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LINGUIST List 23.1104

Mon Mar 05 2012

Calls: Lexicography, Applied Ling, Language Acquisition/China

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>


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Date: 04-Mar-2012
From: Bing Tian <tianbingsnnu.edu.cn>
Subject: 3rd International Symposium on Lexicography and L2 Teaching and Learning
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Full Title: 3rd International Symposium on Lexicography and L2 Teaching and Learning
Short Title: 3rd ISL&L2TL

Date: 20-Oct-2012 - 22-Oct-2012
Location: Xi'an City, Shaanxi Province, China
Contact Person: Bing Tian
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://bilex.gdufs.edu.cn

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Lexicography

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

3rd International Symposium on Lexicography and L2 Teaching and Learning
Learners' Dictionary as a Medium for Inter-lingual Communication
October 20-22, 2012
Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an City
Organizer: Bilingual Committee of the Lexicographical Society of China
Hosted by: Shaanxi Normal University

The compilation and use of learners' dictionaries are closely related to L2 teaching and learning. To enhance interaction between lexicographers and L2 teachers and researchers, the Bilingual Committee of the Lexicographical Society of China (ChinaLex) decided in October 2010 that the 3rd International Symposium on Lexicography and L2 Teaching and Learning be held in Xi'an on October 20-22, 2012.

Owing to the wide use of computers and the internet as well as the rapid development of transportation, mass media and telecom technology, human communication has undergone great changes in recent decades. Inter-lingual communication has become more common and the L2 teaching and learning has been in booming. The dictionary, as an important vehicle for language learning, civilization inheriting, and culture transmitting, has also seen an unprecedented flourishing. Lexicography has developed into an inter-disciplinary subject and dictionary-making an integrated enterprise and industry. Pedagogical lexicography has in the meantime gradually taken the lead in recent years and learners' dictionary-making has become the main arena in the field.

How can a learners' dictionary play a more active role in bridging and facilitating the inter-lingual communication? How can dictionary-making for L2 learners benefit from lexicographical studies? How can pedagogical lexicography and general lexicography divide their labor? How can new technologies in NLP, such as computerized language corpora and the internet, be used in making new dictionaries - electronic ones and online ones? How can the various kinds of information be categorized and appropriately presented in a learners' dictionary? How can a survey be designed to investigate the students' needs in L2 learning? How can a learners' dictionary be planned, designed, compiled and published more economically nowadays? How can bilingual dictionary-making draw on the findings of comparative linguistic studies? Can inter-lingual lexicography be dubbed as an independent discipline in lexicography? How can the heritage of dictionary culture be kept intact and passed on in different cultures? With Chinese language teaching and Chinese dictionary-making growing and spreading worldwide with the popularization of Chinese products and Chinese culture, how can Chinese language teaching and dictionary-making learn and benefit from their counterparts in other countries? How can learners' dictionary-making catch the step of the progress of the world and keep its lead in the field of dictionary-making and researching in the future?

Registration Fees:

RMB900 (or US$150) per person (meals included)
RMB600 (or US$100) per person for postgraduate students (meals included)

Contact Information of the Organizing Committee:

Website: http://bilex.gdufs.edu.cn
Email addresses: bilexchina3yahoo.cn and tianbingsnnu.edu.cn

Call for Papers:

The major topics are:

1) Pedagogical lexicography and general lexicography
2) Making dictionaries for L2 learners (monolingual and bilingual(-ized) ones) and applied linguistic research (esp. L2 acquisition and L2 teaching)
3) Developing new medium dictionaries (e-dictionary, on-line dictionary) and language technology and information processing (computerized corpora and resources)
4) Linguistic information labeling in learners' dictionary and user survey
5) Learners' dictionary planning, designing, compiling, and publishing
6) Comparative linguistic studies, inter-lingual lexicography, and bilingual dictionary making
7) Dictionary culture maintenance and innovative reform in dictionary making
8) Chinese studies, Chinese teaching and dictionaries for learning Chinese (as a second or foreign language)

The working language for the Symposium is either English or Chinese. All those wishing to present a paper at the Symposium are required to submit an abstract within 200 words in English or 500 characters in Chinese for anonymous review by the deadline of June 15, 2012. The abstract can be written in either English or Chinese on any of the topics listed above. Please enclose with your contribution of the abstract the correct form of your name in English, a brief academic biographical sketch, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and email addresses. Please submit your abstracts as email attachments to: bilexchina3yahoo.cn and tianbingsnnu.edu.cn, ensuring that you obtain confirmation of receipt from the Organizing Committee. Applicants will be notified by July 31, 2010 of the acceptance (or non-acceptance) of their abstracts. For those whose abstracts are accepted, please note that the deadline for receipt of the full paper is September 30, 2012.

Exhibitions of lexicographical products including print and electronic dictionaries as well as lexicographical monographs are planned during the Symposium.

More detailed information on the Symposium and paper submission is accessible at:

http://bilex.gdufs.edu.cn

You may also contact the Organizing Committee via bilexchina3yahoo.cn or tianbingsnnu.edu.cn.



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