Course code Valo4048
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
4 6 64 32 32 96
E-courses Valo4048: Modern Standard Latvian Morphology
Course annotation The course deals with the grammatical structure of Latvian, with its elements and peculiarities. Various grammatical categories, their functions and means of expression in Latvian are discussed. Word-classes are analysed. The word-classes are analysed as lexical, grammatical and syntactic parts of language. The theory of morphemics and word-building is incorporated in the course as well. Thus the course of morphology provides the students with rich theoretical background and consolidates their knowledge of Latvian grammar.

Results On successful completion of the course the students:
1) have gained knowlegde of the morphological system of Latvian – morphemic structure, word-formation and inflections;
2) are able to define the parts of speech and identify their borderline cases, the declinations of nouns and the conjugations of verbs;
3) have masterd semantics and syntactic functions of the parts of speech.

Course plan 1.Introduction into morphology. Morphemics. 6 (3L+3S)
2.Basic notions of word-formation. Word-formation system in Latvian. 6 (3L+3S)
3.Basic notions of inflection. 2 (S)
4.Parts of speech. Nouns, their grammatical categories. 6 (2L+4S)
5.Adjectives, their grammatical categories. 4 (2L+2S)
6.Numerals, their grammatical categories. 4 (2L+2S)
7.Pronouns, their grammatical categories. 4 (2L+2S)
8.General description of verbs. Verb conjugation. 4 (2L+2S)
9.Tense and aspect. 4 (2L+2S)
10.Mood and person. 4 (2L+2S)
11.Voice, reflexive verbs and transitivity. 4 (2L+2S)
12.Participles. 4 (2L+2S)
13.Adverbs. 4 (L)
14.Auxiliary words – prepositions, conjunctions, particles. 4 (2L+2S)
15.Interjections. The homonymy of the parts of speech. 4 (2L+2S)

Requirements for obtaining credit points 1.Student has to pass three test works successfully (10 point system). Every test work contains 20% of total evaluation (i.e. 60% together). All three test works form one average mark.
2.At the end of course – passing an exam successfully (in written form; 10 point system). Exam contains 40% of total evaluation.
3.Complete evaluation contains average mark of the test works and exam (60% + 40%).
4. Attending of lectures and seminars is obligatory.


Study programmes Baltic Philology