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Centre of Lexicography

Head: Dr Zita Virginija Šimėnaitė

 

Major areas of activity

 

Theoretical aspects of lexicology and lexicography

 

  • Lexicon and semantics of Lithuanian
  • Monolingual and multilingual lexicography
  • Electronic lexicography

 

Practical aspects of lexicography

 

  • Explanatory dictionaries of Lithuanian
  • Special dictionaries of Lithuanian
  • Semantic dictionaries of Lithuanian
  • Historical dictionaries of Lithuanian
  • Comprehensive dictionaries of Lithuanian dialects
  • Bilingual dictionaries of lesser used languages


 

Serial publications

 

Leksikologija ir leksikografija I. Aiškinamųjų bendrinės kalbos žodynų aktualijos, compiled by Ritutė Petrokienė, Vilnius: Lietuvių kalbos instituto leidykla, ISBN 978-9955-704-41-6 (Section 1); ISBN 978-9955-704-42-3 (serial).

 

Scientific events

 

International conferences on historical and contemporary lexicology, history and theory of lexicography, electronic lexicography, collection and storage of lexical data and setting up databases

 

  • Problems of Lexicography and Lexicology (Leksikografijos ir leksikologijos problemos), commemorating Antanas Salys’ 100th birth anniversary, 2002.
  • Topical Issues of Explanatory Dictionaries of Standard Language (Aktualūs aiškinamųjų bendrinės kalbos žodynų klausimai), 2004.
  • Lexicology and Terminology: theory, practice, history (Leksikologija ir terminologija: teorija, praktika, istorija), commemorating Jonas Kruopas’ 100thbirth anniversary, 2008.

 

Research seminars on lexicography

 

  • Dictionary of Lithuanian in the computer and on the screen (Lietuvių kalbos žodynas kompiuteryje ir ekrane), 2004.
  • Dictionary of Lithuanian: present and future (Lietuvių kalbos žodynas: dabartis ir perspektyvos), 2005.
  • Setting up a national base of the Lithuanian language resources on the basis of the academic edition of the “Dictionary of Lithuanian” (Nacionalinės lietuvių kalbos išteklių bazės akademinio „Lietuvių kalbos žodyno“ pagrindu kūrimas), 2006.
  • Problems of collecting and digitalising the lexicon (Leksikos kaupimo ir skaitmeninimo problemos), 2007.
  • Lexicography of EU languages: tradition and innovations (Europos Sąjungos kalbų leksikografija: tradicija ir naujovės), 2007.
  • Electronic versions of the “Dictionary of Lithuanian” for research and the society(Elektroninio „Lietuvių kalbos žodyno“ variantai mokslui ir visuomenei),2008.


Scientific exhibitions

 

The exhibition The Dictionary of Lithuanian—the largest work in Lithuanian linguistics (Lietuvių kalbos žodynas – didžiausias lietuvių kalbotyros veikalas), was launched in all libraries of the country, 2002–2003.


Applied research

 

The website of the academic edition of the Dictionary of Lithuanian (Lietuvių kalbos žodynas) (11 million words; 0.5 million lexicographic entries) www.lkz.lt is in operation. Administrator: Dr Gertrūda Naktinienė, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Databases

 

Digitalisation of the “Dictionary of Lithuanian”: the core card index (Skaitmeninė lietuvių kalbos žodyno pagrindinė kartoteka), manager: Dr Ritutė Petrokienė, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Digitalisation of the “Dictionary of Lithuanian”: amendments (Skaitmeninė lietuvių kalbos žodyno papildymų kartoteka), manager: Dr Gertrūda Naktinienė, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Database of the Lexicon of Standard Lithuanian (Bendrinės lietuvių kalbos leksikos duomenų bazė), co-authored with the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, manager: Dr Daiva Murmulaitytė, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Projects

 

Digitalisation of the Core Card Index of the Dictionary of Lithuanian and Setting up a Database (Lietuvių kalbos žodyno pagrindinės kartotekos skaitmeninimas ir duomenų bazės kūrimas), started in 2006, a joint project with Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, manager: Dr Ritutė Petrokienė, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Setting up a National Database of Language Resources (Nacionalinės kalbos išteklių duomenų bazės kūrimas), started in 2005, manager: Assoc. Prof. Dr Jolanta Zabarskaitė, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Collecting the Lexicon of the Lithuanian Language (Lietuvių kalbos leksikos kaupimas), started in 1996, managers Dr Ritutė Petrokienė and Dr Gertrūda Naktinienė, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Scientific awards of the decade

 

The Lithuanian Science Award, the most prestigious award in research in the country, has been conferred on:

Dr Jonas Paulauskas, Dr Irena Ermanytė, Dr Gertrūda Naktinienė, Dr Zita Šimėnaitė for the Dictionary of Idioms (Frazeologijos žodynas), 2002.

Dr Gertrūda Naktinienė, Evaldas Ožeraitis, Assoc. Prof. Dr Jolanta Zabarskaitė, Prof. Dr Habil. Vytautas Zinkevičius were nominated for the National Award of Advancement for the internet version of the Dictionary of Lithuanian (Lietuvių kalbos žodynas), 2007.

 

Partners in Lithuania and beyond

 

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius Pedagogical University, Šiauliai University, Charles University in Prague, Budapest University, Immanuel Kant State University of Russia (Kaliningrad), Fryske Academy (Netherlands), Institute of Literature at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Linguistics at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences etc.

The Lexicography Centre is a member of EURALEX; Assoc. Prof. Dr Jolanta Zabarskaitė is a member of international EFNILEX group; for further details see http://www.efnil.org/projects/efnilex.


Contact information

 

+ 370 5 234 71 95, + 370 5 263 80 46

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