Call for Papers: Papers may address a wide range of areas associated with lexicography, lexicology, endangered languages, Revival Linguistics, contact linguistics, social empowerment through language, and words, culture and identity. Topics may include dictionaries in Indigenous, minority and other endangered communities, dialectal lexicons, the educational and cultural roles of dictionaries, talknological dictionaries, dictionaries and Native Tongue Title, lexical engineering, and language policy and lexicography. Papers can address controversies such as the ‘Give us authenticity or give us death’ argument and the descriptive/prescriptive debate. Other topics may include learners’ dictionaries, specialist dictionaries, phraseology, proverbs, onomastics and terminology. Proposals for panels, papers or posters are due to organizer Julia Miller by 1 December 2012.
For details on abstracts and more information about the conference, including student bursaries, visit the Australex website.