Course code Valo2643
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 16 16 48
E-courses Valo2643: Latvian Lexicography
Course annotation The aim of the course is to analyse Latvian dictionaries, starting with the first dictionary “Lettus” (1638) created by G. Mancelis up to the latest editions of dictionaries in the 21st century. Special attention is paid to different types of dictionaries and different levels of their structure: mega structure, macro structure and micro structure. Students practise in practical use of dictionaries as well.
Results Students get acquainted with different types of dictionaries, the most important Latvian dictionaries of different periods and their structure. They gain practical skills in using Latvian dictionaries as well and acquire the necessary lexicographic competence.
Course plan 1.Introduction. Lexicography and its border disciplines. L2
2.Types of dictionaries. L2
3.Methods in lexicography. L2
4.Structural levels of dictionaries. L2
5.Microstructure of dicitionaries. L2
6.Latvian dictionaries in the 17th century. L2 S2
7.Latvian dictionaries in the 18th and 19th centuries. L2 S2
8.Beginnings of Latvian national lexicography.L2 S2
9.„Latviešu valodas vārdnīca” („The Dictionary of the Latvian Language”) by K. Mīlenbahs.S2
10.Dictionaries of Standard Latvian.S2
11.Special dictionaries of Latvian.S4
12.Electronic data bases and their formation.S2
Requirements for obtaining credit points Attendance of lectures and seminars is obligatory (not less than 90%).
A presentation about one of the dictionaries (50%).
Written final exam (50%).
Study programmes Baltic Philology