33140 The Morphology of English

Course Description

This course introduces students to the study of the internal structure of English words, English Morphology. First they learn the concept of the Morpheme which is a word or part of a word. Then the main terms used in the study of the morphology of words such as morphemes, affixes, prefixes, suffixes, roots, stems, bases are studied with illustrations of their realization in English. Other morphological processes like inflection and derivation are also studied.
This course is only an introduction to English Morphology, so students will find the basic parts of Morphology. Therefore, this course is meant for students who are taking this course the first time.

Learning Objective

  • • Differentiate between parts of English Morphology
  • • Demonstrate understanding of Morpheme which is a word or part of a word. Morpheme includes affixes, prefixes and suffixes
  • • Identify another part of morphology including words consisting of simple, complex, compound, and inflectional suffixes • Clarify inflectional paradigm, and pronoun paradigm • Explain the process of words formation • Explain clipping, acronym , blending, and back-formation • Classify the internal structure of words in this course • Demonstrate knowledge the basic parts of Morphology in English Language



Books for this Course

  • Martin Haspelmath and Andrea D. Sims- Understanding Morphology

Times Offered

  • September 2015
  • January 2016