Lexicology, Lexigography and Terminology


1. To deepen the knowledge and critical understanding of thepretical and methodological models;
2. To develop the capacity for critical analys and formulation of new and complex ideas;
3. To reflect on the relationship between lexicon, terminology and computer applications;
4. To apply the knowledge acquired to individual research.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Rute Vilhena Costa


Weekly - 2

Total - 280

Teaching language





Amaro, R., & Mendes, S. (2016) Lexicologia e Linguística Computacional. In A. M. Martins, & E. Carrilho (Eds.), Manual de Linguística Portuguesa. Mouton de Gruyter.
Costa, R. (2017) Les normes en terminologie. Que faire des synonymes ?. In: Candel, D. & Ledouble, H. (Eds). Normes linguistiques et terminologiques : conflits d'usages, Cahiers de Lexicologie, nº 110, Classiques Garnier.
Daille, B. (2017) Term Variation in Specialised Corpora. Characterisation, automatic discovery and applications. John Benjamins.
Fuertes-Olivera, Pedro. A. (Ed.) (2017) The Routledge Handbook of Lexicography. Routledge.
Kockaert, H. J., Steurs, F. (Eds.) (2015) Handbook of Terminology, vol. 1. John Benjamins.
L’Homme, M.-C. (2010) Lexical Semantics for Terminology. An introduction. John Benjamins
McEnery, T. & Hardie, A. (2012) Corpus Linguistics: Method, theory and practice. Cambridge University Press.
Tahmasebi, N. et al. (Eds.) (2021) Computational approaches to semantic Change. Language Science Press.

Teaching method

Lectures and tutorials, based on the presentation of the course contents and seminar presentation and discussion of selected texts in each module. In addition to class participation and to the course readings, each student will write an essay, with tutorial support, which should focus on theoretical and methodological issues relevant to the specificities of Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology work

Evaluation method

Evaluation method - Students will be assessed on the basis of their classroom participation, including discussion of the texts presented (30%), and of their final report, which should be the result of autonomous and original work(70%)

Subject matter

1. Lexicon and knowledge
1.1 General and specialized lexicons
1.2 Lexical unit term and linguistic knowledge
1.3 Semasiology and onomaiology
2. Lexicology models and theoretical perspectives
3. Terminology models and theoretical perspectives
4. Corpora analysis for Lexicology, Lexicography and Terminology
5. Terminology and Specialized Lexicography
6. Lexicology and Computational Linguistics
7. Practical applications


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