Subject: Lexicography
Course: Introduction to Lexicography
ECTS-credits: 3
Language: Croatian (English)
Duration: 1 semester
Status: compulsory
Method of teaching: 2 lecture hours
Prerequisite: none
Assessment: written exam, classroom participation; three quizzes during the course

Course description:
The course starts with a historical survey of lexicographic practice and an overview of various traditions of dictionary making. Basic notions and terminology are introduced. Topics include: different types and uses of dictionaries according to the number of languages (monolingual vs. bilingual  and multilingual dictionaries), size, use and user needs, dictionary coverage (general vs. specialized),  approach (prescriptive vs. descriptive), organization (alphabetical vs. conceptual), aspects of language (diachronic vs. synchronic), medium etc.; dictionary macrostructure and microstructure; criteria for inclusion; recording pronunciation; grammatical information and its presentation; meaning analysis an general principles of defining and/or establishing lexical equivalence; illustrations, usage notes etc. Potential lexicographical sources are identified. Lexicographical procedures are analyzed and illustrated on the examples of entries from various types of existing dictionaries.

Course objectives:
The intention of the course is to make the student familiar with the basic principles of lexicographic work and capable of evaluating various types of dictionaries.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Jackson, H. (2002) Lexicography, An Introduction, Routledge
2. Svensen, B. (1993) Practical Lexicography, Oxford: OUP

Additional reading list:
1. Landau, S. (2001) Dictionaries, The Art and Craft of Lexicography, 2nd ed., Cambridge: CUP
2. Jackson (1988) Words and their Meaning, London: Longman
3. Hartmann, R.R.K.  (ed.) Lexicography: Principles and practice, 1983, Academic Press