Universität Konstanz 
 Fachbereich Sprachwissenschaft     

frans plank

regularly taught

• Structure & History of English (SHE) I, II
• Morphology I, II
• Typology
• Historical Linguistics
• Linguistic Analysis of Verbal Art
• Historical-Comparative Morphology and Syntax of Germanic

lecture notes


 SoSe 2016 

Linguistic Analysis of Verbal Art


Course description
Topics and reading
"I like Ike"

"veni vidi vici"
Cockney Rhyming Slang
"Guinness is good for you"



SHE II, History
(with Janet Grijzenhout)


Reading matters
1. The plot
2. Introduction
3. OE, phonem inventory
4. OE, inflection

5. Early Germanic > Old English
5a. M. Parkvall: Europäische Sprachen
6. Old English > Modern English


 WS 2015/2016 

Morphology I


0. Programme
1. Orientation
2. Morphological Analysis
2a. Mehr Kekchi
2aa. Mehr Kekchi – Lösung
2b. Himbeer Morpheme
3. Types of exponents


4. Allomorphy
5. Morphology – Phonology
6. Internal structure of words
7. External & internal boundaries
8. Paradigm structure
9. Morphological Typology


WS 2014/2015

Historical Linguistics


Course description
Reading matters





Course description
Themes in Typology (Basic reading list)
Große und kleine Fragen in der Sprachwissenschaft
Progress in Typology


SoSe 2014

Introduction to English Syntax


Course description
Basic reading
Word class reading
Syntax basics


WS 2011/2012

SHE I, Structure
(with Janet Grijzenhout)
Part B: English morphology and syntax (Plank)


0. Programme
1. Overview
2. Allomorphy
3. Words


4. Form-parts and meaning-parts
5. Constituency
6. Classes and relations


WS 2007/2008

Morphology II


0. Programme
1. Direction of derivation
2. Polysemy
3. ONE lexical item
4. Questionnaire (ALIVE–DEAD-DIE-KILL)



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