LINGUIST List 26.1656

Fri Mar 27 2015

Confs: Basque, Estonian, Frisian, Western, Irish, Welsh, Anthropological Ling, Lexicography, Socioling/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Erin Arnold <>

Date: 27-Mar-2015
From: Mettje de Vries <>
Subject: The Role of Lexicography in Standardisation and Purification of Lesser Used Languages
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The Role of Lexicography in Standardisation and Purification of Lesser Used Languages

Date: 17-Apr-2015 - 17-Apr-2015
Location: Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
Contact: Frits van der Kuip
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Lexicography; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Basque; Estonian; Frisian, Western; Irish; Welsh

Meeting Description:

This international conference will be tackling the role of lexicography in standardisation and purification of lesser used languages.


10.00 Walk in with Coffee/Tea

Opening and Welcome
Hanno Brand, Managing-Director of the Fryske Akademy

Andrew Hawke (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom)
Coping with an Expanding Vocabulary: the Experience of Welsh

Chris Mulhall (Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, Republic of Ireland)
To Beg, To Borrow or To Steal: The Necessity of Borrowings in the Irish Language

12.00 Coffee/Tea Break

Kristof De Weerdt (1), Isabelle Heyerick (1), Mieke Van Herreweghe (2), Myriam Vermeerbergen (1), Sam Verstraete (3), ((1)Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, (2) Universiteit Gent, (3) Vlaams Gebarentaal Centrum, Belgium)
Lexicographic Projects Related to Flemish Sign Language: Past, Present and Future

13.00 Lunch

Maria Tuulik (Eesti Keele Instituut / Institute of the Estonian Language, Tallinn, Estonia)
The Situation of Estonian Language: Language Planning and The Dictionary of Standard Estonian

Miren Azkarate & David Lindemann (Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / University of the Basque Country, Donostia / San Sebastián, Spain)
Basque Lexicography and Purism

15.30 Coffee/Tea Break

Pieter Duijff, Frits van der Kuip & Hindrik Sijens (Fryske Akademy, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)
How Puristic Should a Purism be?

Closing and Reception

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