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Information for module PLING158

This module is available for 2016/17

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Module code:PLING158 (Add to my personalised list)
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):2, 3, 4
Module prerequisites:One year of syntax or equivalent; one year of phonology or equivalent. 
Module outline:The goal of morphology is to understand the constraints on well-formedness in words: what makes a possible word and how do affixes and roots combine, given constraints from the syntax, semantics, phonology, and the morphology proper. In this course we will first discuss the essential background information and then critically discuss case studies from a range of typologically diverse languages illustrating both inflection and derivation. 
Module aims:- To provide basic morphological theories the advantages and disadvantages of each - To understand some key morphological phenomena and generate predictions based on the existing models of them - To further understanding of the human language faculty  
Module objectives: 
Key skills provided by module:Provide students with - Ability to understand primary literature in morphology - Ability to employ basic methods in the analysis of morphological data - Ability to evaluate competing analyses of morphological data 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Two unseen examininations (one and a half hours each) 100.00% 
Notes:available as an option module (numbers permitting); UCL students can register on Portico, intercollegiate students should contact  
Taking this module as an option?:Available as an option module 
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Last updated:2017-03-03 06:40:12 by uclysda