Syntax and Morphology of the English Language
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Course code
GRA6301.HT
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Course title in Estonian
Inglise keele morfoloogia ja süntaks
Course title in English
Syntax and Morphology of the English Language
ECTS credits
6.0
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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Course aims
To provide a comprehensive overview of the syntax and morphology of the English language, including interactions between morphology and syntax, and between morphology and the lexicon.
Brief description of the course
The topics covered include: genetic affiliation and typological profile of English, traditional parts of speech (noun phrases, verb phrases, adjective/adverb phrases, closed categories), expression of grammatical features in English, clause structure, the concept of word, word and its parts (bound and free morphemes), inflectional and derivational morphology in English, regular and irregular inflection, issues related to compounds vs. phrases; productivity (formal and semantic regularity), characteristics of Germanic and non-Germanic derivation; fashions in morphology.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- knows the relevant technical terminology related to the topics discussed;
- will be able to identify traditional parts of speech, determine phrase and clause structure and various sentence types;
- will have a comprehensive overview of English word structure and formation;
- is able to discuss issues related to morphology and identify its interactions between syntax and the lexicon.
Teacher
Helis Rõuk
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