"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
The conference is a major biannual event of the Asian Association of Lexicography which was founded in Hong Kong in 1997. After travelling around in 7 Asian countries we are pleased to bring it back to its birthplace for its 9th biannual event. The conference provides a platform for lexicography and language professionals in Asia and from worldwide to share information, knowledge and experience in reference science.