Lexicology (English Philology)

Type: Normative

Department: english philology




SemesterAmount of hoursLecturerGroup(s)
420Associate Professor Uliana PotiatynykIna21, Ina22, Ina23, Ina24, Ina25, Ina26


SemesterAmount of hoursGroupTeacher(s)
412Ina21Associate Professor Uliana Potiatynyk
Ina22Associate Professor Natalia Cherkas
Ina23Associate Professor Yuri Zavhorodniev
Ina24Mariya Fedyna
Ina25Associate Professor Iryna Dilay
Ina26Associate Professor Tetiana Orshynska

Course description

This course is an introduction to lexicology, which is a study of words. In the course of the semester, we’ll look at the structure of words, i.e. their morphology, types of word formation, the origins of the English vocabulary and the influences on the structure and meaning of English words from Latin, Greek, French, Scandinavian and other languages. We will also consider issues of  lexical semantics: sense relations (synonymy, antonymy, kind-of relation, part-of relation), polysemy vs.homonymy, and change of meaning. At the seminars – which will alternate with lectures on a weekly basis – our focus will be on practical tasks, which will help students apply theory to language material.

Recommended Literature

Antrushyna H.B. English Lexicology. – Moscow, 2000.
Brinton Laurel J. The Structure of Modern English: A Linguistic Introduction. – John Benjamins Publishing Co., 2000.
Cruse A. Meaning in Language. An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics. OUP, 2000.
Crystal D. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. – Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Halliday M.A.K., Yallop C. Lexicology: A Short Introduction. – Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007.
Jackson H., Zé Amvela E. Words, Meaning and Vocabulary: an Introduction to Modern English Lexicology. – Continuum International Publishing Group, 2007.
McCarthy M., O.Dell. English Vocabulary in Use. – Cambridge, 2003.
The Oxford Companion to the English Language (ed. by T.McArthur). – Oxford University Press, 1992.
Potiatynyk U. All About Words: An Introduction to Modern English Lexicology 1. Lviv: ПАІС, 2014.
Rayevska O.M. English Lexicology. – K.: Вища школа, 1979.
Sukhorolska S.M., Fedorenko O.I. Methods of Linguistic Analysis. – Lviv: Lviv Ivan Franko National University Publishing Center, 2006.
Мостовий М. І. Лексикологія англійської мови : [підруч. для ін-тів і фак. інозем. мов] . – Харків : Основа, 1993 .


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