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Bachelor 2021/2022

Theory of the First Foreign Language - 3 (Phonetics and Lexicology)

Area of studies: Linguistics
When: 3 year, 1-4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic knowledge on English Lexicology, to obtain theoretical knowledge of the subject and be able to put the knowledge into practice. The course might prove to be greatly useful for linguists of different specialisations, namely future teachers, translators and interpreters and cross-cultural communication specialists, to provide students with basic information on the main subjects of English Lexicology – meaning, types of meaning, motivation and its types, lexicology and lexicography, types of dictionaries, etc. The principal objectives of the course of "Theoretical Phonetics" are to provide students with basic theoretical knowledge in the field of English phonetics and phonology; to develop students' foreign language communicative competencies, including linguistic, sociolinguistic and phonetic competencies; to teach students to comment on research articles related to the issues of theoretical phonetics and to put their knowledge into practice.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To provide students with basic theoretical knowledge in the field of English phonetics and phonology
  • To develop students' foreign language communicative competencies, including linguistic, sociolinguistic and phonetic competencies
  • To teach students to comment on research articles related to the issues of theoretical phonetics and to put their knowledge into practice
  • To inform students with the research view of the English vocabulary as a system, both synchronically and diachronically
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Can comment and critically assess a research article on the topic "Phonostylistic Variations of English Pronunciation"
  • Can comment and critically assess a research article on the topic "Social Varieties of English Pronunciation"
  • Can comment and critically assess a research article on the topic "The Conception of the Phoneme in our country and Abroad"
  • Can comment and critically assess a research article on the topic "The Syllabic Structure of English Words"
  • Can comment and critically assess a research article on the topic "The System of Intonation of the English Language"
  • Can comment and critically assess a research article on the topic "Word Stress, its Types and Functions"
  • Can define English rhythm, describe its functions
  • Can describe extralinguistic factors, determining the stylistic variations of speech
  • Can distinguish between phonetic and phonological mistakes
  • To know about Phonetics as a branch of Linguistics, its subject matter, methods of analysis, its divisions.
  • To know about the English language status in modern world, the role of phonetic means in intercultural communication
  • To know about the subject of Phonostylistics
  • To Know about the syllabic structure of English words, its functions
  • To know about the system of English intonation, its components and functions, its relationship with lexical and grammatical units and non-verbal means of communication
  • To know about types and degrees of word stress, its functions
  • To know basic information on methods of research into vocabulary, types of vocabulary, criteria for creating a vocabulary
  • To know basic information on polysemy, its types and roots, lexico-semantic variants, homonymy, its classification, paronyms, the sources of polysemy and homonymy
  • To know basic information on synonyms, their classification, antonyms, their classification, he relations on which they are based
  • To know basic information on the basic and main unit of English Lexicology – word, its major features, semantic unity, indivisibility and positional mobility
  • To know basic information on the meaning and its types, the three main approaches to the meaning, “inner form” of the word
  • To know basic information on the morpheme as the major unit of the word-structure, different way of word formation
  • To know basic information on the origins of English vocabulary, the difference between native words and loan words, the levels of assimilation and the contents of modern English vocabulary
  • To know basic information on the subject of English Lexicology, the two basic approaches (synchronic and diachronic), connections with other branches of linguistics
  • To know basic information on various variants of the English language, how to compare them and contrast in terms of word stock
  • To know basic information on words groups, their different types and classifications, the difference between free, semi-free word groups and idioms
  • To know basic pronunciation peculiarities of English dialects
  • To know main tendencies in English pronunciation
  • To know methods of phonological analysis and can apply them
  • To know the basic principles of English consonants and vowels classifications
  • To know the basic principles of the classification of phonetic styles
  • To know the definition of a phoneme and its three aspects
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Phonetics as a Branch of Linguistics
  • Segmental Phonemes of the English Language
  • The Syllabic Structure of English Words
  • Word Stress
  • The System of Intonation of the English Language
  • Phonostylistics as a Branch of Phonetics
  • Social Varieties of English Pronunciation
  • Topic 1. Lexicology as a branch of linguistics
  • Topic 2. Word as one of the basic units of languages
  • Topic 3. Semasiology, or semantics
  • Topic 4. Polysem
  • Topic 5. Semantic relations within the English vocabulary. Synonyms
  • Topic 6. Word-structure
  • Topic 7. Word groups
  • Topic 8. Etymological survey of the English word stock
  • Topic 9. Varieties of English
  • Topic 10. Lexicography
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminar activity
  • non-blocking Practical tasks (unsupervised work)
  • non-blocking Group mini-projects
    Time limit: 15 minutes. Maximal number of students participating: 5. Each student has a chance to participate in one group mini-project (max 20 points).
