SJ1A033 Topics on Spanish Linguistics I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/4. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Ivo Buzek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Ivo Buzek, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures – Faculty of Arts
Tue 16:00–17:40 G23, except Tue 14. 11.
Prerequisites (in Czech)
SJ1A032 Spanish Linguistics II && SJ1A002 Practical Spanish 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 aim of the course is to make students acquainted with the backgrounds of lexicology and semantics. Students should be able to define and explain basic terms of semantics and lexicology and the relation of semantics and lexicology to other linguistic disciplines.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course students will be able to carry out basic lexicological and semantic analyses of Spanish word units. They will learn where study of formal and semantic structures of word units stand in the context of other linguistic disciplines.
  • 1. Word: a concept
  • 2. Word-formation in Spanish language. Internal structure. External structure
  • 3. General concept of meaning. Variation and change in Spanish lexicon
  • 4. Models for lexicon studies. Structuralist model. Generative model
  • 5. Dictionaries: applied lexicology and semantics
  • Giménez Martín, Ma. C. (1994): Cuadernos de ejercicios gramaticales 4 Léxico-semántico, EDUNSA, Barcelona
  • De Miguel, E. (ed.) (2009): Panorama de la lexicología. Barcelona, Ariel.
  • Otaola Olano, C. (2004): Lexicología y semántica léxica. teoría y aplicación a la lengua española. Madrid, Ediciones Académicas.
  • Coseriu, E. (1991): Principios de semántica estructural, Gredos, Madrid
  • Lyons, J. (1997): Semántica linguística, Paidós, Barcelona
Teaching methods
Lecture: exposition and definitions of basic terms of lexicology and semantics and their exemplification on Spanish texts. Seminar: application of theoretical knowledge on authentic texts (lexicological and semantic analysis of Spanish word units).
Assessment methods
Written exam, hometasks (reading).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2024.
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