Learner Lexicography (Hauptseminar Universität Siegen, WS 2003/2004)

 

Date

Subject

Compulsory Reading (see Reader)

Suggestions for further reading (see below)

21.10.03

Introduction: Lexis in language learning

Cowie (1999: 52-81), Siepmann (2003)

Aitchison 1994

28.10.03

The vocabulary control movement and the first generation of monolingual semasiological learners’ dictionaries

Cowie (1999: 14-51), sample from Palmer (1938)

 

04.11.03

A typology of learners’ dictionaries

Hartmann (2001: 74-79)

 

11.11.03

The second, third and fourth generations of monolingual semasiological learners’ dictionaries

Cowie (1999: 82-117), Allen (1996), ... (2000, shop.ebrary)

 

18.11.03

The computer revolution in learner lexicography

Sinclair (1987), Schmitt (2000)

Cowie (1999: 118-143)

25.11.03

Dictionary structure and the learner I: overview

Atkins/Varantola (1998), Moulin (1987)

Kühn (1989)

02.12.03

Dictionary structure and the learner II: grammatical schemes and codes; collocation

Aarts (1999), Klotz (1999)

Hausmann (1999)

09.12.03

Dictionary structure and the learner III: definitions, examples, collocation

Nesi (1998), Cumming et al. (1994), Kühn (1998)

Ilson (1999)

16.12.03

Dictionary structure and the learner IV: style and field labels; sense relations and lexical fields

Cowie (1999: 162-173)

CIDE on CD-ROM

06.01.04

Onomasiological learners’ dictionaries

Siepmann (forthcoming)

Siepmann (2002b)

13.01.04

Encyclopaedic and bilingual(ised) learners’ dictionaries

Stark (1999), Stein (1990)

 

20.01.04

Systematic vocabulary learning using learners’ dictionaries

Hausmann (2000)

 

27.01.04

The way forward

Leech/Nesi (1999)

Nesi (2000, Chapter 7)

03.02.04

Examination

 

 

1. Key to Compulsory Reading

Aarts 1999 = Floor Aarts, Syntactic Information in OALD5, LDOCE3, COBUILD2 and CIDE, in Herbst & Popp 1999.

Allen 1996 = R. Allen, The year of the dictionaries, English Today 12(2): 41-51.

Atkins/Varantola 1998 = B.T. Sue Atkins and Krista Varantola, Language Learners Using Dictionaries: The Final Report on the EURALEX/AILA Research Project on Dictionary Use, in Atkins 1998.

Cowie 1999 = Anthony P. Cowie, English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners: A History. Oxford: Clarendon 1999.

Cumming et al. 1994 = Cumming, G., Cropp, S. and Sussex, R., On-line lexical resources for language learners: assessment of some approaches to word definition, System 22.3: 369-77.

Hausmann 1999 = Franz-Josef Hausmann, Semiotaxis and learners’ dictionaries, in Herbst & Popp 1999.

Hausmann 2002 = Nur nützliche Wörter lernen! Durchsichtigkeit des Wortschatzes und Optimierung der Wortschatzarbeit. französisch heute 33/2: 256-269.

Hartmann 2001 = Reinhart R.K. Hartmann, Teaching and Researching Lexicography. London: Longman.

Ilson 1999 = Robert F. Ilson, The treatment of meaning in English learners’ dictionaries – and others, in Herbst & Popp 1999.

Klotz 1999 = Michael Klotz, Word complementation in English learners’ dictionaries – a quantitative study of CIDE, COBUILD2, LDOCE3 and OALD5

Kühn (1998) = Peter Kühn, Blume = Kind von Wiese: Bedeutungserläuterungen in der Lernerlexikographie, in Wiegand (1998).

Leech/Nesi 1999 = Geoffrey Leech and Hilary Nesi, Moving towards perfection: The learners’ (electronic) dictionary of the future, in Herbst & Popp 1999.

Nesi 1998 = Hilary Nesi, Defining a Shoehorn: The Success of Learners’ Dictionary Entries for Concrete Nouns, in Atkins 1998.

Nesi 2000 = Hilary Nesi, The Use and Abuse of EFL Dictionaries. How learners of English as a foreign language read and interpret dictionary entries. Tübingen: Niemeyer.

