English Lexicology 2 (Lecture)

Name of Course

Anglická lexikológia a lexikografia

Code

A-mpAN-045/00

Lecturer

PhDr. Ada Böhmerová, M.A., PhD.

Course Type

Lectures/Seminars

Year

2010/2011

Notes:

From Bibliography the relevant titles apply

 

Course Description

The aim of the course is to familiarize the students with the system of onomatological processes, structures and types in English, their presence in Contemporary English, their word-formative potential, semantic content and dynamic word-formative developments, applying both the onomasiological and semasiological approach, with some comparisons to the lexical situation in Slovak. Included in the course is also a survey of the typology of phraseology in English and its Slovak counterparts.

 

Schedule of English Lexicology 2 Lectures

1. General classification of word-formation; language-inherent and language-adherent word-formative processes; types of word-formative processes in English and their characterization; productive and non-productive word-formative processes; comparisons with the classification of word-formative processes in Slovak

2. Derivation as a word-formative process in English; etymology of affixes; native and borrowed affixes; productive and non-productive affixes; valency of affixes; hybrids; comparisons with Slovak;

3. Class-changing affixes in English; alloforms of affixes; affixoids and radixoids; polysemy, homonymy and synonymy of affixes; semantic classification of affixes; phonetic, phonological, suprasegmental and graphical modifications due to derivation; comparisons with Slovak;

4. Conversion as a word-formative process in English; historical development of conversion; types and contemporary productivity of conversion; partial conversion; semantic consequences of conversion; enantiosemy; comparisons with Slovak;

5. Compounding as a word-formative process in English; theories of compounding; classification of compounds according to their categorial constituents and the resulting word-category; endocentric and exocentric compounds; bahuvrihi and tatpurusha compounds; repetitive compunds, ablaut and rhyme combinations; pseudo-compounds; faded motivation and compounding; comparisons with Slovak;

6. Shortening as a word-formative process in English; historical development of shortening; classification of shortenings - lexical shortenings, abbreviation into initial letters, acronyms, contractions; communicative and stylistic functions of shortenings; comparisons with Slovak;

7. Blending as a word-formative process in English; historical development of blending; classification of blends; neological blends; word-formative potential of blending; communicative impact of blends; blends in Slovak;

8. Back-formation as a word-formative process in English; historical development of back-formation; classification of back-formations; productivity and non-productivity of the particular types;

9. Sound changes, sound imitation and artificial word-formation; symbols used in electronic communication; neological word-formative tendencies; ad-hoc formations; stylistic revaluation;

10. Semantic change as a word-formative process; types of semantic change; semantic change resulting in polysemy, split of polysemy, homonymy,

11. Phraseology and its place in the English linguistic system; origin of phraseologisms; types of phraseologisms; definition of idioms, phrasemes, phraseological collocations, proverbs and sayings; clichés; communicative and stylistic functions of phraseologisms

 

* The above themes, together with the themes for Lexicology 1, also constitute the themes for the State Final Examination.

 

 

English Lexicology 2 (Seminar)

Name of Course

Anglická lexikológia a lexikografia

Code

A-mpAN-045/00

Lecturer

PhDr. Ada Böhmerová, M.A., PhD.

Course Type

Seminar

Year

2010/2011

Notes:

From Bibliography the relevant titles apply

 

Course Requirements and Evaluation

  • Attendance at the seminars, including arriving on time, is required and indispensable for successful completion of the course. Any absence may disqualify a student, unless it is caused by a legitimate reason duly announced to the lecturer, if possible in advance, and compensated for by additional work arranged with the lecturer.

  • Preparation for each seminar and active participation in it is essential. Non-compliance with this may count as absence or result in a lower grade.

  • Any other policies, i.e. academic honesty, the need for mutual communication if the student has any problems concerning course work, preparation of assignments, etc., will be specified at the first seminar.

  • For each seminar the students are required to do all the assignments, i.e. study the assigned theoretical materials, the items assigned from the list of Reading Materials, and do all the exercises and other tasks.

  • There will be a final test, and the students are required to take it at the time scheduled.

  • The evaluation will be based on:

    - Continuous work in the seminars 40 %
    - Final test 60 %

  • Taking into account active attendance and the final test results, the overall grading will be as follows:

    A 90 % and above
    B 83 % and above
    C 76 % and above
    D 69 % and above
    E 60 % and above

 

English Lexicology 1, 2 Bibliography of Recommended Literature

Lecturer PhDr. Ada Böhmerová, PhD.

 

Adams, Valerie (1987): An Introduction to Modern English Word Formation. London, Longman

Adams, Valerie (2001): Complex Words in English. Harlow, Longman

Arnold, I. V. (1966): The English Word. Moskva, Prosveščenije

Bauer, Laurie (1989): English Word-Formation. Cambridge, Cambridge Univ. Press

Bauer, Laurie (2003 [1988]): Introducing Linguistic Morphology (2nd edn). Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press

Bauer, Laurie (2004): A Glossary of Morphology. Edinburgh, Edinburgh Univ. Press

Bloomfield, Leonard (1935 [1933]): Language. London, Allen and Unwin

Böhmerová, Ada (1985): Lexikológia angličtiny. Cvičenia na semináre. Bratislava, Univerzita Komenského

Böhmerová, Ada (1991): Some Notes on the History of Slovak Anglicist Lexicography. In: Sborník prací Filosofické fakulty Brněnské univerzity. Brno Studies in English 19, pp. 36-44

