A Catalogue of Dictionaries, Vocabularies, Grammars, and Alphabets William Marsden

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Born in Ireland, William Marsden (1754–1836) was a pioneer in the study of oriental languages, in particular those of modern-day Malaysia and Indonesia. At the age of seventeen he joined his elder brother to work for the East India Company in Sumatra, and began researching the languages of the East Indies. He moved to London in 1779 and became associated with its scientific and academic circles, attending meetings of the Royal Society and becoming a friend of Sir Joseph Banks. This gave him access to vocabularies compiled by naval officers, and these, combined with his own observations, allowed him to produce the pioneering works that made his reputation. (His History of Sumatra and Dictionary of the Malayan Language are also reissued in this series.) First published in 1796, this work helped to fuel the growing interest in languages and philology at the turn of the nineteenth century.

International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ICHLL)

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The conference will be held from 25th – 28th July, 2012, and it is organised by the Saxonian Academy of Sciences in Leipzig and the Department of Indo-European Studies of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

The cultural programme of the conference includes:

• Guided tour of the manuscript section of the Thuringian university and state library
• Dinner with programme in the historical Rosensäle (meaning “Rosenhalls”)
• Excursion to Weimar, the town of the German classical period, or to Leipzig, place of residence of the Saxonian Academy (28th July)

Conference Website.

Lyon: international conference on neology in specialized languages

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The Center for Research in Terminology and Translation (CRTT) of the University of Lyon is organizing an international conference on neology in specialized languages which will take place in Lyon on 2-3 July 2012. The aim of the conference is to bring together linguists interested in discussing the following aspects of neology in specialized communication:

the methods and tools which are used to detect new terms and concepts,
the importance of written and oral corpora to detect new terms,
the methods and tools which are used to measure and evaluate the implantation of new terms in a specialized language and their circulation to other specialized languages,
the influence of language policies on the implantation and circulation of neologisms,
the diachronic evolution of neologisms,
the treatment of neologisms by general-purpose and specialized dictionaries.

New Approaches in English Historical Lexis Symposium

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The third international New Approaches in English Historical Lexis Symposium (HEL-LEX3) will be held in Southern Finland at the Tvärminne Zoological Station from March 7-10, 2012.

Plenarists

Professor Lynda Mugglestone (Pembroke college, Oxford),
Dr Philip Durkin, Principal Etymologist of the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press,
Professor Michael Adams (University of Indiana, Bloomington).

Papers covering any aspect of English historical lexicography and lexicology, as well as subjects which involve other languages by way of a comparative study are welcome. Please submit an abstract of not more than 1 A4 page to hellex-2012@helsinki.fi not later than Sept 30, 2011.

The HEL-LEX organising committee is anxious to see that a proceedings volume will appear in good time after the conference. To this end, please keep in mind that a call for submission will allow only about three months after the conference to complete papers. As in the past, we will be asking Cascadilla press to do the proceedings, so that, pending their agreement, we advise that you consult their website about citation and presentation style, even at this early stage.

Future

eLex 2019

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Past

XVIII EURALEX International Congress Ljubljana

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The XVIII EURALEX International Congress was held 17-21 July 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Congress was organized by the Centre for Language Resources and Technologies at the University of Ljubljana and Trojina, Institute for Applied Slovene Studies. The EURALEX Congresses…

eLex 2017

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The fifth eLex conference Electronic lexicography in the 21st century (Lexicography from Scratch) was held in Holiday Inn Leiden, Netherlands, from 19-21 September 2017. The meeting was hosted by INT (Institute…

XVII EURALEX International Congress Tbilisi

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The XVII EURALEX International Congress was held 6 - 10 September 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Congress was organized by the Lexicographic Centre at Ivané Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.  The EURALEX Congresses bring together professional lexicographers, publishers, researchers, software…