Words can be argued to be of two kinds: potential words, the domain of morphology, and existing words, the happy hunting ground of lexicology.
This course introduces some of the tools and mechanisms of morphological analysis and looks at how such problems get resolved. English will be used in this introduction to morphology and its interfaces with other compartments of language (such as phonology and predominantly semantics and syntax).
Course material will be available electronically. Basic text: A. Carstairs-McCarthy (2002) An introduction to English morphology.
Texts may include chapters from I. Plag Word formation in English (2003) and chapters from G. Booij The grammar of words (2005).