Course: Lexicology

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Course title Lexicology
Course code KAJ/WLEX
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 7
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)
  • Obenausová Světlana, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
In the first lesson students are familiarized with basic terminology and are shown how to work with the electronic study material in the LMS Unifor. The rest of the course is based on self-study with the tutor's support through e-learning. The electronic material contains PowerPoint presentations, documents for downloading, links to relevant websites for those who want to learn more on the matter, interactive exercises, written assignments, tests, and further reading. 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. Theoretical principles investigated in the materials are then applied to practice. 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.

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 on-line. 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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