Toros University

ENGLISH TRANSLATION PROGRAM

COURSE OUTLINE

COURSE INFORMATION
Year 2020-2021           
Semester Fall
Course Code MTB 203
Course Title Lexicography
Instructor Asst. Prof. Dr. Umut Demirhan

 

Objective of the course The aims of this course are to present the basic concepts of contemporary lexicography, to give essential knowledge in lexicography, and make students to become familiar with its basic terminology in line with the semantic foundations that are relevant for understanding problems.

 

 

DATE TOPIC ASSIGNMENT/READING
1st week
Introduction: Aims and scope  
2nd week
Introduction: What lexicographers do?; Lexicography and technology; Lexicography and theory; Lexicography and dictionary users Atkins & Rundell, 1-10
3rd week
Words; Facts about Words Jackson, 1-20
4th week
Pre-lexicography: Dictionary types and dictionary users Atkins & Rundell, 17-44
5th week
The Dictionary; The Beginnings Jackson, 21-46
6th week
Pre-lexicography: Methods and resources Atkins & Rundell, 97-129
7th week
Pre-lexicography: Planning the dictionary Atkins & Rundell, 161-199

Midterm exam
8th week Pre-lexicography: Planning the entry Atkins & Rundell, 200-238
9th week
Pre-lexicography: Planning the entry Atkins & Rundell, 238-257
10th week
Users and uses; Meaning in Dictionaries Jackson, 74-100
11th week
Beyond Definition; Etymology Jackson, 101-128
12th week
Dictionaries for Learners; Abandoning The Alphabet Jackson, 129-160
13th week
Compiling Dictionaries; Criticising Dictionaries Jackson, 161-183
14th week
Review

 

Course Books

Atkins, B.T., & Rundell, M. (2008). The Oxford guide to practical lexicography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jackson, H. (2002). Lexicography: An introduction. London and New York: Routledge.

Source Books

Durkin, O. (Ed.). (2016). The Oxford handbook of lexicography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Granger, S., & Paquout, M. (Eds.). (2012). Electronic lexicography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hartmann, R. R. K., & James, G. (2002). Dictionary of lexicography. New York: Routledge.

Fuertes-Olivera, P. A. (Ed.). (2018). The Routledge handbook of lexicography. New York: Routledge.

Van Sterkenburg, P. (Ed.). (2003). A practical guide to lexicography. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS                            

  • It is the student’s responsibility to practice the highest standards of academic honesty. Cheating, plagiarism and any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.  
  • Assignments submitted later than the indicated dates are not accepted. Deadlines should strictly be followed.