Singapore University of Social Sciences


Morphology (ELG365)

Applications Open: 01 April 2022

Applications Close: 31 May 2022

Next Available Intake: July 2022

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1378 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


Morphology is the study of how words are formed from smaller units called morphemes. In this course, students acquire the skill to describe morphological systems. The course also looks at the formation of new words and the ways in which words have changed over time. In addition, it discusses the form and function of open and closed word classes.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • SU1-Chapter 1; SU2-Chapter 7
  • SU2-Chapter 5 (Morphemes and affixes)
  • SU2-Chapter 5 (Tree diagrams, Ambiguity, Paraphrase)
  • SU1-Chapters 2-3
  • SU2-Chapter 6
  • SU2-Chapter 4

Learning Outcome

  • Analyse various elements of meaning in words of English and other languages
  • Construct an analysis of the different elements involved in the systematic organization of English words and sentences
  • Examine more specialized topics in English morphology
  • Formulate conclusions about the reasons why the lexicon of English takes its current form through an overview of the history of English
  • Illustrate a holistic understanding of the organization of the lexicon of English
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the field to language-related areas (e.g., applied linguistics, English teaching, second language acquisition, lexicography)
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