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Unit 1
INTRODUCTIONI. LEXICOLOGY, ITS SUBJECT MATTER AND TASKThe Linguistic organization of 
linguistic material:-phonology3 main branches-gramma-lexis (vocabulary)Lexicology(Greek: = lexis (meaning) + logos (science, learning)= science/study of the word)
A. TASK:
Study & systematic description of vocabulary of a givenlanguage
B. SUBJECT MATTER:
The word, its structure, meaning & history
 
C.
SUBJE 
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ER:
The word, its structure, meaning & history
5 branches of lexicology 
:1. word structure & formation:structure of the word & the way it is formed2. semasiology/semantics:(lexical) meaning of word: types, change &development3. phraseology:set/fixed expression (idioms, proverbs)4. etymology:history, origin of words(whether words are native or borrowed)5. lexicography:dictionary compiling (types of dictionary, selection &arrangement of words)
 
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D. Approaches of lexicology
General lexicology:treat vocabulary in general
Special lexicology:treat the vocabulary of a givenlanguage
Historical lexicology:discusses the vocabulary in diachronic aspect
Descriptive lexicology:studies the vocabulary in synchronic aspect

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