Dictionary of Croatian Idioms

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

Dictionary Impresum

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.

13 August

Filipović Petrović, Ivana. “A corpus-driven approach to lexicographic definitions: the representation of meaning in the electronic Dictionary of Croatian Idioms”

The XX EURALEX International Congress Dictionaries and Society, Mannheim, Germany, 14 July 2022

13 August

Filipović Petrović, Ivana. “Conventionality of idioms in lexicographic evidence: the case of the Dictionary of Croatian literary language”

ICHLL2022: International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology 2022, Lorient, France (online), 23 June 2022

13 August

Filipović Petrović, Ivana. ELEXIS Showcase Event.

Florence, Italy, 7–8 June 2022
https://elex.is/elexis-showcase-event-florence/

12 June

Parizoska, Jelena; Filipović Petrović, Ivana. “Varieties in a corpus-driven dictionary of idioms”

36th International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society Standard and nonstandard varieties, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia, 11 June 2022

18 January

Filipović Petrović, Ivana. “Idioms in use: Looking through corpus glasses”

Department of Croatian, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, Croatia, 18 January 2022 (invited)

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