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120171 VO Special Linguistics Course: Morphology I (2008S)

English inflectional morphology - synchronic/diachronic

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Anrechenbar für das deskriptive oder historische Linguistik- Modul und für den alten Studienplan gem. ÄquivalenzVO. Für UF Englisch als freies Wahlfach anrechenbar (ECTS: 3.00).

Details

Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 10.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 17.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 31.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 07.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 14.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 21.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 28.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 05.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 19.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 26.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 02.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 09.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 16.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 23.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21
Monday 30.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Unterrichtsraum Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3G-EG-21

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In connection with my retirement in autumn 2009 I would like to revive a long-forgotten tradition which figured prominently (and profitably) in my own university education: the lecture cycle, a more or less coherent series of lectures spread out over several terms with a common topic. Its aim was to provide a survey of some major area in linguistics or literature, which it would not be possible to fit into a one-term course, but which was topically connected. Looking back after many years of a progressively more fragmentized curriculum, which leaves the student at a loss to integrate piecemeal information into a coherent whole, I have decided that it was time to reconsider this traditional more comprehensive approach.
The topic to be dealt with in this three-term series (SS 2008 - SS 2009) will be "Word-structure: synchronically and diachronically", an area which has been the subject of my research over the past decades.
The first series will in its first part be concerned with an introduction into basic concepts of morphology, the role of morphophonolgy and a description of Modern English inflectional morphology. The second part will deal with the history of English inflection and the major typological changes that have played a role in its development.
The second series (WS 2008/2009) will deal with derivational morphology (word-formation) from a synchronic point of view and the relationship between word-formation, semantics and the lexicon.
The third series (SS 2009) will discuss English word-formation from a diachronic point of view and the general historical development of the English lexicon.
Each part will to a certain extent be self-contained by having an introduction of its own, but in order for this series to achieve its purpose, it might be useful to attend more than just one part three parts (as we used to do fifty years ago).

Assessment: final exam at the end of term

Basis: lecture and additional reading suggestions

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

226, 228, 236, 238, K 516, K 517, K 531, K532

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

226, 228, 236, 238, 722; K516, K 531, K532, K517

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