FF:Vj3 Lexicology of Vietnamese - Course Information
Vj3 Lexicology of Vietnamese languageFaculty of Arts
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michal Schwarz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ondřej Srba, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Ondřej Srba, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Vietnamese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
- Tue 12:00–13:40 G31
- previous study of Vu1 Linguistical terminology for Vietnamese Studies
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Vietnamese Studies (programme FF, B-VIE_) (3)
- Course objectives
- The course goal is to understand lexicology as a field of study and to use its terminology in analysis of Vietnamese language; practical aspect of the course comprise training analysis of basic types and structure of words in Vietnamese language including informations about their origin. The course Lexicology of Vietnamese language is a fundamental theoretical profile core course of the study programme Vietnamese Studies. Content of this course and acquired knowledge will be also a part of the Final State Examination.
- Learning outcomes
- 1) At the end of this course the student will be able:
- to identify the types of Vietnamese words.
- to explain the structure of Vietnamese words;
2) At the end of the course, students will
- have basic theoretical knowledge of general lexicology and lexicography;
- know theory of syllable, morpheme and word in Vietnamese;
- know etymology of common part of the lexicon;
- know basic idiomatic expressions and their possible origin;
- orientate themselves in traditional and modern dictionaries.
- 1. General introduction into lexicology (basic concepts)
- 2. Classification of Vietnamese and its general characteristics from the point of view of lexicology
- 3. Tiếng – relation of a syllable, morpheme and word
- 4. Word composition and word creation
- 5. Lexical and syntactical description of language – a question of word classes
- 6. Etymology and taking over foreign lexical units – from Chinese, Austronese languages, French etc.
- 7. Phraseology, thành ngữ (chéngyǔ) – their origin in Chinese, literary texts and folk tradition
- 8. Lexicography – traditional Vietnamese vocabularies and encyclopaedia
- 9. Lexicography – pre-modern European vocabularies of Vietnamese
- 10. Lexicography – modern Vietnamese dictionaries
- 11. Lexicography – descriptions and dictionaries of minority languages of Vietnam
- recommended literature
- Thompson, Laurence C. 1985. A Vietnamese Reference Grammar. Honolulu: University of Hawaii.
- not specified
- VÕ, Thị Minh Hà. Từ vựng học tiếng Việt. Edited by Thiện Giáp Nguyễn. Hà Nội: Nhà xuất bản giáo dục Việt Nam, 2016. 243 stran. ISBN 9786040089557. info
- Emeneau, M. B. 1951. Studies in Vietnamese (Annamese) grammar. University of California publications in linguistics (Vol. 8). Berkeley: University of California Press.
- Maspéro, Henri. 1912. Études sur la phonétique historique de la langue annamite. In: Bulletin de l'École française d'Extrême-Orient Vol. 12, No. 1 (1912), pp. 1-127.
- Trương Văn Chinh. 1970. Structure de la langue vietnamienne. Paris: Imprimerie Nationale.
- Teaching methods
- lectures and practical exercises with analyses
- Assessment methods
- Written brief tests at the beginning of every lecture - 50 % of correct answers from all brief tests (including tests from missed classes) is needed to pass for final written examination. Then at least 80 % of correct answers from final written examination is needed to pass the course. Note: also at least 75% of correct answers from all brief tests is enough (= with no required level of results from final written examination) to pass the course.
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further Comments
- Study Materials
The course is taught annually.