Lexicology E-Book

 Lecture I. Introduction.

The subject matter and object of lexicology

Lecture II. General characteristics of English vocabulary

Key features of English vocabulary

Stylistic characteristics of  English vocabulary

Changes in English vocabulary

The etymology of English words

Lecture III. The problems of a word meaning. Semantic characteristics of the English vocabulary

Definition of meaning

The structure of meaning, types of meaning

Polysemy

Changes of meaning

Homonymy

Synonymy, antonymy

Lecture IV. Morphological characteristics of English words. Word-building.

Morphological structure of the English word. Types of morphemes

Structural types of English words

Word-building

Lecture V. Word combinations. Phraseology.

Free and bound (phraseological) word combinations

Classifications of phraseological units

Origin of set expressions

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