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Books Атрушина Г. Б., Афанасьева О. В., Морозова Н. Н. Лексикология английского языка: Учеб. пособие для студентов. — М.: Дрофа, 1999. (http://www.twirpx.com/file/15743/ ) Зыкова И.В. Практический курс английской лексикологии. М., 2008. Арнольд И. В. Лексикология современного английского языка — М.: Высш. шк., 1986. R. S. Ginzburg , S. S. Khidekel, G. Y. Knyazeva, A. A. Sankin. A course in modern English lexicology.— М.: Высш. школа, 1979. Сунцова Н. Л., Такумбетова Л. М. Лексикология английского языка. – Уфа: Восточ. ун-т, 2006. Елисеева В.В. Лексикология английского языка (учебник). - СПб: СПбГУ, 2003.

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Lexicology (Gr.: lexis ‘word’ + logos ‘learning’) is one of the branches of linguistics dealing with different properties of words and the vocabulary of a language

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The basic definition of the word The word is the basic unit of the lexical system of a language resulting from the association of a particular meaning with a particular group of sounds capable of a particular grammatical employment. All the words of a language make up its vocabulary or lexicon.

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Branches of Lexicology Etymology Word-formation E.g. lingu – root (“tongue, language”); ist – noun suffix; ic – adjectival suffix Semantics: silly (OE ‘happy’); nice (OE ‘foolish’) Phraseology: not for the world; to carry coal to New Castle; a piece of cake Lexicography: English (500,000); German (185,000); French (100,000).

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Types of Lexicology

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Two approaches to language study Ferdinand de Saussure (1857 - 1913) synchronic (Gr. syn ‘together, with’ + chronos ‘time’) diachronic (Gr. dia ‘through’ + chronos ‘time’)

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Links of lexicology with other branches of linguistics Phonetics Grammar History of a language Stylistics Sociolinguistics