SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Professor of Lexicography at School of Arts and Sciences





Tinatin Margalitadze studied linguistics and English at Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia. She did her postgraduate studies at the Chair of English Philology of TSU and in 1983 defended her candidate’s thesis (PhD) “Structural and Semantic Characterization of Adjectives in Modern English”. In 1989 she participated in Teacher Training Courses at the University of Surrey, Great Britain. In 1997 as a visiting scholar she spent one term at the Department of Linguistics, Cambridge University, Great Britain. In 2011 she was a visiting scholar at the University of Turin.
Since 1985 one of the compilers, editors, then editor in chief and publisher of Comprehensive English-Georgian Dictionary (14 published volumes; online version – www.dict.ge, comprising 110 000 entries). One of the compilers and editor of English-Georgian learner’s Dictionary. Editor of English-Georgian Military Online Dictionary (10 000 entries http://mil.dict.ge), English-Georgian Biology Online Dictionary (23 000 entries http://bio.dict.ge) and English-Russian-Georgian Technical Online Dictionary (18 000 entries http://techdict.ge).
In 2009 Tinatin Margalitadze launched MA and in 2011 PhD programs in lexicography at TSU.

She is one of the initiators and organizers of Batumi International Symposia in Lexicography (the first symposium was held in May 2010, the second – in May, 2012).
She is the organizer and chair of XVII EURALEX International Congress (Tbilisi, 2016) http://euralex2016.tsu.ge/

Scientific interests / research interests

Research interests of T. Margalitadze include: bilingual lexicography (general and specialized); the problem of equivalence in non-related and related languages; universal models of polysemous words; semantic structure of a word and dictionary definitions; history of Georgian bilingual lexicography; parallel corpora; corpus-driven lexicography; machine translation.

Books
⦁ T. Margalitadze, M. Odzeli. English-Georgian Dictionary by Marjory Wardrop. TSU Lexicographic Centre. TSU University Press. Tbilisi, 2019. ISBN 978-9941-13-903-1.
⦁ T. Margalitadze (editor), G. Meladze, G. Khundadze, Sh. Apridonidze, N. Kvernadze, Kh. Gurieli. English-Georgian Learner’s Dictionary (30 000 entries). TSU Lexicographic Centre. Tbilisi, 2019. ISBN 978-9941-30-509-2.
⦁ Margalitadze, Tinatin & Meladze, George (eds.), 2016. Proceedings of the XVII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography and Linguistic Diversity. Tbilisi: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. http://euralex.org/category/publications/euralex-2016/

Articles in magazines

⦁ T. Margalitadze. ‘Language and Ecology of Culture’. Lexicographica (International
annual for lexicography), № 36. Publisher: De Gruyter, 2020.
⦁ T. Margalitadze. ‘Definitions of the Oxford English Dictionary and Explanatory
Combinatorial Dictionary of I. Mel’čuk’. Proceedings of XIX EURALEX International Congress.  Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, 2020. https://euralex2020.gr

⦁ T. Margalitadze, G. Meladze. ‘The Lexicographic and Lexicological Aspects of a Web-
Based Chrestomathy of Gothic and Anglo-Saxon Written Records’. Lexikos (Journal of the African Association for lexicography – AFRILEX), № 29, 2019. ISSN 2224-0039 (online). DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/29-1-1513
⦁ T. Margalitadze. ‘Once Again Why Lexicography is Science’. Lexikos (Journal of the
African Association for lexicography – AFRILEX), № 28, 2018. ISSN 2224-0039 (online). DOI: https://doi.org/10.5788/28-1-1464
An extensive list of publications
⦁ print dictionaries:

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (Editor-in-chief), Giorgi Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. XIV volume, Letter P, 270 pp.
Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2012.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (Editor-in-chief), Giorgi Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. XIII volume, letter O, 125 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2008.

⦁ Donald Rayfield (editor-in-chief), Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze, Laurence Broers, Tinatin Margalitadze, Rusudan Amirejibi. ‘A Comprehensive Georgian-English Dictionary’ (140 000 entries) in two volumes, 1730 pp. Garnett Press, London 2006.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. XII volume, letter N, 100 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2006.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. XI volume, letter M, 150 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2003.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. X volume, letters J,K,L, 190 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2001.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. IX volume, letter I, 160 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 1999.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. VIII volume, letter H, 160 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 1998.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. VII volume, letter G, 145 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 1998.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. VI volume, letter F, 170 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 1997.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. V volume, letter E, 130 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 1997.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. IV volume, letter D, 180 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 1996.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. III volume, letter C, 260 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 1996.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. II volume, letter B, 180 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 1996.

