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.