Homonyms in English and their specific features

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MINISTRY OF HIGHER AND SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN GULISTAN STATE UNIVERSITY The English and Literature department Abdukarimov Doniyor’s qualification work on speciality 5220100, English philology on theme: “Homonyms in English and their specific features” Supervisor: Ibragimov. O.O. Gulistan-2006 CONTENTS I. Introduction. 1.1. The tasks and purposes of the work 2.1. The main items of the work II. Main Part 1.2. Chapter1 Common analysis of homonyms in Modern English 1.1.2. Phonetic coincidence and semantic differentiation of homonyms 2.1.2. Classification of homonyms 3.1.2. Diachronically approach of homonyms 4.1.2. Synchronically approach in studying homonymy 5.1.2. Lexical, grammatical and lexico-grammatical distinctions of homonyms 2.2.

Chapter2. The interrelations between homonymy and polysemantic words. 1.2.2. Etymological and semantic criteria in polysemy and homonymy 2.2.2. Comparative typological analysis of two linguistic phenomena in English, Uzbek and Russian 3.2.2. Modern methods of investigating homonyms 4.2.2. Practical approach in studying homonyms 5.2.2.Polysemy and Homonymy: Etymological and Semantic Criteria 6.2.2. Typological analysis of homonymy and polysemy in three languages. III. Conclusion. 1.3. Common review of the essence of the work 2.3. Perspectives of the qualification work IV. Bibliography. Introduction 1.1 The tasks and purposes of the work The theme of my qualification work sounds as following: “Homonyms in English and their Specific Features”. This qualification work can be

characterized by the following: The actuality of this work caused by several important points. We seem to say that the appearance of new, homonymic meanings is one of the main trends in development of Modern English, especially in its colloquial layer, which, in its turn at high degree is supported by development of modern informational technologies and simplification of alive speech. So the significance of our work can be proved by the following reasons: a) Studying of homonyms of words is one of the developing branches of lexicology nowadays. b) Homonyms reflect the general trend of simplification of a language. c) Homonymic meanings of words are closely connected with the development of modern informational technologies. d) Being a developing branch of linguistics it requires

a special attention of teachers to be adequated to their specialization in English. e) The investigation of homonyms and their differentiation with polysemantic words is not being still investigated in the sufficient degree and this problem is still waiting for its investigator. Our qualification work is one another attempt to investigate this problem. Having based upon the actuality of the theme we are able to formulate the general goals of our qualification work. a) To study, analyze, and sum up all the possible changes happened in the studied branch of linguistics for the past fifty years. b) To teach the problem of homonyms to young English learners. c) To demonstrate the significance of the problem for those who want to brush up their English. d) To mention all the major

linguists’ opinions concerning the subject studied. If we say about the new information used within our work we may note that the work studies the problem from the modern positions and analyzes the modern trends appeared in this subject for the last ten years. In particular, the new meanings of the old habitual words were mentioned in our qualification work. The practical significance of the work can be concluded in the following items: a) The work could serve as a good source of learning English by young teachers at schools and colleges. b) The lexicologists could find a lot of interesting information for themselves. c) Those who would like to communicate with the English-speaking people through the Internet will find new causing homonymic terms in our qualification work.