Course: Lexicology I

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Course title Lexicology I
Course code KAJ/LEX1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Emmer Jaroslav, Mgr.
Course content
1. Introduction to Lexicology 2.-3. Derivation 4.-5. Conversion 6.-7. Compounding 8.-9. Minor processes: Abbreviation, Blending, Coinage, etc. 10.-12. Phraseology 13. Lexicalization and Institutionalization

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course Lexicology I introduces students to the basics of Lexicology. First it defines the essential terms, such as word, morpheme, lexeme, etc., and then outlines relations with other linguistic disciplines (phonology, morphology, syntax, etc.) - this understanding is important for further studies of the topics of lexicology. Then a lot of attention is paid to the first key area of Lexicology - word formation. The major word-formation processes (derivation, compounding, conversion) are discussed in more detail, followed by the minor processes (abbreviation, blending, coinage, etc.) The next topic is a brief introduction to Phraseology and its most important principles, which are important in the context of language acquisition and English language teaching in general. The course concludes with a basic overview of the processes of lexicalization and institutionalization. Lecture presentations and seminar handouts will be sent to students via email from STAG in advance so that they can prepare them for the lessons. Additional materials will be distributed either during the lessons, via email or they will be made available on Moodle.
A practical knowledge of the lexical system of English.
Prerequisites
Předmět KAJ/USJ Introduction to English Linguistics AnglickMMinimum entry level of English: Upper - intermediate

Assessment methods and criteria
Test, Seminar work

Consultations and examinations are held in English. Attendance (minimum 70%) and active participation in seminars. Seminar paper - analysis of word-formation processes. Final test with a result of at least 70%.
Recommended literature
  • Bauer, L.:. English Word Formation. Cambridge University Press, 1983.
  • Bauer, L.:. Huddleston, R.: 'Lexical Word-Formation'. In Huddleston, R., Pullum G. K. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, 2002.
  • Bauer, L.; Lieber, R.; Plag, I.:. The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology. Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Harley, H.:. English Words. A Linguistic Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
  • Lieber, R.:. Introducing Morphology. Cambridge University Press, 2015 (2nd edition).
  • Lipka, L.:. English Lexicology. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2002.
  • Plag, I.:. Word-Formation in English. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Quirk, R. et al.:. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. Longman, 1985. (Appendix I: Word-formation.).
  • Štekauer, P., Lieber R. (editors):. Handbook of Word-Formation. Springer, 2005.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter