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122222 SE Linguistics Seminar / BA Paper / MA historical & descriptive linguistics (2012W)

English Morphology

11.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 10.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 17.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 24.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 31.10. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 07.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 14.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 21.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 28.11. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 05.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 12.12. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 09.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 16.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 23.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Mittwoch 30.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The seminar will focus on the theory of Natural Morphology (henceforth NM) but if students prefer another framework, they can use it in their papers, provided that they justify briefly why they prefer it to NM and compare both frameworks in some of their argumentations. NM has been developed since the 1970s inspired by the Theory of Natural Phonology and by the introduction of semiotics into morphological theory by Roman Jakobson. This is a preference theory which explains what is marked vs. unmarked or more vs. less natural in grammar and uses systematically so-called external evidence from diachrony, language acquisition, psycholinguistic experiments, language impairments, poetic language use, etc. The theory has been much used for German, Latin and Romance languages, Ancient and Modern Greek, Russian, Turkish, Arabic, etc., but much less for English. In this course, the theory with its 3 subtheories (of universal preferences, such as iconicity, transparency, of typological adequacy, and of language-specific system adequacy will be presented. The students’ seminar papers will be on the synchronic morphology (inflection, derivational morphology, compounding, clitics, morphonology) of English, be it on the realisation of some universal preference parameter(s) in a part of English morphology, the typological characterisation of English morphological phenomena, morphological productivity (including analogy and family size).
Other proposed topics: grammatical vs. extragrammatical morphology (e.g. reduplications), phenomena of first and second language acquisition of, diachronic changes in, morphology, morphological phenomena in poetic language and advertisements, development of pidgins, possibly also morphology in English as lingua franca.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Students will be assessed on the basis of their active participation in discussions throughout the course, their elaboration of their research project, their presentation and discussion of their oral paper and of their final written seminar paper.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The aim of this course is to acquaint students with theory-based accounts of a representative array of morphological patterns of English and their mechanisms as well as with the basic principles of Natural Morphology and to stimulate them to do their own research of morphological phenomena of their own choice.

Prüfungsstoff

In an introductory phase, the agenda of the seminar will be presented, selected readings proposed, assigned and discussed during the presentation of the theory by Dressler. In the meantime students will prepare their oral papers, which after classroom presentation and discussion the presenters will elaborate into written seminar papers.

Literatur

Dressler, Wolfgang U. 1987. ed.: Dressler & Willi Mayerthaler & Oswald Panagl & Wolfgang U. Wurzel, Leitmotifs in Natural Morphology. Amsterdam: Benjamins;
Dressler, W.U.. 2006 ed. Natural Morphology. Folia Linguistica 41,1-2;
Natural Morphology, in A. Spencer ed. Handbook of Morphology. Oxford Univ. Press in print;
Dressler, W.U. 2003. Naturalness and morphological change. In B.D. Joseph & R.D. Janda eds. The Handbook of Historical Linguistics. Oxford: Blackwell. 461-471;
Bertacca, Antonio. 2009. Natural Morphology and the Loss of Nominal Inflections in English. Pisa: Plus.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, ME 812;
Code/Modul: Diplom 222, 226/228, 236/238, 721-723, 821, UF 4.2.3-222, BA06.2, M04
Lehrinhalt: 12-0211

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50