Subject: Lexicography
Course: Lexicography
ECTS-credits: 3
Language: Croatian (English)
Duration: 1 semester
Status: compulsory
Method of teaching: Lecture/seminar (2 hrs.)
Prerequisite: Introduction to lexicography
Assessment: written exam, classroom participation

Course description:
The course develops topics covered in ‘Introduction to Lexicography’ and deals with specific aspect of dictionary making. Topics include: the boundary between dictionary and encyclopedia (knowledge of language and knowledge of the world); minimal and maximal lexical units, the boundary between lexicon and grammar; representing systematic relations of meaning among words; writing definitions: common principles and practices; translation equivalent vs. definition; organizing and managing a dictionary project. Language-specific lexicographical problems are discussed (with special regard to Croatian).

Course objectives:
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with various theoretical and practical aspects of dictionary compilation and to prepare them to work on dictionary projects.

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. Béjoint, H. (2000) Modern Lexicography (An Introduction), Oxford: OUP
2. Landau, S. (2001) Dictionaries, The Art and Craft of Lexicography, 2nd ed., Cambridge: CUP
3. Hartmann, R. R. K. (2003) Lexicography, Critical Concepts, London: Routledge (selected ch.)
4. Starkenburg, P. van (2003) A Practical guide to Lexicography, Amsterdam/Philadelphia John Benjamins (selected ch.)
5. Tafra, B. (1995) Jezikoslovna razdvojba, Zagreb: Matica hrvatska (selected ch.)

Additional reading list:
1. Bratanić, M. (1989) Rječnik i kultura, Zagreb, Filozofski fakultet
2. Hausemann, F.J., O.Reichmann, H.E.Wiegand & L.Zgusta (eds.) (1989-91), Dictionaries, An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography, Vol. I-III, Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter (selected ch.)
3. Tafra, B.. Povijesna načela normiranja leksika, RIHJJ 23-24, 1997-1998, 325-343.
4. Zgusta, L. (1971) Manual of Lexicography, The Hague: Mouton