General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title English dictionaries
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Anna Dziemianko
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Professor
Faculty Faculty of English
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 15-EL-AMU-PIE-11


Collegium Heliodori Święcicki, Room 237, Thursday, 9:45-11:15

Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)


Week 1:                        


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Week 3:                        

The rise of the monolingual English learners’ dictionary

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Dictionary types and dictionary users

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Students’ dictionary presentations

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Students’ dictionary presentations

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Lexicographic evidence

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Signposts and menus

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Week 12:          

Multi-word expressions (constructions with delexical verbs)

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Week 14:          

Text boxes, usage notes

Week 15:    

Electronic dictionaries

Reading list

Atkins, Sue and Michael Rundell. 2008. The Oxford guide to practical lexicography. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Burkhanov, Igor. 1998. Lexicography: A dictionary of basic terminology. Rzeszόw: Wydawnictwo Wyższej Szkoły Pedagogicznej.

Coffey, Stephen. 2006. “Delexical verb + noun’ phrases in monolingual English learners’ dictionaries” In: E. Corino, C.Marello and C. Onesti (eds.), Atti del XII Congresso di Lessicografia, Torino, 6-9 Settembre 2006. Allessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso, 939–950.

Cowie, Anthony P. 2009. “The earliest foreign learners’ dictionaries” In: Anthony P. Cowie (ed.), The Oxford history of English lexicography. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Dziemianko, Anna and Robert Lew. 2013. “When-definitions revisited” International Journal of Lexicography 26(2): 154–175.

Dziemianko, Anna. 2018. “Electronic dictionaries.” In: Fuertes-Olivera, Pedro A. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography. London and New York: Routledge, 663–683.

Dziemianko, Anna. 2022. “The usefulness of graphic illustrations in online dictionaries.” ReCALL 34(2): 218–234.

Hartmann, Reinhard R.K. and Gregory James (eds.). 1998. Dictionary of lexicography. London: Routledge.

Laufer, Batia. 2011. “The contribution of dictionary use to the production and retention of collocations in a second language” International Journal of Lexicography 24(1): 29–49.

Nesi, Hilary and Kim Hua Tan. 2011. “The effect of menus and signposting on the speed and accuracy of sense selection” International Journal of Lexicography 24(1): 79–96.

Nural, Sukru, Hilary Nesi and  Tuna Çakar. 2022. “Warning notes in a learners’ dictionary: A study of the effectiveness of different formats” International Journal of Lexicography 35(4): 449–467.