G-LSUD2 ThLing496E Phonology-Morphology Interface

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In this course, students will be able to apply basic principles of phonology and morphology in order to get acquainted with the phonology-morphology interface in English and elsewhere. A broad range of phenomena will be discussed. A non-exhaustive list includes: reduplication for the formation of various grammatical categories, phonologically-conditioned allomorphy, stress and the importance of morphological factors to its placement and nickname formation through truncation. Βy the completion of the course, students will have acquired the following competencies: (a) familiarity with the interaction phonology and morphology display, (b) exposure to and awareness of diverse morphophonological data, (c) enrichment of their knowledge of English regarding phenomena such as stress and truncation, (d) development of problem-solving skills.

Βιβλιογραφία / Bibliography


Anttila, Arto. 2002. Morphologically conditioned phonological alternations. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 20: 1-42.

Benua, Laura. 1997. Transderivational identity: phonological relations between words. PhD dissertations. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Downing, Laura, T. Alan Hall & Renate Raffelsiefen (eds.). 2005. Paradigms in phonological theory. Oxford: OUP.

Inkelas, Sharon. 2014. The interplay of morphology and phonology. Oxford: OUP.

Kager, René. 1996. On affix allomorphy and syllable counting. In U. Kleinhenz (Ed.), Interfaces in phonology, Studia grammatica 41, 155-171. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. Also: http://roa.rutgers.edu/, ROA-88.

Kager, René, Harry van der Hulst & Wim Zonneveld (eds.). 1999. The prosody-morphology interface. Cambridge: CUP.

McCarthy, John & Alan Prince. 1993. Generalized Alignment. Yearbook of Morphology 1993: 79-153.

Steriade, Donca. 2008. A pseudo-cyclic effect in Romanian morphophonology. In Inflectional Identity, Asaf Bachrach & Andrew Nevins (eds.), pp. 313-360. Oxford: OUP

Trommer, Jochen (ed.). 2012. The morphology and phonology of exponence. Oxford: OUP

Yu, Alan. 2007. A natural history of infixation. Oxford: OUP.


Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.