Course Title : English Lexicology
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ELL 214-1 B 4 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description The academic content of the course focuses on not only in theoretical terms, but also through systematic illustrations of exercises for each topic, making it possible to come out better possibilities of using various lexical layers, respectively words with many meanings, synonyms, conversational and the lexical of books, phraseological units, etc. Technical and practical skills obtained through this course include a systematic description of English language word related matters and their origins, formation, semantic structure, and the classification of vocabulary belong to various groupings, and also the replenishment of English vocabulary. The most important intellectual skills developed the course are fundamental lexicological and lexicographic problems, meta-language and lexicological phenomena.
Objectives The main methodologies through which students will benefit include equiping students with lexicon-phraseological knowledge of Language, and help in their training for proper use of lexical tools of expression . To enable the student training to elaborate all the basic concepts of lexicological study. To enable the student training to analyze key issues related to the theory of speech, as well as notions of basic categories of lexicology, as the diversities of the meanings of words, homonyms, synonyms, antonyms.
Course Outline
1Language, Linguistics and Lexicology, Aims and Significance of the Course
2What is a Word? Word, lexical Item, Vocabulary, Sound and Meaning
3The Development of the English Vocabulary
4Morphological Structure
5Word-Formation I: The Major Processes
6Word-Formation II: The Minor Processes
7Changes in Meaning
8Mid-term exam
9Conventionality and Motivation, Onomatopoeic motivation, Morphological motivation, Semantic motivation
10Logical motivation, Motivation and Culture
11Types of Word Meaning; Grammatical, Lexical, Conceptual, Associative
12Sense Relations; Hyponymy, Synonymy, Antonymy, Homonymy
13Sense Relations; Hyponymy, Synonymy, Antonymy, Homonymy
14American English
15Revision and preparation for the final
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1The meaning and the use of phraseological units.
2Recognition and the difference of the diversity of the meanings of words. The meaning of synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, etc.
3To understand functions of Morphemes in English Language
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade40
Contribution of final examination to overall grade60
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 000
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11010
Other 11515
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5

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