UJA303 Lexicology and Lexicography

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Taťána Juříčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Taťána Juříčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Kalina, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Jiří Gazda, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Thu 16:00–17:40 B2.22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course focuses on the basic lexicological, lexicographical and morphological concepts and terms. A word as a lexical unit, lexical fund as a system and relations, the levels of words within it. The students become familiar with various types of dictionaries – one language dictionaries, translational dictionaries, onomasiological, semasiological, specialized in a certain kind of vocabulary – slang, phraseology, etc. The seminar topics are related to the frequency of the particular vocabulary and orthographic, lexical and stylistic variants are also considered. Homonymy is differentiated from polysemy, students learn new vocabulary thanks to the given examples, they learn to work with synonyms, antonyms, and also learn a number of new phrases and colloquial expressions. The emphasis is laid on the individual work with dictionaries and the differences between Ukrainian, Russian and Czech are also considered.
  • 1. Ukrainian lexicography. The types of Ukrainian dictionaries and their characteristics.
  • 2. The characteristic features of Ukrainian on the lexical level.
  • 3. Lexicology as the study of the lexical level of a linguistic system, the basic terminology.
  • 4. Lexical semantics. The elements of lexical meaning, the basic terminology.
  • 5. Homonymy and polysemy – the differentiation of the two categories.
  • 6. Synonyms from the lexical point of view, their types.
  • 7. Antonyms and the lexical negation.
  • 8. Paronymy; the lexical units that are either formally identical or similar, but in terms of meaning or style they are quite different – the comparison between Czech and Ukrainian.
  • 9. Terminology and the literary language.
  • 10. Phraseology and idiomatic expressions.
  • 11. International influences on the Ukrainian lexical fund.
  • 12. Vocabulary as the total of all lexical means; its functions, range and development. The centre and periphery in the lexical fund of Ukrainian-
  • 13. Neology. The developmental tendencies in the contemporary Ukrainian lexical fund.
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  • Pljušč, M.Ja.: Sučasna ukrajinska literaturna mova. Zbirnyk vprav.Kyjiv1995.
  • Ponomariv, O.D.: Sučasna ukrajinska literaturna mova. Kyjiv 1997.
Teaching methods
Lectures, tutorials (presentations), papers based on given topics.
Assessment methods
Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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