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
- Semester 2 - 2021
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.
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:
- segment structure, features, and gestures;
- morphemes and allomorphic variation;
- simplex word structure, and phonotactics;
- complex word structure, and metrical structure;
- formal expression of phonological and morphological patterns.
10 units in linguistics at 1000 level
LING3006 or LING2006
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%)
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks starting in week 1
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
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