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Morphology is the study of word structure and word formation. We examine the nature of this area by looking at the diversity and uniformity found in the morphological systems of a wide variety of the world's languages. Theories of morphology are critically discussed and compared. We also consider the interface relationships between morphology and other areas of grammar, in particular syntax and phonology.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to confidently deploy discipline specific research and analysis in Morphology using primary and secondary sources and empirical data with a strong sense of research ethics and intellectual integrity;
- be able to draw on and critically evaluate theoretical approaches to Morphology;
- be able to position themselves within theoretical debates in Morphology;
- be able to proficiently employ learning and research technologies as well as field-specific technologies;
- have attained advanced abilities in written and verbal argumentation in Morphology;
- have consolidated their understanding of social and cultural diversity in the university and wider community.
At the completion of this subject, students should:
- have developed skills in critical thinking and analysis;
- have developed skills in thinking in theoretical terms;
- have developed skill in communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically;
- have developed skill in observation and attention to detail.
Last updated: 9 September 2021