The course will treat the structure of words and the structure of the overall lexicon for human
languages. Topics included will be: the rules of word formation; the relation between syntax and the lexicon; the psychology of the lexicon, including an examination of studies of the storage and access of lexical items; the semantics of complex words; the phonology of word formation; lexical redundancy and the learning of the lexicon. Students will prepare one short class presentation on a topic in consultation with the instructor.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am-12:20pm