We're having a terrific time here in Montreal at the 2011 DSNA meeting, thanks to Lise Winer and her organizational team. We started with two papers on French dictionaries for Quebec and the Carribbean, followed by a reception celebrating the 50th anniversary of Webster's Third International, hosted by Peter Sokolowski of Merriam Webster. If anyone took a photo of the cake before the ravenous horde descended, send it along so I can post it! Here's a snap of our VINTAGE party favor:
The next morning Ron Butters gave a paper on "‘Chocolate chip’ and the silent subreption of the lexicon" that sent everyone hungrily out into the coffee break, where Lise mercifully had arranged for chocolate chip cookies.
Here's the gang, on the steps of the Redpath Museum at McGill University (thanks to Linda Hancher for stepping in as photographer):
and here's a photo of one of the fascinating dictionaries in the exhibit that the Rare Books Collection staff at McGill put together (along with a jolly reception on Thursday night):
And here, for what's it's worth, is a photo I included in my own presentation, "Secular Bibles: Annotations in Early American Dictionaries." The dictionary is in the Cordell Collection.
If you took any photos you'd like to share, or if you're posting them on your own blog, do let me know.