English Lexicology
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Leksikoloogia, etümoloogia, fraseoloogia
Course title in English
English Lexicology
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Systematic philological overview of the English lexicon. The ability to analyse morphological, etymological, semantic and phraseological characteristics of the lexicon and word formation processes.
Brief description of the course
Lexicology as a branch of linguistics. Morphological structure of words and word formation processes. The origin of English vocabulary, the process of borrowing and creating new English words. Homonymy, synonymy, antonomy. Phraseology and idiomatic expressions. Proverbs and sayings. Varieties of English words. Lexicology and lexicography. Words in dictionaries.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- has skills to analyse English vocabulary morphologically, etymologically, derivationally and phraseologically as well as to see it as a systemic entity.
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