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Lexicology II - Lexical Semantics

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1. An outline of lexical semantics, basic concepts and approaches, history of lexical semantics2. Componential analysis3. Prototype theory (cognitive approach)4. Lexical field theory, frame semantics5. Relational approach to sense relations6. Polysemy, homonymy, vagueness; lexical and semantic relations7. Synonymy8. Antonymy9. Paradigmatic relations: hyponymy, hyperonymy, taxonymy10. Part-whole relationships (meronymy)11. Semantics of word-classes



To provide an introduction to lexical semantics, its development, basic concepts, the structure of lexical items and the lexicon, paradigmatic and syntagmatic relations between lexical items and different approaches to the description of their meaning.

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