Toros University

ENGLISH TRANSLATION PROGRAM

COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE INFORMATION
Year 2019-2020           
Semester Fall
Course Code MTB 103
Course Title Lexicology
Instructor Asst.Prof.Dr. Gülsüm Atasoy Kolbaşı

 

Objective of the course: The aim of this course is to introduce students to the technical study of words in several areas: phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics..

DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT/READING
18/19.09.2019 Introduction: Aims and scope  
25/26.10.2019 What is a Word? Harley, 1-20
02/03.10.2019 Sound and Fury: English Phonology Harley, 21-53
09/10.10.2019 Phonological words (Syllable, rhyme, stress, allophones) Harley,54-89
16/17.10.2019 Where do words come from? (Back formation, clipping, affixation, compounding, etc) Harley,90-110
23/24.10.2019 Where do words come from? (Back formation, clipping, affixation, compounding, etc) Harley,90-110
30/31.10.2019 Prefixes and suffixes: English morphology (Affixal syntax and phonology, allomorphy, closed-class and open class morphemes) Harley,111-143
06/07.11.2019 Prefixes and suffixes: English morphology (Affixal syntax and phonology, allomorphy, closed-class and open class morphemes) Harley,111-143
13/14.11.2019 Midterm exam
20/21.11.2019 Morphological Idiosyncrasies (Irregular suffixes, root irregulars, complex suffixal restrictions, productivity, blocking etc.) Harley,144-184
27/28.11.2019 Morphological Idiosyncrasies (Irregular suffixes, root irregulars, complex suffixal restrictions, productivity, blocking etc.) Harley,144-184
04/05.12.2019 Lexical semantics (Function meaning vs content meaning, relationships and argument structures) Harley,185-216
11/12.12.2019 Lexical semantics (Function meaning vs content meaning, relationships and argument structures) Harley,185-216
18/19.12.2019 Review

 

Course Book

Harley, H. (2006). English Words: A Linguistic Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing

Source Books

Amvela, H. J. (2001). Words, Meaning and Vocabulary. London and New York: Continuum.

Lipka, L. (1992). An Outline of English Lexicology. Tübingen: Niemeyer.

Singleton, D. (2000). Language and the Lexicon: An Introduction. Oxford: Arnold Publishers.

Stockwell, R. & Minkova, D. (2001). English Words: History and Structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University

 

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS                            

  • Assignments should be prepared in accordance with the Department’s Assignment, Research Paper and Thesis (A.R.T.) Preparation Guide.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to practice the highest standards of academic honesty. Cheating, plagiarism and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.  
  • Assignments submitted later than the indicated dates are not accepted. Deadlines should strictly be followed.