Section Information for Fall 2020
Morphology is currently among the most dynamic areas of linguistics, and the focus of a range of multidisciplinary research initiatives in the language sciences. The place of morphology partly reflects the linguistic importance of word-level patterns of variation. However, the recent resurgence of interest in morphology is also due in part to the availability of sophisticated computational and psycholinguistic techniques, methods and resources that can be used to investigate word-sized units. This course offers a concise overview of current approaches to morphology and some of their broader implications. It surveys morphological variation in the languages of the world and provides an introduction to dominant descriptive and theoretical models that have been developed to analyze this variation. Emphasis is placed on identifying the substantive ideas about form variation that underlie morphological models and on isolating and evaluating any associated typological biases and theoretical idealizations, as well as on drawing out cognitive assumptions and consequences.
LING 686 DL1 is a distance education section.
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