Lexicology II - Lexical Semantics - AAA500114
Title: Lexikologie II - lexikální sémantika
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2020
Semester: summer
Points: 2
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / 15 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information: https://dl1.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=426
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
Is pre-requisite for: AAA5PP114, AAA5ZK114
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Annotation -
To provide an introduction to lexical semantics, its development, basic concepts, the structure of lexical items and the
lexicon, paradigmatic and syntagmatic relations between lexical items and different approaches to the description of their
Last update: UAAMALAM (27.01.2009)
Course completion requirements -

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

Credit requirements include attendance, course work (1 research task and 1 theoretical presentation presented in the seminar, final test).

Last update: Vašků Kateřina, Mgr., Ph.D. (19.02.2022)
Literature -

Essential literature:
Murphy, M.L., Lexical meaning, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Cruse, A., Meaning in Language, Oxford UP, 2000, 2004 (2nd ed.)

Supplementary literature:
Aitchison, J., Words in the Mind. An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon, Blackwell, 1994
Arnold, I.V., The English Word, Moscow, 1986
Cowie, A.P.(ed.) Phraseology, Oxford UP, 1998, 2001
Cruse, A., Lexical Semantics, Cambridge UP 1986
Hoey, M., Patterns of Lexis in Text, OUP, 1991
Hoey, M., Lexical Priming, Routledge, 2005
Jones, S., Antonymy: A Corpus-based Perspective, Routledge, 2002
Kearns, K., Lexical Semantics, The Handbook of English Linguistics, 2006.
Leech, G., Semantics, Penguin, 1981
Lehrer, A., Semantic Fields and Lexical Structures, North-Holland, 1974
Lipka, L., English Lexicology, Narr, (3rd ed. of An Outline), 2002
Löbner, Sebastian. Understanding semantics. Routledge, 2013.
Murphy, M. L,. Semantic relations and the lexicon, Cambridge UP, 2003
Nida, E.A. Componential Analysis of Meaning, The Hague, Mouton, 1975
Palmer, F.R., Semantics, 2nd ed., Cambridge UP 1981
Sinclair, J., Corpus, concordance, collocation, Oxford UP, 1991
Stubbs, M., Words and Phrases. Corpus Studies of Lexical Semantics, Blackwell, 2002
Valenzuela, J., Meaning in English: An Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

Last update: Mudrová Andrea, Bc. et Bc. (24.10.2019)
Teaching methods -


Last update: UAAMALAM (27.01.2009)
Syllabus -

1. An outline of lexical semantics, basic concepts and approaches, history of lexical semantics
2. Componential analysis
3. Prototype theory (cognitive approach)
4. Lexical field theory, frame semantics
5. Relational approach to sense relations
6. Polysemy, homonymy, vagueness; lexical and semantic relations
7. Synonymy
8. Antonymy
9. Paradigmatic relations: hyponymy, hyperonymy, taxonymy
10. Part-whole relationships (meronymy)
11. Semantics of word-classes

Last update: Vašků Kateřina, Mgr., Ph.D. (14.02.2020)