Available in 2021
Course code

LING3008

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

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.


Availability2021 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply analytic methods to analyse phonological and morphological data;

2. Identify phonological units such as features, segments, syllables, and feet;

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the structural characteristics of morphemes and words;

4. Describe phonological structures in a formal way;

5. Characterise phonological and morphological diversity across languages.


Content

This 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.

Assumed knowledge

10 units in linguistics at 1000 level

LING3006 or LING2006


Assessment items

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 1 (20%)

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 2 (20%)

Formal Examination: Formal Examination - closed book examination (40%)

Written Assignment: Written Assignment 3 (20%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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