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Spring 2012-2013
* LIN 306 (EC)  

The Structure and Meaning of Words

Edwin S. Williams

The course will treat the structure of words and the structure of the overall lexicon for human languages. Topics included will be: the rules of word formation; the relation between syntax and the lexicon; the psychology of the lexicon, including an examination of studies of the storage and access of lexical items; the semantics of complex words; the phonology of word formation; lexical redundancy and the learning of the lexicon. Students will prepare one short class presentation on a topic in consultation with the instructor.

Sample reading list:
Baker, M. & Bobaljik, J., Introduction to Morphology

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading: on average, 50 pages.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 35%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
LIN 201.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41984 C01 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T Th   Scheide Caldwell House   209   Enrolled:10 Limit:25