Section 1: Monday and Wednesday 3:00-4:15 PM
Professor: Elizabeth Riddle
Grammar is “the description of how linguistic elements combine into complex expressions” (Broaccios, 2013). Morphology is the study of word-making and word-marking, while the combination of words is generally considered the realm of syntax. Morpho-syntax often reflects a balance between effective communication and efficiency. This course studies the patterns within words and the patterns within phrases and clauses. We will be learning about patterns found in languages generally, from both formal and functional approaches. A major focus will be applying the concepts to specific languages (comparing/contrasting patterns) and considering the application of the knowledge about the patterns. Prerequisite: ENG 520, or permission of the department chairperson.