LINGUIST List 24.1130

Wed Mar 06 2013

Calls: Modified: Lexicography, Text/Corpus Linguistics, History of Linguistics/Portugal

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 06-Mar-2013
From: João Silvestre <>
Subject: Planning Non-existent Dictionaries: Lexicographic Typologies
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Full Title: Planning Non-existent Dictionaries: Lexicographic Typologies
Date: 07-Oct-2013 - 08-Oct-2013 Location: Lisboa, Portugal Contact Person: João Paulo Silvestre
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics; Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-May-2013

Meeting Description:

Lexicographers seek to multiply dictionaries on offer in order to include new languages or new vocabulary fields. At the same time, lexicographic critics challenge the feasibility of certain dictionaries, which fail to implement validated theoretical models.

The aim of the conference is the analysis of on-going lexicographic projects, to find answers to essential typological and linguistic issues, such as:

- What kind of typological/linguistic problems may compromise the development of lexicographic projects?
- How may dictionary typologies be adapted to different languages?
- How may new lexicographic projects profit from both the methods and/or the documentation work that was garnered by previous or unsuccessful projects?

Call for Papers:

Researchers are invited to submit proposals in any of the following domains:

1. Dictionary Typologies
- Identification of dictionary types that have never been developed for a given language or lexical domain
- Analysis of lexicographic models, particularly concerning linguistic and meta-linguistic issues, and the design or use of corpora

2. On-going Projects
- Description of problem-solving strategies, especially those that are related to corpora documentation, information technology and data presentation

3. Historical Lexicographic Studies
- Analysis of dictionary projects that were never completed or that remained unpublished, focusing on their typological properties, on the relevance of compiled data and on their exploitation as sources for new reference works

Presentation Options:

- Papers (25 minutes, including discussion)
- Posters
- Software demonstration (25 minutes, including discussion)

Conference Languages:

English and Romance languages


Authors are asked to submit two-pages long abstracts (maximum), including examples and references, 12-point type, single line spacing. Abstracts can be written in any of the conference languages. An English version is always obligatory. The abstract must include the title, but not the author’s name(s).

Submission Details:

Abstracts must be sent to In the message body, please include the title of the paper, the intended type of presentation, the name of the author(s), its (their) affiliation(s), address, phone number, and email.


A selection of accepted papers will be published, after editorial peer review. Papers must be written in English.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: May 5, 2013
Notification of acceptance: June 7, 2013
Registration opening: June 10, 2013
Text submission (preliminary version, in English): September 20, 2013
Conference: October 7-8, 2013 - Faculdade de Letras, University of Lisbon

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