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Project code: 6-03-319


Main researcher: ŠIMUNKOVIĆ, LJERKA (48281)

Type of research: applied
Duration from: 02/08/93. to 02/08/98.

Papers on project (total): 23
Institution name: Filozofski fakultet, Zadar (70)
Department/Institute: Department of Italian language and literature
Address: Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV 2
City: 23000 - Zadar, Croatia
Phone: 385 (0)57 437-111
Phone: 385 (0)58 526-363 (private)

Summary: Unit I: Putti's pictorial dictionary is unique in european and probably in a larger cultural sphere. Since it grew out of the Croatian ground, we may consider it also on an equal footing as a part of Croatian cultural heritage, on which in a pictorial part considerably relies on, although it was written in italian language. Unit II: The glossaries should be the exxential expedients for a proper interpretation of the medieval and subsequent documents (notarial written documents, municipal statutes, testaments, contracts etc.) drawn up mainly in Dalmatian towns. Since in the course of these centuries in the written usage prevaled Latin and Italian language, but in oral Croatian one, it was important to establish interactions and semantics shifts, by means of diacronic and areal method. Enlightening of these linguistic problems enables us to have better insight in Dalmatian every day life, in a way used by Braudel's school, so the results of the researches should show the proportion of the existence on the Croatian coast of Latin, Italian and Croatian influence in every day life, as by terminological so by legal and ethnologic standpoint.

Keywords: Word, lexeme, drawing, headword, table, abstract concept, parts of speech, dictionary, pictorial dictionary, intuition, lexicography, gloss, semantics.

Research goals: Regarding the pictorial dictionary, the aim is to research the author's biography and all the circumstances in which this work had origin, and consequently for the first time publish it in a critical edition,presenting it to the world public. Since it is a very expencive editorial undertaking, the most eminent Italian lexicograph publishing house "Accademia della Crusca" will be the publisher of this dictionary, about what has already been obtained an agreement. It is also expected to publish a separate book about this dictionary, richly illustrated with examples of drawings and incorporating all data about the author, the dictionary and the author's time. The program also includes a series of articles about the same dictionary. The aim of glossaries is to select a specialized lexical stock from the documents (notarial written documents, municipal statutes, testaments, contracts etc.), to treat it etymologically, to find out all Croatian equivalents of that period (if they exist), explaning the meaning by Croatian contemporary language. The expected contribution is to create manuals,which willhelp the researches of other professions to be able to translate documents - and what lacks in our lexicography - whereas the semantic shifts grew already in such size that a great number of text became difficult to understand. According to the bybliography of Croatian dictionaries (B.Franolić, A Bibliography of Croatian Dictionaries, N.E.L., Paris 1985) it results that in the former Croatian lexicography do not exist specialized dictionaries of such impostation.


  1. Name of project: 5-03-208 DALMATINSKO STATUTARNO PRAVO
    Name of institution: Pravni fakultet - Split
    City: 21000 - Split, Croatia

  2. Name of project: >6-03-173 DALMATINSKA SVAKIDAŠNJICA U 14. I 15. STOLJEĆU
    Name of institution: Filozofski fakultet - Zadar
    City: 23000 - Zadar, Croatia


  1. Name of institution: Accademia della Crusca
    Type of institution: University/Faculty
    City: Firenze, Italia

  2. Name of institution: Universita degli studi di Venezia
    Type of institution: Economical/Production
    City: Venezia, Italia

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