Topics in Morphology and Word Formation

30 points

Not offered 2024

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences


Words have an internal structure and, in many languages, words also take inflections. Theories relating to these basic properties predict that there are limits on both word formation and inflection. They also predict that there will be interface conditions with the phonology, syntax and semantics of languages. This course will explore and test some of these theories by reference to a range of languages.


LING201 or LING206 or LING211 or LING216 or LING217