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The aim of the course is to obtain the idea of the lexicon as a complex system and to get the methodology of the typological approach to the lexicon cross-linguistically, as well as to learn about the general mechanisms of semantic shift and their typological relevance. By the end of the course the students should know the basic principles of lexical organization, the main parameters of semantic variations in lexicon, and be able to apply the basic methods of the analysis of lexical meaning to different lexical domains. The course is designed for students of linguistic programs (BA, MA, PhD), as well as for teachers and researchers in the named field. The course contains the overview of different approaches to the semantic description of lexical items and lexical systems in different languages and discusses the methodology of Moscow Lexical Typology Group (lecture 1). This methodology (“frame approach”) is illustrated with the data of the following domains: aquamotion verbs (lecture 2), verbs of falling (lecture 3), adjectives denoting oldness (lecture 4) and pain metaphors (lecture 5 and 6). The results of the analyses are visualized with specially constructed lexical semantic maps....
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Recommandé : 6 weeks of study, 5 hours per week: 2 hours – video lectures, 3 hours – reading, home tasks, peer review of home tasks

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What is special about lexical typology: methodological issues

This lecture is the introduction to the whole course. It describes different approaches to the semantic typology of lexicon and presents research methodology of the Moscow Lexical Typology Group....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 51 min), 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Groups and names10 min
MLEXT Methodology9 min
Linguistic resources for lexical typology11 min
Theoretical background11 min

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Does the octopus swim? AQUA-motion in cross-linguistic perspective

The lecture considers the project on AQUA-motion verbs in more than 50 languages and describes the possible strategies of colexification of basic situations denoting being in water and motion in water....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 54 min), 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Semantic maps: Strategies of colexification-16 min
Strategies of colexification-2: Additional oppositions9 min
Strategies of colexification-37 min
Meaning shifts-17 min
Meaning shifts-28 min
Lack of standard metaphors6 min

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Jack and Jill fell down the hill: Typological approach to verbs of falling

The lecture describes the results of our research on the typology of verbs of falling, including types of falling and falling metaphors. In addition, it focuses on special cases and several other semantic fields closely related to falling....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 59 min), 1 quiz
Video5 vidéos
Falling: Semantic space14 min
Oppositions between the main frames16 min
Related semantic fields7 min
Metaphors of falling12 min

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How do we think about oldness?

This lecture tells about the experiment of a dictionary-based semantic analysis of quality terms describing the domain of OLD in 100 languages. Semantic systems and semantic oppositions within these systems are revealed and it is argued that the linguistic behavior of quality terms is semantically motivated....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 46 min), 1 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Semantics of ‘OLD’15 min
Typological results: How do languages structure the domain of ‘OLD’?8 min
Additional oppositions11 min
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par GGApr 14th 2018

I found this class to be very informative and I learned a lot in a short period of time.

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Ekaterina Rakhilina

Professor
School of Linguistics

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