TCZJ42 Lexicology and Lexicography of Sign Languages

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Lucia Vlášková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Lucia Vlášková
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Aneta Fidrichová
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Tue 14:00–15:40 C42, except Tue 14. 11.
TCZJ23 Morphology of Sign Language && TCZJ11 Phonology of Sign Language
The prerequisites are TCZJ11 Phonetics and phonology of sign languages and TCZJ23 Morphology of sign languages.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/15, only registered: 0/15, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/15
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students will become familiar with the way linguistics works with the lexical unit, as well as with the lexicographic approach towards it. They will see different types of up to date dictionaries for spoken and sign languages and they will get an overview of Czech Sign Language dictionaries which will be useful to them both during their study and in their future job as interpreters.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student understands and is able to explain the lexical unit, the differences between a word, a sign, a lexeme, and a lemma, the organization of (sign) languages' lexicon and the processes within it (lexicalization, grammaticalization). The student can also distinguish different types of dictionaries, understand the structure of a dictionary entry, and reflect on specific problems in the lexicography of sign languages.
  • lexicology as a discipline
  • lexeme and its definition
  • lexicon and its organization
  • lexicalization and grammaticalization
  • lexicography as a discipline
  • types of dictionaries
  • lexicography and dictionaries of sign languages
  • online dictionary Dictio
    recommended literature
  • Sign language : an international handbook. Edited by Roland Pfau - Markus Steinbach - B. Woll. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2012, xii, 1126. ISBN 9783110204216. info
  • Manuál lexikografie. Edited by František Čermák - Renata Blatná. Vyd. 1. Jinočany: H & H, 1995, 283 s. ISBN 8085787237. info
  • Dictio. Vícejazyčný výkladový slovník online. Dostupný na
  • The Oxford handbook of the word. Edited by John R. Taylor. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, xviii, 864. ISBN 9780199641604. info
Teaching methods
lectures, discussion, work with (print and online) dictionaries
Assessment methods
written exam
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2022.
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