The schedule below gives the approximate dates for the lectures, and the days when you are expected to have completed the assigned reading. The numbers UM X.X refer to the chapter sections of the textbook, Understanding Morphology. The schedule may change as needed. Important dates and assignments are in bold. Homework assignments will be announced in class and over email.

May 9, Course introduction, Toolbox – Morpheme-based Morphology, Mandarin Compound Nouns

May 11, Toolbox – Morpheme-based Morphology cont’d, Hebrew Lexemes
Reading: skim UM 1, read UM 2.0 to 2.2

May 16, Homework 1 due (Tzutujil Verbs)Toolbox – Concatenative and Non-concatenative Morphology, Saamoan Plurals

May 18, Toolbox — Concatenative/Non-concatenative cont’d, UM3 Problems
Reading: UM 3.1

May 23, Homework 2 due (Mokilese Reduplication), Toolbox – Allomorphy

May 25, Toolbox – Allomorphy cont’d, Somali Plurals, Saamoan Verbs, Maori Passive, Berber Verb Paradigms
Reading: UM 2.3

May 30, Homework 3 due (Efik Verbs), preparation for mini-test

June 1, Mini-test 1 (entire 50 minutes of class)

June 6, Due: article summary of McPherson 2017, Trees – Word syntax,

June 8, Trees – Applications of Word Trees
Reading: UM 3.2.1, UM 7

June 13, Homework 4 due (English Denominal Adjectives)Trees – Productivity and Restrictions
Reading: UM 6

June 15,  Schemas — Inflection
Reading: UM 5.1

June 20, Homework 5 due (Tagalog Verbs)Schemas – The Theory

Reading: UM 3.2.2

June 22,  Schemas – Inflection classes
Reading: UM 8.1- 8.2

June 27, Homework 6 due (French Verb Allomorphy), Schemas — Inflection Classes cont’d

June 29, Mini-test 2 (entire 50 minutes of class)          

July 4, Due: article summary of Asherov and Bat-el 2016, Schemas — Inheritence hierarchies

July 6, Old English Inflection Classes, Russian Noun Inflection (UM8), Spanish Verbs
Reading: UM 8.3-8.4

July 11, Homework 7 due (Loma Verb Paradigms)Schemas – Syncretism, Old Church Slavonic (UM8)

July 13, Hungarian Allomorphy
Reading: UM 8.6

July 18, Homework 8 due (Koasati Verb Classes)Diagnostics –Derivation vs. Inflection

July 20,  Diagnostics – Models of Derivation vs. Inflection
Reading: UM 5.2 – 5.5

July 25, Diagnostics — Compounds vs. Phrases
Reading: UM 9.1-9.2

July 27, Exam 3 (entire 50 minutes of class)

Aug. 3, Diagnostics – Clitics vs Affixes
Reading: UM 9.2-9.3

Aug. 5, Course wrap-up