  • non-blocking Commenting on a research article
  • non-blocking Final Examination
    All the assessment tasks are supposed to be done in class, none of them can be retaken. Only examination can be retaken. If a student has the arithmetic average final grade 8, 9 or 10 for all the 4 types of assessment tasks (excluding the exam) the course instructor can give him/her an automatical grade for the course.
  • non-blocking Continuous assessment
    The student is given up to 10 minutes to write several definitions for the terms on the given topic. Also the student can be asked questions on the theoretical material on the given topic/
  • non-blocking Tests
  • non-blocking In-class activities
    Classwork features pair- and groupwork, valid contributions to problem solving activities and discussions, and writing quizzes.
  • non-blocking Final Exam
    Экзамен проводится в устной форме (ответ на теоретический вопрос) с использованием асинхронного прокторинга. Экзамен проводится на платформе Zoom (https://zoom.us/), прокторинг на платформе Экзамус (https://hse.student.examus.net). К экзамену необходимо подключиться за 15 минут. На платформе Экзамус доступно тестирование системы. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять следующим требованиям: https://elearning.hse.ru/data/2020/05/07/1544135594/Технические%20требования%20к%20ПК%20студента.pdf) Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: заранее зайти на платформу прокторинга, провести тест системы, включить камеру и микрофон, подтвердить личность. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: общаться (в социальных сетях, с людьми в комнате), списывать, пользоваться литературой и конспектами курса. Во время экзамена студентам разрешено: пользоваться собственными письменными конспектами, написанными во время подготовки к ответу. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается прерывание связи до 10 минут. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается прерывание связи 10 минут и более. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи аналогична процедуре сдачи.
  • non-blocking Seminar activity
  • non-blocking Practical tasks (unsupervised work)
  • non-blocking Group mini-projects
    Time limit: 15 minutes. Maximal number of students participating: 5. Each student has a chance to participate in one group mini-project (max 20 points).
  • non-blocking Commenting on a research article
  • non-blocking Final Examination
    All the assessment tasks are supposed to be done in class, none of them can be retaken. Only examination can be retaken. If a student has the arithmetic average final grade 8, 9 or 10 for all the 4 types of assessment tasks (excluding the exam) the course instructor can give him/her an automatical grade for the course.
  • non-blocking Continuous assessment
    The student is given up to 10 minutes to write several definitions for the terms on the given topic. Also the student can be asked questions on the theoretical material on the given topic/
  • non-blocking Tests
  • non-blocking In-class activities
    Classwork features pair- and groupwork, valid contributions to problem solving activities and discussions, and writing quizzes.
  • non-blocking Final Exam
    Экзамен проводится в устной форме (ответ на теоретический вопрос) с использованием асинхронного прокторинга. Экзамен проводится на платформе Zoom (https://zoom.us/), прокторинг на платформе Экзамус (https://hse.student.examus.net). К экзамену необходимо подключиться за 15 минут. На платформе Экзамус доступно тестирование системы. Компьютер студента должен удовлетворять следующим требованиям: https://elearning.hse.ru/data/2020/05/07/1544135594/Технические%20требования%20к%20ПК%20студента.pdf) Для участия в экзамене студент обязан: заранее зайти на платформу прокторинга, провести тест системы, включить камеру и микрофон, подтвердить личность. Во время экзамена студентам запрещено: общаться (в социальных сетях, с людьми в комнате), списывать, пользоваться литературой и конспектами курса. Во время экзамена студентам разрешено: пользоваться собственными письменными конспектами, написанными во время подготовки к ответу. Кратковременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается прерывание связи до 10 минут. Долговременным нарушением связи во время экзамена считается прерывание связи 10 минут и более. При долговременном нарушении связи студент не может продолжить участие в экзамене. Процедура пересдачи аналогична процедуре сдачи.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 1st module
  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.2 * Commenting on a research article + 0.2 * Final Examination + 0.2 * Group mini-projects + 0.2 * Practical tasks (unsupervised work) + 0.2 * Seminar activity
  • 2021/2022 3rd module
  • 2021/2022 4th module
    0.5 * 2021/2022 4th module + 0.2 * Commenting on a research article + 0.1 * Group mini-projects + 0.1 * Practical tasks (unsupervised work) + 0.1 * Seminar activity
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Минаева Л. В. - ЛЕКСИКОЛОГИЯ И ЛЕКСИКОГРАФИЯ АНГЛИЙСКОГО ЯЗЫКА. ENGLISH LEXICOLOGY AND LEXICOGRAPHY 2-е изд., испр. и доп. Учебное пособие для бакалавриата и магистратуры - М.:Издательство Юрайт - 2019 - 202с. - ISBN: 978-5-534-07766-7 - Текст электронный // ЭБС ЮРАЙТ - URL: https://urait.ru/book/leksikologiya-i-leksikografiya-angliyskogo-yazyka-english-lexicology-and-lexicography-438500