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LINGUIST List 21.1253

Sat Mar 13 2010

Calls: Lexicography, Semantics, Socioling, Translation/Italy

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        1.    Anna Belladelli, The Study of Lexicon across Identities and Genres

Message 1: The Study of Lexicon across Identities and Genres
Date: 11-Mar-2010
From: Anna Belladelli <anna.belladelliunivr.it>
Subject: The Study of Lexicon across Identities and Genres
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Full Title: The Study of Lexicon across Identities and Genres
Short Title: LEXIS

Date: 11-Nov-2010 - 13-Nov-2010
Location: Verona, Italy
Contact Person: Roberta Facchinetti
Meeting Email: lexisateneo.univr.it
Web Site: http://fermi.univr.it/lexis/

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus
Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2010

Meeting Description:

Research on dictionaries and foreign language textbooks generally focuses
separately either on specialized textual genres or on cultural issues, whereas
so far only few studies have joined the two aspects so as to focus on lexicon-
be it general or specialized - from a cultural perspective. Yet all uses of a
language, including those for special and teaching purposes, entail some
cultural dimension.

Hence, culture(s)-sensitive lexicographical tools are needed that enable
speakers to achieve the necessary cultural knowledge (including the awareness of
the diversities among cultural systems) to communicate successfully in
international settings, even for specific and professional purposes- e.g., in
domains such as business, institutional, legal, media, medical, political, or
tourist discourse.

The conference, organized within the framework of the national research project
"Dictionaries, Language Materials and Words across Languages, Cultures and
Ideologies", aims at shedding light on the relationship between lexicon and
cultural heritage, focusing on dictionaries, glossaries and textbooks.

Call for Papers

Papers (20 mins + 10 mins discussion) are invited, focusing on theoretical and
methodological issues concerning mainly
- culture-bound terms in textbooks, dictionaries and glossaries, be they
monolingual, bilingual, multilingual, thesauri, visual and specialized dictionaries;
- borrowing, translation and coinage of new words functioning as a means of
correspondence between different linguistic and cultural systems
- relationships between lexicon and culture particularly in the following fields:
business - law - media - medicine
politics and institutions - tourism

The deadline for the submission of abstracts (max 400 words) is 30 April 2010.
Please indicate your name, affiliation, snail mail and email address on the
abstract and send it in .doc or .rtf format to: lexisateneo.univr.it

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 30 June 2010.

Languages of the Conference: English, French, Italian, Spanish.
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