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘English-Georgian Dictionary’. I volume, letter A, 160 pp. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 1995.

b. Online Dictionaries:
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor-in-chief), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze, Ariane Chanturia, Shukia Apridonidze. ‘A Comprehensive English-Georgian Online Dictionary’ (110 000 entries). Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2010. ⦁ www.dictionary.ge ⦁ www.dict.ge

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze. ‘English-Georgian Military Online Dictionary’ (10 000 entries). Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2009. ⦁ http://mil.dict.ge

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor), Nino Porakishvili (editor), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze. ‘English-Georgian Biology Online Dictionary’ (23 000 entries). Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2013. ⦁ http://bio.dict.ge

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze (editor), George Meladze, Gela Khundadze. ‘English-Russian-Georgian Technical Online Dictionary’ (18 000 entries). Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2016. ⦁ http://tech.dict.ge

c. Electronic Corpus
⦁ English-Georgian Parallel Corpus. Lexicographic Centre, Tbilisi State University. Tbilisi, 2015. ⦁ http://corp.dict.ge

⦁ Online Chrestomathy
⦁ Online Reader of Gothic and Anglo-Saxon Written Records with Dictionaries and Grammar Reference Sources. TSU Lexicographic Centre. Tbilisi, 2015. http://germanic.ge

⦁ Electronic Courses of Lectures for Students:

⦁ T. Margalitadze. ‘Foundations of Lexicography’ (electronic course of lectures for BA students). Tbilisi State University. ⦁ www.margaliti.com. 2020.

⦁ T. Margalitadze. ‘Foundations of Indo-European Philology’ (electronic course of lectures for BA students). Tbilisi State University. ⦁ www.margaliti.com. 2020.

⦁ T. Margalitadze. ‘Meaning of a Word and Methods of its Research’ (electronic course of lectures for MA students). Tbilisi State University. ⦁ www.margaliti.com. 2010.

⦁ Articles related to Lexicography:

⦁ T. Margalitadze (local partner), group of authors. ‘The image of the monolingual dictionary
across Europe: Results of the European survey of dictionary use and culture’. International Journal of Lexicography, vol. 32, Issue 1, 2018, გვ. 92–114. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecy022.
⦁ T. Margalitadze. ‘Towards Terminological Policy in Georgia’. Proceedings of the
International conference Humanities in the Information Society III. Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University Publishing House, 2019. ISSN 1987-7625. ISBN 978-9941-462-86-3
⦁ T. Margalitadze. ‘New Platform for Georgian Online Terminological Dictionaries and
Multilingual Dictionary Management System’. Proceedings of XVIII EURALEX International Congress. Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2018. https://euralex.org/wp-content/themes/euralex/proceedings/Euralex%202018/118-4-2995-1-10-20180820.pdf
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze. ‘Interpretation of Polysemy in some Georgian Translations of Byron’s
poems from a Lexicographer’s Perspective’. Byron Original and Translated. Proceedings of the 40th International Byron Conference. Tbilisi: Tbilisi University Press, 2017.
⦁ Margalitadze, Tinatin & Meladze, George (2016). ‘Importance of the Issue of Partial
Equivalence for Bilingual Lexicography and Language Teaching. Margalitadze, Tinatin & Meladze, George (eds.). Proceedings of the XVII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography and Linguistic Diversity. Tbilisi: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. http://euralex.org/publications/importance-of-the-issue-of-partial-equivalence-for-bilingual- lexicography-and-language-teaching/

⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze. ‘The Comprehensive English-Georgian Online Dictionary and
Translation of Shakespeare into Georgian’. Proceedings of the International conference ‘Shakespeare 450’. Publishing House ‘Universal’, Tbilisi 2015, pp. 137 – 148.
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze. ‘Polysemous Models of Words and Their Representation in a
Dictionary Entry’. Proceedings of XVI International Congress of EURALEX. Bolzano, 2014 (Italy). https://euralex.org/wp-content/themes/euralex/proceedings/Euralex%202014/euralex_2014_079_p_1025.pdf
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze. ‘Some Methodological Issues of Compilation of New European-
Georgian Academic Dictionaries’. Proceedings of the International Conference ‘Humanities in the Information Society – II’. Batumi University Press. Batumi, 2014, pp. 308 – 313.
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze, M. Odzeli. ‘Lexicographic Activity of Marjory Wardrop’. The
Kartvelologist. Journal of Georgian Studies. Tbilisi State University 2014.
⦁ T. Margalitadze, ‘Lexicographic Centre at Tbilisi State University: History, Projects, Modern
Technologies’. Proceedings of the Conference ‘The Georgian Language – Challenges of the 21st century’, organized by the Parliament of Georgia. 2013
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze. ‘English-Georgian Lexicography’. The Kartvelologist. Journal of
Georgian Studies. Tbilisi State University 2013. http://kartvelologi.tsu.ge/index.php/ge/journal/inner/58
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze, George Keretchashvili. ‘From DOC Files to a Modern Online
Dictionary’. Kosem, I., Kallas, J., Gantar, P., Krek, S., Langemets, M., Tuulik, M. (eds.) 2013. Electronic lexicography in the 21st century: thinking outside the paper. Proceedings of the eLex 2013 conference, 17-19 October 2013, Tallinn, Estonia. Ljubljana/Tallinn: Trojina, Institute for Applied Slovene Studies/Eesti Keele Instituut. http://eki.ee/elex2013
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze. ‘Is Lexicography Science?’. Proceedings of the International
Conference ‘Modern Interdisciplinarism and Humanitarian Thinking’. Kutaisi State University, Kutaisi, 2013.
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze, Giorgi Meladze. ‘The Comprehensive English-Georgian Dictionary
as a Basis for Bilingual European-Georgian Dictionaries’. Electronic Bilingual Journal ‘Spekali’. Tbilisi State University. 2013. http://www.spekali.tsu.ge/index.php/en/article/viewArticle/7/62/
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze. ‘The Comprehensive English-Georgian Online Dictionary:
Methods, Principles, Modern Technologies’. Proceedings of the XV EURALEX International Congress. Oslo, Norway, 2012.
http://www.euralex.org/proceedings-toc/euralex_2012/
⦁ Tinatin Margalitadze. ‘Centre for Bilingual Lexicography at Tbilisi State University,
Georgia. Projects, Methods, History’. Proceedings of the XIV EURALEX International Congress. Fryske Akademy. Leeuwarden, Netherlands, 2010.
http://www.euralex.org/proceedings-toc/euralex_2010/
⦁ T. Margalitadze. ‘History of English-Georgian Lexicography in Georgia. Setting up a New
Tradition’. Proceedings of Batumi International Conference “Humanities in the Information Society”. Batumi University Press. Batumi, 2009.

Current Courses

Course Catalog

Foundations of Indo-European Philology’ – 2020 – 2021 Autumn term, BA level
‘Foundations of Lexicography’ – 2020 – 2021 Autumn term, BA level

⦁ ‘Word meaning and methods of its research’ – 2020 – 2021, Autumn term, MA level, TSU
⦁ ‘Terminology: history, methods, modern technologies’ – 2020 – 2021, Autumn term, MA level, TSU
⦁ ‘Genres of lexicography’ – 2020 – 2021, Autumn term, MA level, TSU
⦁ ‘Comparative grammar of the Germanic languages’ – 2020 – 2021, Autumn term, MA level, TSU
⦁ ‘History of Georgian and English lexicography’ – 2018 – 2019, Spring term, MA level, TSU
⦁ ‘History of the English language’ – 2018 – 2019, Spring term, BA level, TSU
⦁ ‘Foundations of lexicography’ – 2018 – 2019, Spring term, BA level, TSU

Member of European Association for lexicography (EURALEX) since 1997;
Member of the Executive Board of EURALEX from 2012 till 2018;
Member of African Association for Lexicography (AFRILEX) since 2017;
Member of Dictionary Society of North America (DSNA) since 2017;
Associate member of the Consortium European Master in Lexicography (EMLEX)