Readings in the Morphology of English (Morfológiai olvasmányok) in spring 2015
Lázár A. Péter, Mon 15:00–16:30, R326, host: DELG (R301)
4-credit seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: ANG-141
description & set texts

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).

requirements & assessment
Continuous assessment is by three tests whose dates have been given in advance. Grade is average of test grades, rounded up from x.5.