At Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, interested students can apply for the new international MA program, European Master of Lexicography (EMLex). The EMLex program offers international and interdisciplinary training for lexicographers, teaches lexicographic theories at a high international level, focuses on the practice of dictionary making, and brings together students from different European countries. The program is offered by ten institutions in cooperation. Languages of instruction are German and English.
The EMLex program starts in the winter semester. For more information, please visit the program's website or contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Schierholz, Germanistische LinguistikBismarckstr., 1D-91054, Erlangen, Germany. The application deadline is 31 May.
isn't it nice that they print a separate little article on the corrections page, bringing DSNA once again to everyone's notice? I don't know how many DSNA members wrote indignantly to the Times to inform the editor that we are the Dictionary Society of North America but thank you for your vigilance.
By the way, the new address for our blog is a temporary measure--we will be resuming our old address shortly.
The Reading Life blog for 2 March 2010 recommends popular works on lexicography--all are mentioned in DSNA's reading list, I think, but the blog's compilation is usefully annotated. If you have any suggestions for works I could add to our list, drop me a line.
Ben Zimmer, executive producer of the Visual Thesaurus and Vocabulary.com, and a longtime member of DSNA, has just been named the "On Language" columnist for The New York Times Magazine. He will be replacing William Safire, another DSNA member, who passed away last year. Beginning with the March 21 issue of the Magazine, Ben will be writing the column on a biweekly basis.
The Visual Thesausus reports that: "Ben's writing about language has also appeared in Slate, the Boston Globe, Forbes.com, and the linguistics blog Language Log. William Safire frequently called upon his linguistic expertise, once calling him "that etymological Inspector Javert." He filled in as "On Language" columnist in 2009 when Safire went on hiatus due to ill health, and after Safire's passing he wrote a touching tribute in the Magazine entitled, "The Maven, Nevermore."