Course: Lexicology

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Course title Lexicology
Course code KAJ/ELEXI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar + On-line Activities
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
Course content
The main chapters of Lexicology, dealing with topics such as word meaning, word formation, lexical relations, etymological survey, register, etc, are dealt with in the lectures. Lectures and seminars are closely connected; theoretical principles investigated in the lectures are discussed during the seminars via practical examples. Handouts are set as homework for each seminar, so that students have more time to reflect on problems. In the seminars students are also familiarized with all possible types of dictionaries (printed and on CD-ROM as well as on-line) and are shown how to use the British National Corpus website for their benefit.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Demonstration, Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Learning outcomes
Understanding the main issues of Lexicology, such as word meaning, word formation, lexical relations, etymological survey, register, etc. Familiarization with all possible types of dictionaries (printed and on CD-ROM as well as on-line) and the British National Corpus.
Ability to study in English.
Prerequisites
Understanding a lecture and communicating in English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam, Student performance, Analysis of linguistic

Credit requirements 80% active attendance in seminars Meticulous home preparation, including written homework Short tests and quizzes during the course Examination It is a written exam and consists of both theory and practical applications of theoretical rules
Recommended literature
  • Crystal, David. (1995). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Cambridge.
  • Peprník, Jaroslav. (1998). English Lexicology. Olomouc.
  • Štekauer, Pavol (ed.). (2000). Rudiments of English Linguistics.. Prešov.
  • Viney, Brigit. (2003). The History of the English Language. Oxford.


Study plans that include the course
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