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Lexicology and Lexicography of the German Language

Code: 188240
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Mirjana Matea Kovač
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Mirjana Matea Kovač - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Learning about lexicology and lexicography and their relation to other related linguistic disciplines; defining basic terminological definitions and areas of research; understanding the need for proper use of monolingual, bilingual, electronic and online dictionaries;recognition of lexical changes in language;categorizing language concepts and language concepts at all linguistic levels;
linking language processes with social events.
Course contents
1. Lexicology as a linguistic discipline and its relation to other linguistic disciplines (2L+2S) 2. Definitions of terms: word and lexem, lexical unit, mental lexicon. Identification and classification of words. The problem of lexical meaning (2L+2S) 3. Systematic relations in the lexicon. Lexical semantic fields and lexical sets (1L+1S) 4. Syntagmatic lexical relations: collocations, phrasemes, and multiple lexical units (1L+1S) 5. Semantic relations: ambiguity and disambiguity (1L+1S) 6. Semantic relations: antonyms and synonyms (1L+1S) 7. Semantic relations: hypernyms and hyponyms (1L+1S) 8. Enriching the German language by borrowing. Different ways of borrowing (1L+1S) 9. Developing tendencies in the German language dictionary. Specific regional variants. Swiss and Austrian standard German (1L+1S) 10. Contemporary lexicological research and lexicographic projects (1L+1S) 11. German lexicography; introduction to lexicographical terminology; dictionary typology (1L+1S) 12. History of lexicography (1L+1S) 13. Types of dictionaries (1L+1S)
Learning outcomes:
  1. Students will be able to:
    - analyze various contemporary texts which contributes to better quality in speaking German;
  2. - connect lexical processes in German in relation to social and political circumstances
  3. - find information independently and use relevant literature.
  1. Lexikologie der deutschen Gegenwartssprache, , Schippan, T. ., Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen, 2002.
  2. Lexikologie und Lexikographie, Eine Einführung am Beispiel deutscher Wörterbücher, , Schlaefer, M. (2008), Erich Schmidt Verlag, Göttingen, 2008.
Optional literature:
  1. Lexikographie und Wörterbuchbenutzung, , Englberg, S., Lemnitzer L., Stauffenburg Einführungen., 2009.
  2. Lexikografie: Eine Einführung., , Herbst, T., Klotz, M., Ferdinand Schöningh., 2003.
  3. Handbuch der Lexikologie, , Schwarze, C., Wunderlich, D. (ur.)., Athenaum Verlag, 1985.
6. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - German Language and Literature
Consultations schedule: