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									                  I. Основы теории изучаемого языка. Лексикология.

          II. Основы теории изучаемого языка. Теоретическая грамматика
                         Основы теории изучаемого языка.


                        Introduction to Modern English Lexicology

•   Galina Anatolievna Vasiltsova, Translator/University Lecturer/ Instructor
•   Institute of International Education and Communications
•   e-mail:
•   Web-site:
•   ICQ#: 400-445-595

                                  COURSE INFORMATION
•   Goals
•   Duration/hours
•   Teacher’s requirements
•   Assessment
•   Texts
•   Websites
•   Other materials
•   Assignments
•   Course structure

•   To study the problems of the up-to-date vocabulary study of the English language and
    learn modern applying techniques to analyze language units.

•   Grand total: 72 h.
•   28 h. lectures, 8 seminars, 36 hours of independent work.

                                   Teacher’s requirements

•   Regular attendance and timely performance of assignments are expected.

•   Final assessment is carried out in a form of pass/fail test, which includes answering
    questions orally and a written final test, performed prior.

Required Texts:
• Антрушина Г. Б. и др. Лексикология английского языка. М., 1999
Recommended Texts
• Аракин В.Д. Очерки по истории английского языка. М., 1955г
• Арнольд И.В. Лексикология английского языка. М., 1973
• D.Crystal. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
• an extensive list of homonyms online etymology dictionary
• historical information and explanation about the idioms
• the internalational dictionary of neologisms
• devoted to the origins of words and phrases( etymology)
• the site devoted to neologisms, includes sources and
• the Web's most authoritative
    language resource

                                     Other materials
• You are required to have handouts (including lecture plans, support materials and
  assignments for seminars) for each lesson. The handouts are available in the
  downloadable electronic form (.pdf, .doc) and/or in the printed version as a booklet.
• Out-of-class language analysis problems, class observations, work with textbooks and
  exercises will be assigned on a regular basis.
• Self-study texts and assignments (with or without keys) can be found in the booklet and
  on in the downloadable form.
• There will be assignment for each topic, which you are supposed to perform on a timely

                                        Course structure
Lecture I. Introduction.
   – The object of lexicology
   – Problems of the study of words
   – How to study words and their properties.
Lecture II. The system of English vocabulary
• 2.1 General characteristics of English vocabulary
• 2.2 Stylistic characteristics of the English language
• 2.3 Changes in English vocabulary
• 2.4 The etymology of English words
Lecture III. The problems of a word meaning. Semantic characteristics of the English
• 3.1 Definition of meaning
• 3.2 The structure of meaning, types of meaning
• 3.3 Polysemy
• 3.4 Changes of meaning
• 3.5 Homonymy
• 3.6 Synonymy, antonymy
Lecture IV. Morphological characteristics of English words. Word-building.
• 4.1 Morphological structure of the English word. Types of morphemes
• 4.2 Structural types of English words
• 4.3 Word building

Lecture V. Word combinations. Phraseology.
• 5.1 Free and bound (phraseological) word combinations
• 5.2 Classifications of phraseological units
• 5.3 Origin of set expressions

Lecture VI. National variants of the English language. American English.

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