Courses Catalogue

Advanced Morphology And Syntax

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Master of Arts In Linguistics
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

English morphology and syntax will be the focus of these classes but languages from the Ugandan local context will also constantly be used in contrast as a pedagogical tool to generate critical debates. This course is planned to provide students with a systematic framework of the role of syntax and morphology in language while at the same time appreciating the intricate relationship between the two language levels.

Course Objectives

1)   To develop participants' deeper understanding of morphological and syntactical rules and processes

2)     To encourage participants to explore the different steps in which morphology supports the buildup of syntactical patterns

3)   To encourage participants to perform morphological and syntactical analyses of languages other than English

4)    To help students identify and engage with specific theoretical issues surrounding the study of morphology and syntax

5)    To develop an understanding of morpho-syntactic typological distinctions between languages

Course Learning Outcomes Participants will be able to:

1)   Analyze sentences in terms of the syntactic functions and semantic roles of their constituents

2)   Show awareness of the proliferation of syntactic theories and to question their applicability to all languages of the world

3)     Represent morphosyntactic structure diagrammatically

4)   Confidently apply morphological and syntactical rules and processes on word and sentence structures in their local languages

Ably discuss the relationship between morphology and syntax