Dictionaries as subject matter of lexicography. Historical survey of french lexicography. Types of dictionaries. Structure of dictionary entry. Types of lexical units. Monoword and multiword lexical units. Lexicographic definition (dictionary and encyclopedia). Literal and figurative meaning in dictionaries. Semantic relations and semantic processes in dictionaries. Lexicographic examples as linguistic and cultural context for linguistic units. Referential and intercommunicative word value in dictionaries. Paper and electronic dictionaries. Using internet linguistic corpora: various lexicographic portals for French language and digital libraries for lexicographic literature.