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DEVELOPING SAUDI STUDENTS’ LEXICAL ITEMS THROUGH USING SYNONYMY AND HYPONYMY-A CASE STUDY OF TAIF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (Published)

This study is intended to help Saudi students to develop their lexical items and to provide insights into the use of lexical items especially synonymy and hyponymy. It discusses the role of sense relations in general and synonymy and hyponymy in particular in teaching the meaning of English lexical items. It is going to involve the concepts of semantics, reference, sense and sense relationships in addition to synonymy and hyponymy. A list of words is presented through a student test to participants, who are asked to respond. 30 Saudi students are considered as participants involved in this study. The researchers used SPSS program to analyze the data collected by the tools of the study. By using these concepts Saudi students will develop their language lexical items.

Keywords: hyponymy, lexical items, semantic features, sense relations, synonymy