611354 Techniques for writing dictionaries

winter semester 2015/2016 | Last update: 20.04.2016 Place course on memo list
611354
Techniques for writing dictionaries
VU 2
5
weekly
annually
German

This course comprises the following objectives:

1)      Students will be shown how to write a dictionary. The instructor will give students a different problem each week and ask students to come up with creative solutions that can be applied to dictionaries. The overall aim is the creation of a monolingual model dictionary based upon approximately 100 words. In this process, the usual criteria used for the writing of dictionaries will be applied.

2)      Students will acquire criteria for the evaluation of dictionaries. Due to the growing number of dictionaries on the market, it becomes more and more difficult to select a dictionary for one´s specific needs. In this course, students will be given criteria that should be taken into account when selecting a dictionary.

3)      Students will improve their writing in Spanish. To achieve this goal, students will receive instructions about how to write definitions.

4)      This course comprises also an excursion to Madrid. We will visit the seat of the Real Academia Española, where students will be able to observe how the official dictionary of Spanish is produced. We will also visit the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (including the Residencia de Estudiantes) and the town of Alcalá de Henares. There we will do a tour of the famous university from the 16th century, which served as a model for many other modern Spanish universities.

In this course, the instructor will show students how to write a model dictionary. This process will include the following aspects:

a)                  To know and use different Spanish corpora for dictionary development

b)                  To be able to create different types of definitions given that each word class requires a different type of definition. Definitions do not only include semantic information, but also grammatical and syntactic aspects.

c)                  To be able to distinguish different lexical elements: free word combinations, collocations and idioms

d)                  To search and select good examples of use

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Date Time Location
Mon 2015-10-05
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2015-10-12
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2015-10-19
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-09
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-16
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Thu 2015-11-19
13.45 - 15.15 40134 40134 Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-23
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2015-11-30
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2015-12-07
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2015-12-14
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-11
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-18
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2016-01-25
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free
Mon 2016-02-01
12.00 - 13.30 52U105 52U105 Barrier-free