Introduction to the Lexicology and Lexicography of English

 

Administrivia

Overview

Lexicology and Lexicography as Scholarly Fields

Lexical Stratification and Differentiation

Lexical Relations

Lexical Semantics

Types of Dictionaries

Lexicographic Sources

The Dictionary Macrostructure

The Dictionary Microstructure

The Art and Craft of Lexicography

The History of English Lexicography

Computational Lexicography

Courseware

 

Administrivia

 

Instructor

 

Danko.Sipka@asu.edu, http://www.public.asu.edu/~dsipka Ph.D. Psychology, Institute of Psychology of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Belgrade; M.A., Russian, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, Humboldt Post-Doc in Germany. Professor of Slavic languages at Arizona State University.  He has served as consultant to Translation Experts Ltd., London, Multilingual Solution, Microsoft Corporation, Glyph, Routledge, Global Solutions, Inxight, Comprehensive Language Center, University of Illinois and the New Mexico State University Computing Research Laboratory.  His numerous publications include the recent volumes A Bibliography of Serbo-Croatian Dictionaries: Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian Muslim (2000), Serbo-Croatian-English Colloquial Dictionary (2000), A Dictionary of New Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian Words (2002). He has published over one hundred papers and reviews.

 

Synopsis

 

This course addresses fundamental issues of English lexicology and offers an overview of general and English lexicography. The students will be asked to employ these theoretical considerations in analyzing English-Polish lexical and lexicographic material.

 

Schedule

 

June 3 2:30-8:15 pm

June 4 2:30-8:15 pm

 

June 3 - 4 (1 hour): Overview

June 3 - 4 (2 hours): Lexicology and Lexicography as Scholarly Fields, Lexical Stratification and Differentiation

June 3 - 4 (2 hours): Lexical Relations, Lexical Semantics

June 3 - 4 (3 hours): Types of Dictionaries, Lexicographic Sources, The Dictionary Macrostructure, The Dictionary Microstructure

June 3 - 4 (2 hours): The Art and Craft of Lexicography, The History of English Lexicography

June 3-4 (1 hours): Computational Lexicography

June 3-4 (0.5 hour): Final Exam

 

Coursework

 

11.5 hours of in-class contact. Students will be charged with making a brief presentation of their project within one of the in-class segments of the course

 

Grading

 

Class Participation (20%), Course Project (40%), Final Exam (40%)

 

Overview

 

Lexicology and Lexicography as Scholarly Fields

 

The Lexicon in Linguistic Theories

Lexicology vs. Lexicography

Neighboring Disciplines

 

Lipka: 1.1

 

Lexical Stratification and Differentiation

 

Territorial Differentiation

Social and Functional Stratification

Temporal Differentiation

 

Lipka 1.3

 

Lexical Relations

 

Synonymy

Antonymy

Homonymy

Lexical Sets and Hierarchies

 

Lipka Chapter IV

 

Lexical Semantics

 

Polysemic Structures

Metaphorical Extensions

Semantic Primitives and prototypes

 

††††††††††† Lipka3.3, 3.4

 

Types of Dictionaries

 

Monolingual vs. Bilingual

General vs. Special

Printed vs. Electronic

 

Landau 1

 

Lexicographic Sources

 

Corpora

Native Speakers

Previous Dictionaries

 

Landau 6

 

The Dictionary Macrostructure

 

Ordering of the Entries

Front and Back Matter

Multiword Units

 

Landau 3

 

The Dictionary Microstructure

 

Entry Word

Lemma

Definition

 

Landau 3,4

 

The Art and Craft of Lexicography

 

Phases of Work

Organization and Collaboration

Schedule

 

Landau 6

 

The History of English Lexicography

 

Pre-Johnson Period

Johnsonís Dictionary

OED

New World Dictionaries

 

Lipka 1.4, Landau 2

 

Computational Lexicography

 

Lexicon and NLP

TEI Standard

Lexicographic Tools

 

Landau 7, http://wordnet.princeton.edu/, http://www.tei-c.org/P4X/DI.html

 

 

Courseware

 

Books and papers:

 

Landau, Sidney I. (2001) Dictionaries. The Art and Craft of Lexicography, Cambridge:

   Cambridge University

Lipka, Leonhard (1992) An Outline of English Lexicology, Niemeyer, 2nd Edition

     Miller, George et al. (2003) WordNet, Release 2 (electronic document), Princeton
        University Press.

 

Internet resources:

 

http://www.dictionary.com

http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/dsna/

http://www.euralex.org/

http://wordnet.princeton.edu/