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Laura Wilbur Mcgarrity
LING 580
Seattle Campus

Problems in Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

Class description

LING 580: Prosodic Morphology and the phonology-morphology interface

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Prosodic Morphology is the study of morphological processes that are crucially characterized by a particular output prosodic shape (defined in terms of moras, syllables, feet, and prosodic words) rather than by a string of output segments. Examples of Prosodic Morphology include infixation, truncation, root-and-pattern morphology, minimal (and maximal) word effects and reduplication.

Recommended preparation

Familiarity with (but not expertise in) Optimality Theory is assumed.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments will include presentations on the readings, and a final research paper and presentation on a topic within Prosodic Morphology.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Laura Wilbur Mcgarrity
Date: 10/23/2006