ENGB611 Морфология на английския език


The course aims at presenting the basic issues in the morphology of Modern English. It is divided in three parts: the first one discussing basics in the modern morphological concepts such as the morpheme, the morph and the allomorphs, verbal versus nominal categories, the notions of the grammatical categories and their relations to the functional categories etc. The second part deals with the nominal categories: nouns, pronouns and adjectives and their grammatical categories in Modern English. The third part deals with the verb in Modern English: the verb forms, the classification of the verbs and the grammatical categories of the verb such as tense,aspect, voice, modality etc.

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Англицистика (Английски език, култура и литература)


доц. Мария Стамболиева  д-р

Описание на курса:


On completion of the couse the students are expected to be able to cope with the basic terminology in English morphology and to have knowledge to distinguish between the forms of nouns and verbs, as well as to be able to analyze ceratin morphological nomonal and verbal structures.
Предварителни изисквания:
Competence in English at a minimum intermediate level.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

1. The Morphological Level.

2. The Morphemic Structure of the Word.

3. Word Formation

4. Grammatical Classes of Words.

5. The Noun in the Structure of English. General. The Category of Gender.

6. The Noun in the Structure of English. The Categories of Number and Case.

7. Adjectives and Pronouns. Determiners.

8. The Verb in the Structure of English. General Description. Person and Number. Modality and Mood.

9. The Categories of Tense and Correlation.

10. The Category of Aspect.

11. The Category of Voice.

12. Morphology and Syntax.

Литература по темите:

Akmajian, Adrian, Richard Demers, Ann K. Farmer, Robert M. Harnish. An Introduction to Language and Communication. MIT, Cambridge Massachusetts, 1997.

Alexieva, Nevenka. On the Problem of the ‘Activo-Passive Use’ of Verbs in English and Its Expression in Bulgarian. English Studies, Sofia 1981, pp. 24-36.

Comrie, Bernard. Aspect. Cambridge University Press, 1976.

Comrie, Bernard. Tense. Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Dyakova, Sonya. Readings in English Morphology. Veliko Turnovo University, 1976.

Gleason, H.A. An Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics. Holt, Reinhart and Winston, Inc. 1967

Huddleston, Rodney. Introduction to the Grammar of English. Cambridge University Press, 1984.

Lyons, John. Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, 1968.

Matthews, P.H. Morphology. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Molhova, J., Ch. Stamenov, A. Stoevsky (eds.) Readings in Theoretical Grammar. The English Verb. The Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, 1988.

Molhova, Jana. On Some Structural Relations in Language. In: Alexieva, Nevena (ed.) University of Sofia English Papers, vol. II, 1983, pp. 186–201.

Molhova, Jana. On the Nature of the Morpheme in Contemporary English. English Studies, Sofia 1981, pp. 181–94.

Newmeyer, F. (ed.) Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey. 1988.

Nida, E. Morphology. The Descriptive Analysis of Words. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1946.

Payne, Thomas E. Describing Morphosyntax. Cambridge University Press, 1997 (Chapters 1,2,3,5).

Pencheva, Maya. The Importance of one ‘Minor Process of Word-Formation’. English Studies, Sofia 1981, pp. 211–23.

Spencer, A. Morphological Theory. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991.

Stambolieva, Maria, Lecture notes for the ENGB611 course.

Stambolieva, Maria. Building Up Aspect. Peter Lang Publishers. Oxford et al., 2008.

Молхова, Ж. Наблюдения върху семантичната структура на глагола в английския и българския език. Сп. Съпоставително езикознание, кн. 1, София 1979.

Стаменов, Хр. Бележки върху рефлексивността в българския и английския език. Бюлетин за съпоставително изследване на българския език с други езици, кн. 4–5, София 1977.

Средства за оценяване:

Three tests - one after each part. The final evaluation presents an average of the three tests and the result of the final test on the overall material.