UCJIOPBP09 Italian Lexicology and Lexicography

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Táňa Pavlíková Alešová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Táňa Pavlíková Alešová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Táňa Pavlíková Alešová, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Thu 10:35–11:20 436
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UCJIOPBP09/A: Thu 11:25–12:10 436, T. Pavlíková Alešová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course deals with the main problems of Italian lexicology, semantics and lexicography. The lectures are dedicated to the structure of Italian lexicon, its origin and enrichment (by the means of derivation, composition and foreign borrowings). Italian linguistic material is used in order to illustrate various types of words (synonyms, antonyms, homonyms etc.). A special stress will be put on the importance of research in lexicology for the quality of the lexicographical production (characteristic features of main Italian vocabularies).
Learning outcomes
Student are familiar with the lexicological terminology, they are able to work with monolingual dictionaries, they have a general knowledge of the word formation and the stratification of lexikon within Italian language.
  • 1. Terminologia di base; il lessico e la grammatica 2. La lessicalizzazione e la grammaticalizzazione 3. Livelli e varietà del lessico 4. L’origine e lo sviluppo del lessico italiano; le componenti del lessico italiano 5.-6. Il prestito linguistico 7.-8. La formazione delle parole (suffissazione, prefissazione, composizione, i neologismi semantici) 9. La semantica lessicale: sinonimia e antonimia 10. La semantica lessicale: polisemia e omonimia 11. La lessicografia: tipi e struttura dei dizionari 12. La storia e il presente della lessicografia italiana 13. Revisione
    required literature
  • Ambroso, S., Stefancich, G. Parole. Roma: Bonacci, 1993
  • Marello, C. Le parole dell’italiano. Bologna: Zanichelli, 1996.
  • Dardano, M. Trifone, P. Grammatica Italiana. Bologna: Zanichelli, 1995.
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars.
Assessment methods
Written test + oral exam.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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