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Bachelor 2022/2023

Theory of the First Foreign Language (Phonetics and Lexicology)

Area of studies: Linguistics
When: 3 year, 1-4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of all HSE University campuses
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.