• Ling-E. Inroduction to Morphological Theory

    (Asia Pietraszko, University of Rochester)

    This class is open to all students.  It is recommended for students with a basic background in linguistics and interests in Syntax and Morphology.

    What are the rules of word formation? In what component(s) of grammar does word formation take place? What is a word? These and other questions will guide this introductory course in morphology -- the study of so called words and their internal structure. We will survey a variety of morphological phenomena in a number of unrelated languages and introduce a theory of morphology that attempts to explain them. We will also investigate the ways in which morphological rules interact with syntax and phonology.