Start planning your trip to DSNA 2013!! The website for our 19th biennial meeting is now available here, with information about registration and lodging, as well as the call for papers. We look forward to seeing you next May!
The 2013 meeting of Australex, centered on the theme of "Endangered Words, and Signs of Revival," will be held at The University of Adelaide, Australia, 25-27 July 2013.
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.
The 19th Biennial Meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America will be held at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. The program will begin with lectures on the morning of Thursday, May 23 and will run through Saturday afternoon, May 25. The University Library’s Special Collections Department will give guided tours of historical collections, such as the Senator Richard Russell collection, as well as the Peabody Awards collection.
Those wishing to present papers (no longer than 20 minutes) should send abstracts or questions to Don McCreary at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than10 January 2013. Abstracts for papers on any topic relating to the history, theory, or practice of lexicography are welcome. Queries by mail should be sent to: Don R. McCreary, Department of English, Park Hall, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
A conference website and information on registration, lodging, and travel will be available later this year.
The Board of AFRILEX (i.e. the African Association for Lexicography) has decided to turn Lexikos into an open-access journal. Starting with Volume 21 (2011), Lexikos is now freely available to all online readers. Back issues are being added as they are digitized and indexed. The journal is online here.
Also, the 17th International AFRILEX conference has released its Call for Papers. The conference will be held 3-5 July 2012 in Pretoria, South Africa. Abstracts for papers on any aspect of lexicography or terminology are invited.
The Annual International Conference on Language, Literature and Linguistics (L3 2012) has announced a Call for Papers for its next meeting, to be held 9-10 July in Singapore. For more information, visit the conference website.
"Digital Dictionaries." Call for papers, Modern Language Association annual convention, Boston, January 3-6, 2013; Lexicography Discussion Group.
Dictionaries once stood apart, as bound paper; now they gloss digital text digitally. Who uses which ones? Who compiles them? How good are they? What difference does it make? Abstracts by March 1, 2012, to Michael Hancher.
The 7th Congress of the International Society of Dialectology and Geolinguistics will be held in Vienna (Austria) from 23-28 July, under the auspices of the Institute for Lexicography of Austrian Dialects and Names (DINAMLEX) at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
In the course of this international event, there will be two parts entitled dialect 2.0 and wboe100. Both emphasize on dialectology and variety linguistics, geolinguistics , dialect dictionaries, lexicography and atlases in the age of cyberscience in interdisciplinary and international context. In addition the wboe100 focuses on 100 years of research in dialect lexicography in Austria in an international context, due to the centenary of the DINAMLEX in 2012.
The deadline for submissions of abstracts is 30 November 2011. For further information about the conference, visit the Congress website.
A call for papers has been distributed by the International Conference on Language, Literature and Linguistics, to be held in Singapore 9-10 July 2012. For information on proposal requirements, keynote speakers, awards and other conference details, please visit the conference website.
Papers, posters and software demonstrations are invited on all topics of lexicography, including, but not limited to, the following fields, which are the main focus of the congress:
• Lexicography and national Identity • Indigenous Languages and Lexicography • Corpus-driven Lexicography • Lexicography in Language Technology • Multilingual Lexicography • Lexicography and semantic Theory • Terminology, LSP and Lexicography • Reports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects
Papers, posters and demonstrations relevant to the congress, but which do not fit into any of the categories above, will be reviewed and considered for presentation.
The Lexicology of Languages for Specific Purposes Research Group (LexEsp) has announced its International Seminar on English and ESP Lexicology and Lexicography to be held at the University of Alicante (Spain) on November 24-26, 2011. The organizing committee encourages the submission of individual abstracts focused on the following areas: Specialized Lexis/Lexicology, Specialized Dictionaries, General Dictionaries Structure and Composition, Bilingual (English-Spanish) Lexicography, Computational Lexicography and Lexicology, English Historical and Scholarly Lexicography and Etymology, Dictionary Use, Word-formation Processes in General and Professional English, Terminology and Terminography, Phraseology and Collocation, and Educational Technology for Lexis/Lexicology Teaching and Learning.
Abstracts of up to 300 words should be submitted by Friday 7 October 2011. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed. For more information and for the Abstract Submission template, visit the LexEsp conference website.