This book is intended as a manual for English language students taking the course of English Lexicology along with other linguistic subjects which form part of the curriculum at Foreign Langilagcs departments of colleges and universities. Post-graduates, teachers of English and all those interested in the subject can also make use of it. The need for designing the manual was stipulated by the fact thar with new achievements and intense growth of scientific resezrch in the area of lexicology there emerged the necessity to introduce some new data into already accepted theories and definitions. On the other hand, the manual or text-book compiled for students should be to a certain extent selective as to all the new ideas hanging in the air. The contcnts of the lnariual reflect the fundamentals and the basic rheoretical aspects of the lexicological science, aiming at providing students with sound knowledge of the word theory. the meaning of words and phraseological units, systenlatic character of the English vocabulary, thc way the words are coined arid change in the course of the historical ex~olution of the language, the etylrlological background of the English lexicon. Most of the chapters of the manual contain both theory and certain practical tasks with exercises to practice at seminars and for independent work. This manual can be used as a supplement in the text-books on Lexicology by 1.V.Amold; R.S.Ginzburg, S.S. Khidekel, G.Y.Knyazeva, A.A.Sankin; G.R.Antrushina, O,V.Afanasyeva, N.Morozova and some others or on its own. The authors of the manual are very grateful to the colleagues, especially Professors T.M. Garipov and N.P.Peshkova, who have read the book in manuscript and made valuable suggestions.
Пособие предназначено для студентов старших курсов английского отделенияб изучающих лексикологию английского языка. Пособие на английском. Поможет при подготовке к выпускным государственным экзаменам. Печатается в авторской редакции.