EURALEX 40th ANNIVERSARY LECTURE SERIES

To commemorate 40 years since its inception, EURALEX is organising a two week online lecture series. Presenters are past presidents of EURALEX, in their lectures they will address various topics, from dictionary use, historical lexicography, AI in lexicography, as well as the past and future of EURALEX.

Each lecture/interview will be followed by a one-hour session with the presenter, aimed specifically at junior lexicographers, i.e. lexicographers at the beginning of their career, who will have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss their research/word, ask for advice etc.

Zoom link will be provided on this page on the day of the lecture.

Wednesday, 4th October 2023

16:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

17:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Gilles-Maurice de Schryver

interview

(interviewer: Stefan Engelberg)

Thursday, 5th October 2023

16:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

17:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Janet DeCesaris

Lecture

Lexicographic traditions: a personal view

Friday, 6th October 2023

11:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

12:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Carla Marello

interview

(interviewer: Tinatin Margalitadze)

Monday, 9th October 2023

10:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

11:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Lars Trap-Jensen

Lecture

The importance of network in lexicography

Tuesday, 10th October 2023

17:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

18:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Geoffrey Williams

Lecture

Henri Basnage: the reluctant lexicographer

Wednesday, 11th October 2023

16:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

17:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Andrea Abel

Lecture

Join-in Lexicography: User Participation in Electronic Reference Works

Thursday, 12th October 2023

10:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

11:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Annette Klosa-K├╝ckelhaus

Lecture

Old and new lexicographic challenges

Abstract:

In my talk, I will discuss some of the problems I have encountered in my lexicographic practice. Although the dictionary projects I have worked on have found ways to solve these problems, these issues still concern me. I believe that they also concern other professional lexicographers; even in future times when we will be assisted even more than we are today by appropriate technologies. With my presentation, I would also like to initiate the discussion about which fundamental lexicographic challenges are worth further research. Finally, I would like to argue that we should do this in exchange across language/country borders and different lexicographic traditions, for which the EURALEX community provides the appropriate framework.

16:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

17:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Zoe Gavriilidou

Lecture

Strategic Dictionary Use and soft skill development

In an era characterized by rapid technological advancements and evolving workplace dynamics, soft skills have emerged as pivotal determinants of professional success. This talk delves into the relationship between strategic dictionary use and the cultivation of essential soft skills. We explore how individuals, from students to seasoned professionals, can harness the power of dictionaries as versatile tools for enhancing communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. By delving into case studies, practical examples, and research findings, we uncover the transformative potential of deliberate and strategic dictionary utilization.

Friday, 13th October 2023

10:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

11:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Krista Varantola

interview

(interviewer: Michael Rundell)

16:00 CEST (Berlin)

 

17:00 CEST

  • Q&A with junior lexicographers

Thierry Fontenelle

Lecture

From lexicography to translation via proofing tools and terminology: an enjoyable journey