Schmitt (2000) = Schmitt, Norbert (2000) Vocabulary in Language Teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sinclair 1987 = Sinclair, John (ed.) Looking up. An Account of the Cobuild Project in Lexical Computing. London and Glasgow: Collins.

Stein 1990 = G. Stein, From the bilingual to the monolingual dictionary, in Magay & Zigány 1990: 401-407.

Stark 1999 = M.P. Stark, Encyclopedic Learners’ Dictionaries. Tübingen: Niemeyer.

2. Select Bibliography

1. Research Literature (see also Key to Compulsory Reading)

 

Aitchison, Jean (20033), Words in the Mind. An Introduction to the Mental Lexicon. Blackwell.

 

Atkins, B.T. (1998), Using Dictionaries. Studies of Dictionary Use by Language Learners and Translators. Tübingen: Niemeyer.

 

Bauer, Laurie (1998), Vocabulary. Routledge. (read for free at http://shop.ebrary.com)

 

Blank, Andreas (2001), Einführung in die lexikalische Semantik für Romanisten. Niemeyer.

 

Cowie, Anthony P. (1999), English Dictionaries for Foreign Learners: A History. Clarendon Press.

 

Cowie, Anthony P. (2000), ‘The English Learner’s Dictionary and Its Links to the Native-Speaker Tradition’. Available: http://www.bmanuel.org/dottoratolinguistica/italiano/index.php?tema=co_wie

 

Cruse, D.A. (1986), Lexical Semantics. Cambridge University Press.

 

Fenner, Kirsten (1997), ‘Im Spannungsfeld zwischen Theorie und Praxis. Zum Miteinander von Lexikographie und Linguistik’, Lebende Sprachen 2/97: 53-59.

 

Hartmann, Reinhardt R.K. (1994), ‘The Use of Parallel Text Corpora in the Generation of Translation Equivalents for Bilingual Lexicography’, in Willy Martin et al. (1994), Euralex 1994. Proceedings.

Hartmann, Reinhardt R.K. and G. James (1998), Dictionary of Lexicography. Routledge. (read for free at http://shop.ebrary.com)

Hausmann, Franz Josef et al. (eds.) (1989/90/91)  Wörterbücher, Dictionaries, Dictionnaires.  Ein internationales Handbuch zur Lexikographie. (Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft). 3 vls. de Gruyter. 

 

Herbst, Thomas and K. Popp (eds.) 1999. The Perfect Learner´s  Dictionary?. Tübingen.

 

Hoey, Michael (2000), ‘A world beyond collocation: new perspectives on vocabulary teaching’, in Michael Lewis (ed.) (2000), Teaching Collocation, 224-243.

 

Hunston, Susan (2001), ‘Colligation, lexis, pattern, and text’, in Scott, Mike and Geoff Thompson (ed.) (2001) Patterns of Text: In honour of Michael Hoey, 13-34. (read for free at http://shop.ebrary.com)

 

Jackson, Howard (2002), Lexicography: an Introduction. Routledge. (read for free at http://shop.ebrary.com)

 

Kennedy, Graeme (1998), An Introduction to Corpus Linguistics. Longman.

 

Kortmann, Bernd (1999), Linguistik: Essentials. Cornelsen. (Chapters IV and VI)

 

Landau, Sidney I. (1984) Dictionaries: The Art and Craft of Lexicography. Cambridge University Press.

 

Leisi, Ernst (1975), Der Wortinhalt: seine Struktur im Deutschen und Englischen. Quelle & Meyer.

 

Lipka, Leonhard (2002), English Lexicology. Lexical Structure, Word Semantics and Word Formation. Tübingen: Narr.

 

Lutzeier, Peter R. (1995), Lexikologie. Stauffenburg.

Magay, T. and Zigány, J. (1990) BudaLEX 88 Proceedings: Papers from the EURALEX Third International Congress (Budapest: Académiai Kiadó)

Nesi, Hilary (1998) ‘Dictionaries on Computer. How Different Markets Have Created Different Products’. Available: http://www.tu-chemnitz.de/phil/english/chairs/linguist/real/independent/llc/Conference1998/Papers/Nesi.htm

Perry, Brian (1998) ‘Electronic Learners’ Dictionaries: An Overview of Recent Developments’. Available: http://www.jaltcall.org/cjo/5_98/call_EJ/Perry.html

Siepmann, Dirk (2002a), ‘Eigenschaften und Formen lexikalischer Kollokationen: Wider ein zu enges Verständnis’, Zeitschrift für französische Sprache und Literatur 3, 240-263.

