Bilingual Lexycology and Lexicography

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 60
Type: Seminar Classes

Course Description

Objectives and competences

•          Introduction to basic lexicographical  terminology
•          Foregrounding of differences between monolingual and multilingual approaches to lexicography
•          Developing basic lexicographical skills.

Content (Syllabus outline)

•          Introduction and basic terminology of the field
•          Properties of the lexicographical description of a language
•          Typology of contemporary lexicographical reference tools
•          The role of dictionary users and their need
•          Analysis and comparison of various types of dictionaries
•          Macrostructure of a bilingual dictionary
•          Microstructure of a bilingual dictionary
•          Current trends in biligual lexicography
•          Compiling a mock bilingual dictionary entry.


Atkins, S. and Rundell, M. 2008. The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography. Oxford: OUP.
Fontenelle, T. ed. 2008. Practial Lexicography. Oxford: OUP.
Landau, S.I. 2001. Dictionaries. 2d edn. Cambridge: CUP.
Svensen, B. 2009. A Handbook of Lexicography. Cambridge: CUP.


Registration in the second year of the MA programme in Translation.


Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
Written seminar work.