Course Outline: Ling 420, Morphology

Spring 2000

Instructor: Byron W. Bender, Moore 578, phone 956-8374, fax 956-9166, bender@hawaii.edu; office hours, mwf 10:30-11:00, mwf 2:00–3:00, and by appointment.

Two books are required: A Student’s Latin Grammar (SLG), Cambridge 1992, and Morphology, 2d ed., by P. H. Matthews, Cambridge U. Press, 1991. Course grade will be based equally on class participation, a midterm, and the final examination. Class participation includes satisfactory and timely completion of written assignments. Sentences from SLG are to be translated and glossed word-by-word with morphosyntactic features indicated; also, the point being exemplified by the sentence should be identified. Ability to send and receive email, and read and print out material from web pages is assumed.

week

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a student’s latin grammar

and other exercises

morphology textbook

and other readings

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j-10

12

14

Read Chs. 31 & 38. Familiarize yourself with the book overall. Do the 18 exercises on
pp. 95, 97; do also
Latin 1–3*

Ch. 1, What is morphology?
Locate and read "Latin Verb Inflection"†

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hdy

19

21

Ch. 14, on Cases (22 sentences*)

Ch. 2, Word, word-form, and lexeme

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24

26

28

Ch. 15, more on Cases (10 sentences*)
Latin 4*

Ch. 3, Inflections and word-formation

4

31

f-2

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Ch. 17, on Agreement (6 sentences*)
Latin 10

Ch. 4, Lexical derivation
"Morphological paradoxes"† (esp. Nos. 3 and 5)

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7

9

11

Ch. 20, on Participles (12 sentences*)
Turkish*†

Ch. 5, Compounds

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14

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18

Ch. 21, on Infinitives (8 sentences*)
Swahili 1–3*†

Ch. 6, Morphemes and allomorphs
"Word and Paradigm (WP)"† (3–4 esp.)

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25

Ch. 26, on Gerunds, etc. (15 sentences*)
Swahili 4–5*†

Ch. 5, "Words, words, words," from Steven Pinker’s The Language Instinct

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28

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Ch. 35, on the Subjunctive (19 sentences*)
Swahili 6*†

Ch. 7, Morphological processes;
"Morphological processes"†

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6

8

10

Tagalog*†; Latin 5†

Ch. 8, Morphophonemics

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13

15

17

Welsh*†; Latin 5 (cont.)*

Ch. 9, Properties and their exponents

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review and midterm

spring recess

 

 

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7

Latin 7†

Ch. 10, Paradigms;

"Word and Paradigm (WP)"† (1–2 esp.)

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14

Latin 7 (cont.)*; Latin 8†

Ch. 11, Inflectional morphology and syntax

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Latin 8 (cont.)*; Latin 9†

Aronoff 1994; "Inflectional Paradigms"†

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24

26

28

Latin 9 (cont.)*

Ch. 12, Iconicity;
"Markedness and Iconicity: Some Questions"†

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3

review

 

 

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final examination 9:45–11:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

*due at last meeting of week

http://www2.hawaii.edu/~bender/toc.html

 

Midterm results

Chart

Most commonly missed questions in Part 1

Final exam results and course grades