PJA301 Lexicology and Semantics

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Katarzyna Alicja Barna Krawczyk, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Katarzyna Alicja Barna Krawczyk, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 9:00–10:40 D51
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PJA206 Morphology of Polish II
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course acquaints students with basic problems of lexicology, lexicography and semantics, and namely including the content, history and future of these disciplines. In the branch of lexicology an emphasis is laid on the structure of Polish vocabulary and basic lexical relations among lexems. In the part of lexicography an attention is paid above all to the problematics of formation of dictionnary works (dictionnary entries) and to the overview of the most important dictionnary works of Polish. In the semantic part the students are acquainted with basic notions of sense in the linguistics and language philosophy, sorts of senses and basic semantic relations. The overview of phraseological problematics makes also a part of explanation. The explanation is completed by practical exercises. At the end of the course the students should be able to know terminology of lexicology and semantics, to understand theoretical base of both disciplines and to be able to explain and use them in practice.
  • Lexicology and semantics
  • I. Subject of lexicology and basic problems of this discipline
  • II. Word as language unit
  • III. Lexical semantics
  • IV. Polish phraseology
  • V. Polish vocabulary
  • VI. Problems of historical lexicology
  • VII. Polish lexicography
  • GRZEGORCZYKOWA, Renata. Wprowadzenie do semantyki językoznawczej. Wyd. 3., popr. i rozs. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2001. 182 s. ISBN 830113335X. info
  • KANIA, Stanisław and Jan TOKARSKI. Zarys leksykologii i leksykografii polskiej. Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne, 1984. ISBN 83-02-02354-X. info
  • NAGÓRKO, Alicja. Zarys gramatyki polskiej (ze słowotwórstwem). Wyd. 4. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2000. 317 s. ISBN 830112721X. info
  • LOTKO, Edvard. Synchronní konfrontace češtiny a polštiny : soubor statí. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Vydavatelství Univerzity Palackého, 1997. 152 s. ISBN 8070677392. info
  • ŻMIGRODZKI, Piotr. Wprowadzenie do leksykografii polskiej. Wyd. 1. Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego, 2003. 269 s. ISBN 8322612672. info
  • PIOTROWSKI, Tadeusz. Zrozumieć leksykografię. Wyd. 1. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2001. 244 s. ISBN 8301136936. info
  • BĄBA, Stanisław and Jarosław LIBEREK. Słownik frazeologiczny współczesnej polszczyzny. Wyd. 1. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2002. 1096 s. ISBN 8301136979. info
  • Nowy słownik poprawnej polszczyzny PWN. Edited by Andrzej Markowski. Wyd. 2. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2002. xxxix, 178. ISBN 8301136804. info
Teaching methods
Lectures (practically exemplified theoretical information), class discussion, practical exercises, reading of recommended literature, homeworks.
Assessment methods
Active participation, semester paper - according to the choice from the table of recommended themes, oral exam (theory of lexicology and semantics).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Faculty of Arts as Centre of Excellence in Education: Complex Innovation of Study Programmes and Fields at FF MU with Regard to the Requirements of the Knowledge Economy“ – Reg. No. CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0228, which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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