Siepmann, Dirk (2002b), ‘Recueils de vocabulaire: Revue de détail’ Lebende Sprachen 4 (2001), 170-175.

Sinclair, John M. (1991) Corpus, Concordance, Collocation. Oxford University Press.

Stark, Martin (1999) Encyclopedic learners´ dictionaries. A study of their design features from the user’s perspective. Tübingen.

Wiegand, Herbert Ernst (ed.) (1998) Perspektiven der pädagogischen Lexikographie des Deutschen. Untersuchungen anhand von "Langenscheidts Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache". Tübingen: Niemeyer

 

2. Journals

 

Cahiers de Lexicologie (articles in French and English; http://atilf.inalf.fr/jykervei/cahlex.htm)

English Today (http://uk.cambridge.org/journals/ENG/intro.htm)

International Journal of Lexicography. (http://www3.oup.co.uk/jnls/list/lexico/)

International Journal of Corpus Linguistics. (www.benjamins.nl/jbp/journals/Ijcl_info.html)

Lebende Sprachen (Langenscheidt, www.lebendesprachen.de; publishes articles, glossaries, reviews, „Terminologiedienst“)

Lexicology. An international journal on the structure of vocabulary. (www.degruyter.de/journals/lexicol/index.html)

Linguistik Online: http://www.linguistik-online.de/2_99/ (Themenheft Lexikographie)

Lexique (www.univ-lille3.fr/www/Recherche/silex/index.html)

Meta (recent issues available online: http://www.erudit.org/revue/meta/)

 

3. Internet Sites

 

·        OneLook Dictionaries http://www.onelook.com/index.html

·        Wordsmyth Educational Dictionary Thesaurus: www.wordsmyth.net

·        Oxford English Dictionary Online http://www.oed.com

·        Langenscheidt Dictionaries: www.langenscheidt.de/deutsch/index.html

·        A Web of Online Dictionaries: www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/rbeard/diction.html

·        PONS Dictionaries: www.pons.de

·        Dictionary.com: www.dictionary.com

·        www.June29.com (The Internet Dictionary Project)

·        Projekt deutscher Wortschatz (a near-exhaustive dictionary of German and English including collocations): http://wortschatz.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/inhalt.htm

·        Wortwarte: http://www.sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de/~lothar/nw/

·        Theorie der Wörterbuchformen: Makrostrukturen http://de.geocities.com/boriskoerkelweb/studies/lexiko/makro1.html

·        Specialist Dictionaries and Glossaries: see Proseminar Fachsprache

·        see also www.dirk-siepmann.de/Links/links.html

 

4. Dictionaries

a) Learner’s dictionaries (including collocational dictionaries and vocabulary books[1])

[CIDE] Cambridge International Dictionary of English. 1995. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

[CCED] Collins COBUILD English Dictionary. 1995. New edition. London: HarperCollins

[LDCE] Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. 31995.  London: Longman

[OALD] Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary of Current English. 62000. Oxford: Oxford University Press

The LTP Dictionary of Selected Collocations. 1997. Hove: LTP.

The BBI Combinatory Dictionary of English. A Guide to Word Combinations. 1986. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

A Dictionary of English Style. 1931. Leipzig: Weber.

Oxford Collocations. Dictionary for Students of English. 2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cambridge Dictionary of American English. 2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Longman Dictionary of American English. A Dictionary for Learners of English. 21997. Harlow: Addison Wesley Longman.

English Vocabulary in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Großer Lernwortschatz Englisch. Munich: Hueber.

Englischer Wortschatz in Sachgruppen. Munich: Hueber.

Exercises in Collocational English. Münster: Aschendorff.

Words for Business. Berlin: Cornelsen.

