Introduction to Phonology and Morphology

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.

Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

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

1. demonstrate an understanding of the structural characteristics of segments;

2. demonstrate an understanding of the structural characteristics of morphemes, and allomorphic variation;

3. demonstrate an understanding of the structural characteristics of simplex words;

4. demonstrate an understanding of the structural characteristics of complex words;

5. demonstrate an understanding of phonological and morphological diversity across languages;

6. demonstrate practical skills in the analysis of language data;

7. demonstrate skills in linguistic analysis;

8. demonstrate research and general information literacy skills.

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 Assignments

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term