AJL12103 Introduction to Morphology and Lexicology

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2025
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Naděžda Kudrnáčová, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Naděžda Kudrnáčová, CSc.
Department of English and American Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies – Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
AJ01002 Practical English II || AJL01002 Practical English II
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Objectives of the course: This course is designed for BA students. It offers a comprehensive treatment of morphology and lexicology for students who have little knowledge of morphology and lexicology. The course provides students with a solid understanding of key concepts in these two branches of linguistic analysis. The course also aims to encourage an active approach on the part of students toward the subject matter. The course will enable students to proceed to more specialized aspects of lexical and morphological analysis. The course is taught in English.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to: - read and understand literature in the field - discuss the internal structure of words, their meanings and relations holding between them - identify and explain concepts which are central to the study of morphemes and lexemes - write an essay on morphological and lexicological topics
  • Topics that will be covered include: -lexicology as a level of language analysis -the structure of English vocabulary -historical development of English vocabulary -characteristics of modern English vocabulary -the notion of word -word meaning -multiword lexemes -types of morphemes -inflectional morphology -derivational morphology -word formation -meaning relations -collocations -national vocabularies -regional vocabularies
    required literature
  • JACKSON, Howard and Etienne ZÉ AMVELA. Words, meaning and vocabulary : an introduction to modern English lexicology. 2nd ed. New York: Continuum, 2007, xii, 248. ISBN 9780826490186. info
  • STOCKWELL, Robert P. and Donka MINKOVA. English words : history and structure. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, xi, 208. ISBN 0521790123. info
    recommended literature
  • P. H. Matthews: Morphology. (2nd edition) Cambridge University Press 1991.
  • An outline of English lexicologylexical structure, word semantics, and word-formation. Edited by Leonhard Lipka. 2nd ed. Tübingen [Germany]: Max Niemeyer, 1992, xi, 212 p. ISBN 9783111403168. info
  • BAUER, Laurie. English Word-formation. Cambridge: University Press, 1991, 311 s. ISBN 0-521-28492-9. info
  • CRUSE, D. A. Lexical Semantics. Cambridge: University Press, 1991, 310 s. ISBN 0-521-27643-8. info
Teaching methods
One 1.5 hour seminar per week.
Assessment methods
Seminar attendance is compulsory. Assessment: a written test at the end of the course.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is taught: every week.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
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