Jean H. Duffy, Using French Vocabulary. 1999. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (read for free at http://shop.ebrary.com)

Mary E. Crocker, Schaum’s Outline of French Vocabulary. 1985/1998. New York: McGraw Hill. (read for free at http://shop.ebrary.com)

German-English Vocabulary Sheets

b) General-purpose dictionaries

The New Oxford Dictionary of English. 1998. Oxford: Oxford University Press

The Chambers Dictionary. 1998.  Edited by Catherine Schwarz. Edinburgh: Chambers Harrap

Collins English Dictionary. 52000.  Glasgow: Harper Collins

Concise Oxford Dictionary. 101999. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Longman Dictionary of the English Language. 1991.  New edition.  Edited by Brian O'Kill.  Harlow: Longman

Encarta World English Dictionary. 1999. St. Martin´s Press/Microsoft Encarta

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 42000. Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 101993. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster

Random House Webster´s College Dictionary. 31999. New York, NY: Random House

Webster's New World College Dictionary. 41999. New York, NY: Macmillan 

 

c) Dictionaries on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

Historical Dictionaries

[OED] The Oxford English Dictionary. 1989. Second edition. Prepared by J.A.Simpson and E.S.C. Weiner. Oxford: Clarendon Press (20 volumes) 

The Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition) on Compact Disc. 1992. Oxford: Oxford University Press 

[SOED] The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles. 1993. Edited by Lesley Brown. Oxford: Clarendon Press (2 volumes)

The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on CD-ROM. 1996. Oxford CD-ROM

British English

[CHAMBERS] The Chambers Dictionary. 1995. Edinburgh: Chambers 

The Chambers Dictionary on CD-ROM. 1997. London: LiRiSinteractive

[CCELD] Collins COBUILD English Language Dictionary. 1995. New edition. Findon: HarperCollins

[CCEU] Collins COBUILD English Usage. Findon: HarperCollins

[CCEG] Collins COBUILD English Grammar. Findon:HarperCollins

Collins COBUILD on CD-ROM, Version 1.2. Includes CCELD, CCEU, CCEG, together with a Word Bank containing 5 million words selected from the Collins COBUILD Bank of English corpus. 1995. Findon: HarperCollins 

[CED] Collins English Dictionary. 31995. Glasgow: Collins

[CT] Collins Thesaurus in A-Z Form. 21992. Glasgow: Collins

Collins Electronic English Dictionary & Thesaurus. 1996. Findon: HarperCollins Electronic Reference 

[COD] Concise Oxford Dictionary. 101999. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Concise Oxford Dictionary on CD-ROM. 2000. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Oxford Compendium 3.0 on CD-ROM, Version 3.0. Includes Concise Oxford Dictionary (9th edition), Oxford Thesaurus, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations. 1997. Oxford: Oxford University Press

[LDCE] Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. 31995.  London: Longman

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English on CD-ROM. 2000. London: Longman

[OALD] Oxford Advanced Learner´s Dictionary of Current English. 62000. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Oxford Advanced Learner´s Dictionary of Current English, Version 2.0. Electronic version of 6th edition on CD-ROM. 2000. Oxford: Oxford University Press

American English

[AHD] The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. 42000. Edited by Anne H. Soukhanov. Boston: Houghton Mifflin (CD-ROM included).

The American Heritage Talking Dictionary. 1999. Cambridge, MA: The Learning Company

[CDAE] Cambridge Dictionary of American English (CD-ROM included). 2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

[MWCD] Merriam-Webster´s Collegiate Dictionary. 101996. Edited by Frederick C. Mish. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster´s Collegiate Dictionary, Deluxe Audio Edition, Version 1.5 [on CD-ROM]. 1996. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster 

[NHD] The Newbury House Dictionary of American English (CD-ROM included). 1999. Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle

[RHD] Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary. 1996. Special second edition. Edited by Stuart Berg Flexner. New York (NY): Random House (The Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, Special Second Edition, is a revised and updated edition of the Random House Dictionary of the English Dictionary, Second Edition, Unabridged)

Random House Webster´s Unabridged Dictionary with Illustrations and Pronunciations. 1996. CD-ROM Version 2.0 (CD-ROM to accompany the Random House Compact Unabridged Dictionary, Special Second Edition). New York (NY): Random House

[WNWD] Webster's New World College Dictionary. 31996.  New York, NY: Macmillan 

Webster´s New World Dictionary & Thesaurus (on CD-ROM), revised and updated for 1999.  1998. New York, NY: Macmillan Digital Publishing

 



[1] (learner’s dictionaries = German Lernerwörterbücher, French dictionnaires d’apprentissage; vocabulary book = German Lernwörterbücher; French manuels de vocabulaire, recueils de vocabulaire)