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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Lexicology I - Word Formation - AAA500103
Title: Lexikologie I - slovotvorba
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2018
Semester: winter
Points: 2
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / 15 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mgr. Kateřina Vašků, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): Mgr. Kateřina Vašků, Ph.D.
Class: Exchange - 09.1 Modern EC Languages
Exchange - 09.3 Linguistics
P//Is pre-requisite for: AAA5PP103
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Zuzana Freitas Lopesová (06.11.2017)
An introduction to theoretical and practical description of the English lexicon: The first part of English lexicology, word-formation, provides a survey of the word-formation means employed in the lexicon, its innovation and dynamics.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: MOJZK4AF (27.10.2019)

All credit requirements must be met by the end of the examination period of the academic year in which the student enrolled the course.

Literature -
Last update: MOJZK4AF (08.01.2019)

Essential literature
Plag, I., Word-Formation in English, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018
Bauer, L., Huddleston, R., Lexical word-formation. (pp. 1621-1721) In: Huddleston, R., Pullum, G.K., The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Quirk et al., A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, Longman, 1985. - Appendix I: Word-formation.

Supplementary literature

Adams, V., Complex Words in English, Longman-Pearson, 2001.
Arnold, I.V., The English Word, Moscow, 1986.
Bauer L., R. Lieber, I. Plag, The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Bauer L., English Word-formation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
Bauer, L., A Glossary of Morphology, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2004.
Lieber, R., Introducing Morphology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Lipka, L, English Lexicology, Gunter Narr, 2002 (An Outline of English Lexicology, 1990).
Marchand, H., The Categories and Types of Present-Day English Word-Formation, Beck, München, 1969.
Štekauer, P., R. Lieber (eds) Handbook of Word-Formation, Springer, 2005.


Teaching methods -
Last update: BRUHOVA/PEDF.CUNI.CZ (03.10.2010)


Syllabus -
Last update: MOJZK4AF (08.01.2019)

1. Introduction - defining lexicology, word-formation, basic concepts.
2. Derivation - prefixation
3. Suffixation
4. Confixation (the use of combining forms)
5. Compounding
6. Form reduction (clipping, abbreviation)
7. Form reduction (acronymy, blending, backformation)
8. Conversion
9. Productivity, lexicalization
10. Semantic shift
11. Borrowing. Minor word-formation processes
12. Multi-word units

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