New course: Morphology and Phonology of Non-integrated Words

Dr. Lior Laks

Why is pizza feminine while hamburger is masculine in some languages? Why do speakers of different languages pronounce the French work croissant differently?

The course examines the phonological and morphological behavior of non-integrated words, with focus on borrowed words. Examining behavior of such items provides direct access to the morphological and phonological processes that are active in the grammar and provides insights on the mechanism of languages, and how different types of criteria are taken into consideration. We will discuss the process of borrowing and the different adaptation strategies that speakers use. Different cases studies will be discussed throughout the course.

Last Updated Date : 03/02/2022