Dictionary of Croatian Idioms

A born-digital, corpus-driven, open-access dictionary of Croatian idioms

Dictionary

Project goal

The goal of the project is to create an open-access dictionary of Croatian idioms based on data from a large electronic corpus. The resulting dictionary will serve as a gateway for a large number of users and researchers to current idiomatic usage of Croatian.

Corpus

The dictionary is based on the Croatian web corpus hrWaC (1.2 billion words). Using a large electronic corpus to compile a dictionary is in line with one of the key principles of modern-day lexicography: we can obtain reliable linguistic data by observing language in use.

21 November

Parizoska, Jelena. “Idiom modifications in dictionaries: Creativity meets systematicity”

10th International Symposium Intercontinental Dialogue on Phraseology The World of Plants in Phraseology and Proverbs, Faculty of Philology, University of Białystok (Poland) & Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb (Croatia), online, 20 November 2021

12 September

Parizoska, Jelena; Filipović Petrović, Ivana. “The advantages of e-lexicography for compiling online dictionaries of idioms”

35th International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society Language in the digital environment, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia, 11 September 2021

07 July

Parizoska, Jelena; Filipović Petrović, Ivana. “Variation in idioms dictionaries: Lexicographer’s work in the post-editing era”

International Conference Electronic lexicography in the 21st century (eLex 2021): Post-editing lexicography. Brno, Czechia (online), 5 July 2021
Recorded presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV5ZYMgdRf0

27 September

Parizoska, Jelena. “Idiom Modifications: What Grammar Reveals about Conceptual Structure”

34th International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society Linguistic and extralinguistic in interaction, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Croatia (online), 26 September 2020 (invited)