Subject: Lexicography
Course: Lexicography: Thematic lexicography (Thesaurus construction)
ECTS-credits: 3
Language: Croatian (English)
Duration: 1 semester
Status: elective
Method of teaching: 2 hours of seminar
Prerequisite: Introduction to lexicography
Assessment: seminar project

Course description:
The difference between conceptually (thematically) and alphabetically organized lexicographic manuals is elaborated. Theoretical principles of thesaurus construction are explained and illustrated. The typology of thematically organized dictionaries (classical thesauri; modern thesauri for documentation purposes; dictionary of synonyms, semantic nets on the Internet etc).  Application of the theoretical insights in students’ individual projects towards the construction of thesaurus samples.

Course objectives:
Students will learn about various types of thematically organized dictionaries and become familiar with principles of their construction and use. They will also develop an individual mini-thesaurus project applying existing or their own computer programs for thesaurus compilation.

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. Aitchison, J., A. Gilchrist, D. Bawden (2000) Thesaurus Construction and Use; a Practical Manual, London: Aslib IMI
2. ISO 2788:1986. Documentation. Guidelines for the establishment and development of monolingual thesauri.
3. ISO 5964:1985. Documentation. Guidelines for the establishment and development of multilingual thesauri
4. Nikolić-Hoyt, A., (2004) Konceptualna leksikografija, Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilična naklada