Bradley, Henry (1922 [1904]): The Making of English. London, Macmillan

Crystal, David (1996): The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language, Cambridge University Press

Durkin, Philip (2009):The Oxford Guide to Etymology, Oxford University Press

Kavka, Atanislav, Štekauer, Pavol (2006): Compounds and Compounding. Ostrava, Ostravská Univerzita

Kvetko, Pavol (1996): Anglická frazeológia v teórii a praxi. Bratislava, Univerzita Komenského

Lyons, John (Vol. 1: 1984, Vol. 2: 1985): Semantics. London, Cambridge Univ. Press

Marchand, Hans (1969): The Categories and Types of Present-Day English Word-Formation (2nd edn). Munich, Beck

Plag, Ingo (2003): Word-Formation in English. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

Peprník, Jaroslav (1992): Anglická lexikologie. Olomouc, Univerzita Palackého

Strang, Barbara M. H. (1991 [1970]): A History of English. London and New York, Routledge

Štekauer, Pavol (1996): A Theory of Conversion in English. Frankfurt, Peter Lang

Štekauer, Pavol (1998): An Onomasiological Theory of Word-Formation. Amsterdam/Philadelphia, John Benjamins Publishing Company

Štekauer, Pavol (editor) (2000): Rudiments of English Linguistics. Prešov, Slovacontact

Štekauer, Pavol (2000): English Word-Formation. Tübingen, Narr

Štekauer, Pavol, Lieber, Rochelle (editors) (2005): Handbook of Word-Formation. Dordrecht, Springer

 

Slovak Lexicology Sources for Contrastive Considerations:

Bosák, Ján (editor) (1999): Internacionalizácia v súčasných slovanských jazykoch. Bratislava, Veda

Dolník, Juraj (2003): Lexikológia. Bratislava, Univerzita Komenského

Furdík, Juraj (2004): Slovenská slovotvorba (Teória, opis, cvičenia). Ed. Martin Ološtiak. Prešov, Náuka 2004

Furdík, Juraj (2008): Teória motivácie v lexikálnej zásobe. Ed. Martin Ološtiak. Košice: Vydavateľstvo LG 2008

Horecký, Ján, Buzássyová, Klára, Bosák, Ján a kol. (1989): Dynamika slovnej zásoby súčasnej slovenčiny. Bratislava, Veda

Ondrus, Pavel, Horecký, Ján, Furdík, Juraj (1980): Súčasný slovenský spisovný jazyk. Lexikológia. Bratislava, Slovenské pedagogické nakladateľstvo

 

Bibliography of Lexicology 2 Reading Materials

Lexicology Course 2 of PhDr. Ada Böhmerová, PhD.

1. Pavol Štekauer: Place and Scope of Word-Formation. In: Rudiments of English Linguistics, pp. 93-99

2. Jaroslav Peprník: Odvozování. In: Anglická lexikologie, pp. 8-18

3. Ada Böhmerová: Feminine Markers - First, Last, Last But Not Least, Or Will They at All Last? In: Zborník filozofickej fakulty Univerzity Komenského Philologica, ročník LX, Bratislava 2004; pp. 43-53

4. Arnold: Derivational and Functional Affixes. In: The English Word, pp. 62-84

5. Arnold: Conversion. In: The English Word, pp. 131-144

6. Jaroslav Peprník: Konverze. In: Anglická lexikologie, pp. 39-48

7. Ada Böhmerová: Enantiosemy As a Lexical and Semantic Phenomenon in English. In: Zborník filozofickej fakulty Univerzity Komenského Philologica, ročník XLVI, Bratislava 1997; pp. 11-21

8. I. Arnold: Compound Words. In: The English Word, pp. 85-109

9. Jaroslav Peprník: Skládání. In: Anglická lexikologie, pp. 19-35

10. Rochelle Lieber: English Word-Formation Processes. In: Štekauer, Lieber: Handbook of Word-Formation, pp. 375-427

11. Valerie Adams: Clippings, Acronyms. In: Introduction to Modern English Word-formation, pp. 135-138

12. Jaroslav Peprník: Krácení. In: Anglická lexikologie, pp. 32-35

13. Pavol Štekauer: Word-Formation Processes. In: Rudiments of English Linguistics, pp. 99-112

14. I. Arnold: Minor Types of Lexical Oppositions. In: The English Word, pp. 123-130

15. Jaroslav Peprník: Víceslovná pojmenování. In: Anglická lexikologie, pp. 49-76

16. I. Arnold: Semantic Structure of English Words. In: The English Word, pp. 145-180

17. Jaroslav Peprník: Sémantické tvoření pojmenování. In: Anglická lexikologie, pp. 77-88

18. Jaroslav Peprník: Význam. In: Anglická lexikologie, pp. 89-111

19. Jaroslav Peprník: Vrstvy v lexiku. In: Anglická lexikologie, pp. 112-124; 140-149

20. David Crystal: Lexical Dimensions; The Living Lexicon; The Dying and Dead Lexicon. In: The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language; pp. 170-187

21. Bogdan Szymanek: The Latest Trends in English Word-Formation. In: Štekauer, Lieber: Handbook of Word-Formation, pp. 429-447

22. Mária Šimková: Pohyby v slovenskej lexike. In: Internacionalizácia v súčasných slovanských jazykoch: za a proti. Editor Ján Bosák, Bratislava, Veda, str. 116-136.

23. Pavol Kvetko: Anglická frazeológia v teórii a praxi. UK Bratislava, 1996, pp. 3-71, 101-132