Morphosemantics: Course Plan
When: Mondays / Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:18
Emmon Bach, SOAS, UMass(Amherst)
Where: Derby (DB) 0048
e m a i l: firstinitialsurname (at) linguist (dot) umass (dot) edu
phones: home: 020 8444 4647
SOAS: 020 7898 4593
Copyright Emmon Bach 2008. All rights reserved.
Office hrs: M W 1-3 and by appointment, Oxley 201a
Notes for classes will be posted at / linked to
Lectures and discussion
Content of Lectures:
The Semantics of Words:
Exploration of Selected Topics of Recent and Current Research.
References: will be found at
(31 March) Background, Central Questions, Central Assumptions
(2 April) What's morphology? Various answers. Languages: Pacific
(7 April) Derivational processes I. Language Lessons: Haisla.
(9 April) A: Derivational processes II. B: Language Lessons: Western Abenaki.
(14 April) Inflectional morphology, some grammatical categories; Language
Lessons: Western Abenaki, Yup'ik.
(16 April) Finale: Addenda; Some Questions and Some Answers
They will be given in short form e.g.: Sapir 1911. Please note they will be updated regularly.