Word featured in The Simpsons becomes latest addition to Collins English Dictionary. A word which suggests a lack of enthusiasm has beaten hundreds of others to become the latest addition to the Collins English Dictionary. For the rest of the article, visit http://tinyurl.com/6a633f.
Have you ever taught a class of ESL/EFL students who worship their dictionaries? Or had one of those days when the beeping sound of an electronic dictionary steals classroom attention for that one crucial moment during the lesson? To make matters worse, some of these dictionaries have ring tones and other unnecessary sound effects that amplify the distractions.
The Dictionary Society of North America is offering its annual award for research and study in lexicography. The Award will support one or more lexicographical projects during the year 2009, with grants of up to $2,500.
Laurence Urdang funded this award from 1995 to 2008; the award for 2009 will be presented in his memory.
Project name. Applicant's name, mailing address and email address. A statement of the project's immediate goals and expected long-range results. A description of the methodology or procedures to be used. A summary budget of total expenses for the project. The budget may include costs of travel, tuition, materials, subsistence, and related expenses. An identification of other sources of support available for the project. A one-page biographical resume for the applicant.
The proposal, including the resume, should total no more than three pages, single-spaced.
Mail proposals to: DSNA President PROF. TERRY PRATT 932 PETERS ROAD, RR#3 BONSHAW, P.E.I. C0A 1C0, CANADA,