IJ2B056 Lexicology and Lexicography

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Giorgio Cadorini, Dottore in Lettere, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Ivo Buzek, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 G21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course provides the basic knowledge to deal with the analysis of the Italian lexicon from the point of view of the identification of its units and their typological classification from the point of view of their functions and their history. It provides information on the main lexicographic works of the Italian language. The acquired notions support the development of the lexical repertoire and the knowledge of the evolution of the Italian language in history.
Learning outcomes
After the course, the student will be able to make the most of the dictionaries for the practical and scientific study of the language. It will also recognize the relationships between lexicographic works and the cultural contexts in which they were born and were born.
  • * Theoretical introduction. The terms «lexicology», «lexicography» and «word». The object of the disciplines. The words".
  • * Use of dictionary and dictionaries at university.
  • * The dictionaries and codification of the Latin and Italian languages.
  • * The Crusca vocabulary.
  • * Tommaseo and its dictionaries.
  • * The Treccani vocabulary.
  • * The Battaglia.
  • * The DISC.
  • * Etymological dictionaries.
  • * The dialectal dictionaries.
  • * The dictionaries of synonyms and antonyms.
  • * Radio and television.
  • * Internet.
    required literature
  • MARAZZINI, Claudio. L'ordine delle parole : storia di vocabolari italiani. Bologna: Mulino, 2009. 480 stran. ISBN 9788815128577. info
    recommended literature
  • La fabbrica delle parole : il lessico e problemi di lessicologia. Edited by Clara Allasia - Tullio De Mauro. Torino: UTET libreria, 2005. x, 267. ISBN 8877509252. info
  • ZOLLI, Paolo. Come nascono le parole italiane. Prima edizione. Milano: Rizzoli, 1989. 226 stran. ISBN 8817538701. info
  • APRILE, Marcello. Dalle parole ai dizionari. Terza edizione. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2005. 248 stran. ISBN 9788815252364. info
  • La formazione delle parole in italiano. Edited by Maria Grossmann - Franz Rainer. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 2004. xxi, 658. ISBN 9783484507111. info
  • DARDANO, Maurizio. La formazione delle parole nell'itaiano di oggi. Roma, 1978. info
  • MIGLIORINI, Bruno. Parole e storia. Milano, 1975. info
    not specified
  • MARAZZINI, Claudio. Breve storia della questione della lingua. Ia edizione. Roma: Carocci editore, 2018. 142 stran. ISBN 9788843090853. info
  • ADAMO, Giovanni and Valeria DELLA VALLE. Le parole del lessico italiano. 2a edizione, nuova edizione. Roma: Carocci editore, 2018. 112 stran. ISBN 9788843090105. info
  • ALINEI, Mario. L'origine delle parole. 1a ed. Roma: Aracne, 2009. 981 s. ISBN 9788854815315. info
  • JEZEK, Elisabetta. Lessico : classi di parole, strutture, combinazioni. 2a ed. Bologna: Mulino, 2005. 223 s. ISBN 9788815232991. info
  • MARAZZINI, Claudio. Breve storia della lingua italiana. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2004. 267 stran. ISBN 9788815094384. info
  • "Le sorte dele parole" : testi veneti dalle origini all'Ottocento : edizioni, strumenti, lessicografia : atti dell'Incontro di studio, Vemezia, 27-29 maggio 2002. Edited by Riccardo Drusi - Daria Perocco - Piermario Vescovo. Padova: Esedra editrice, 2004. 251 s. ISBN 8886413874. info
  • PAPINI, Gianni A. Parole e cose : lessicologia italiana. Milano: C.U.S.L., 2000. ix, 378. ISBN 8881320207. info
Teaching methods
Lecture and practical activities: explanation of the basic notions and problems and their application on appropriate linguistic material.
Assessment methods
Oral test and discussion on the research materials. Students who don't attend the courses have to set an alternative syllabus with the teacher.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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