gestures;
2. morphemes and allomorphic variation;
3. simplex word structure, and phonotactics;
4. complex word structure, and metrical structure;
5. formal expression of phonological and morphological patterns.
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLING6910 or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Seminar
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsA seminar presentation or online posting and discussion, and one to four written assignments. Written assignments might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers, book reviews, bibliographies, in-class tests and/or online quizzes, totalling 4000 words. 60%
Examination: Formal40%
Contact HoursSeminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term