Credit units: 3
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
General Lexicology is one of the basic courses of theoretical linguistics. This course addresses fundamental issues of general lexicology and lexicography. It provides understanding of the lexis as a systemic whole, its development, latest theories about the processes. The course focuses on the basic unit of the language word (lexeme), its structure, meaning, etymology, variants. The word is viewed in three aspects: structural, semantic and functional. There is thorough treatment of word-formation, its historical development, semantic and morphological aspects. Much attention is paid to phraseology. Lexicographical issues cover entries, dictionary types and size, explanations, translation, computer dictionaries, databases. The course will also dwell upon aspects of stylistics from the lexicological point of view. Examples are drawn from a wide variety of languages.
Prerequisite(s): LING 111 and LING 112.
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