Семінар 1

SEMINAR 1

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LANGUAGE AS A FUNCTIONAL SYSTEM. BASIC LINGUISTIC NOTIONS

PROBLEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

1.​  General characteristics of language. Language functions. The scope of theoretical grammar.

2.​ Different approaches to the analysis of language: semantic, syntactic and pragmatic.

3.​ General characteristics of the grammatical structure of English. Analytic and synthetic means. Analytic tendencies in the grammatical structure of English. Comparative characteristics of the grammatical structure of the English and Ukrainian languages.

4.​ The notions of ‘system’ and ‘structure’. Language as a structural system. General characteristics of linguistic units. The notion of isomorphism.

5.​ Language and speech. Paradigmatic and syntagmatic relations and their types.

6.​ The morpheme as an elementary meaningful unit. Types of morphemes.

7.​ Practical assignments.

MATERIAL TO USE:

1.​ Lectures.

2.​ Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar of English: Modern Approach / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2009.

3.​ Blokh M.Y. A Course in Theoretical English Grammar / M.Y.Blokh. – М.: Высшая школа, 1983. – P.6-35.

4.​ Ilysh B.A. The Structure of Modern English / B.A.Ilysh. – Л.: Просвещение,1971. – P.6-26.

5.​ Morokhovskaya E.J. Fundamentals of Theoretical Grammar of English / E.J. Morokhovskaya. – К.: Вища школа, 1984. – P. 8-40.

6.​ Иванова И.П., Бурлакова В.В., Почепцов Г.Г. Теоретическая грамматика современного английского языка / И.П.Иванова, В.В.Бурлакова, Г.Г.Почепцов. – М.: Высшая школа, 1981. – С.4-14.

7.​ Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar Practice / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2011. – P. 4-29.