Globalex Workshop 2019

Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neologism 2019

The Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neologism (GWLN 2019) will be held in conjunction with DSNA 22, the 22nd biennial meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America, at Indiana University, Bloomington, on 8 May 2019.

GWLN 2019 will focus on issues related to the detection of neologisms – including new words, new meanings of existing words, and new multiword units – and their representation in lexicography and dictionaries, such as:

  • How to find neologisms (corpus analysis and editorial means of identification; evaluation of data, e.g. blogs and chats)
  • How to interoperate lexicographic datasets with online resources and incorporate neologisms into the digital dictionary (the media, formatting, labeling, etc.)
  • How to deal with grammatical/orthographic/pronunciation variation (descriptive vs. prescriptive)
  • How to explain meaning with/without encyclopedic information, and how to use illustrations and audio-visual media
  • How differently, if at all, should neologisms be treated in different dictionary types (e.g. in historical comprehensive ones as opposed to those focusing on current usage; in monolingual vs. bilingual dictionaries; in special domain dictionaries)
  • How to deal with neologisms that are no longer new and those no longer used
  • How can dictionary users help with finding and informing about neologisms

The workshop will include 14 papers by 19 participants from around the world, as follows:

  • Can a university project dedicated to the search for neologisms be useful to lexicographers?. Ieda Maria Alves, University of São Paulo
  • Linguistics terminology and neologisms in Swahili: Rules vs. practice. Gilles-Maurice de Schryver and Jutta De Nul, Ghent University and University of Pretoria
  • New words for the Duden. Kathrin Kunkel-Razum, Bibliographisches Institut
  • New Estonian words and senses: Detection and description. Margit Langemets and Jelena Kallas, Institute of the Estonian Language
  • A system for evaluating multiple data inputs to prioritize neologisms for inclusion in dictionaries. Katherine Connor Martin, Oxford University Press
  • Using the Hypothes.is web annotation tool for neologism collection. Erin McKean, Wordnik
  • The Korean Neologism Investigation Project: Current status and key issues. Kilim Nam, Sujin Lee and Hae-Yun Jung, Kyungpook National University
  • New words in Japanese and the design of UniDic electronic dictionary. Teruaki Oka, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
  • Adding neologisms to the Hebrew online dictionary Rav-Milim. Noga Porath, Melingo
  • The formation of neologisms in a lesser used language: The case of Frisian. Hindrik Sijens, Fryske Akademy
  • Beyond frequency: On the dictionarisation of new words in Spanish. Sergi Torner and Judit Freixa, Pompeu Fabra University
  • Anglicisms and language-internal neologisms: Dealing with new words and expressions in The Danish Dictionary. Lars Trap-Jensen, Society for Danish Language and Literature
  • Exploring criteria for the inclusion of trademarks in general language dictionaries of Modern Greek. Anna Vacalopoulou, Institute for Language and Speech Processing / Athena
  • Neologisms in a Dutch online portal. Vivien Waszink, Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal

The workshop  proceedings will be available online on the Globalex website and will be peer-reviewed for publication as a special issue of the DSNA journal Dictionaries. The abstracts will be published in Kernerman Dictionary News.

GWLN 2019 is co-organized by Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus (IDS, Institute of the German Language) and Ilan Kernerman (K Dictionaries).