GWLN-6 2024 – 6th Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neology – Call for Papers


The sixth iteration of Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neology (GWLN-6) will be held in hybrid form in conjunction with the 28th International AFRILEX Conference, in the first week of July 2024, at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.

The aim of the GWLN series is to bring together cross-world views combining the detection, classification, description and evaluation methods of neologisms with lexicographic processing, compilation and representation for different languages. GWLN takes place annually, with support of the Global Alliance for Lexicography (Globalex), alternating in conjunction with the international conferences of the continental associations for lexicography.

The main theme of GWLN-6 is Neologisms, Lexicography, and LLMs, including all types of exchange among large language models, neology, and lexicography. In addition, other papers discussing any pertinent issue related to neologisms – including new words, new multiword units, new elements of word formation, and new meanings of any of these – in the context of lexicography and dictionaries are welcome.

The submissions must highlight the connection between neology and lexicography and will be peer-reviewed by two members of the Scientific Committee. Participants will be invited to submit their papers for publication in a special section of Lexikos, which will be dedicated to GWLN-6.

GWLN-6 will feature an overview of the new COST Action – European Network On Lexical Innovation – ENEOLI (CA22126), whose major challenges are to: (1) Define the core terminology of neology through the creation of a born-digital specialised multilingual glossary; (2) Adapt digital methodologies and tools to identify and account for lexical innovation; (3) Carry out comparative studies on lexical innovation in European languages; and (4) Provide specific training in neology for editors, translators, technical writers, educators, and journalists.

Abstracts including 500-800 words should be submitted to


Important Dates

31.1.2024 deadline for abstract submission
23.2.2024 notification of acceptance or rejection
1.3.2024 deadline for submission of revised abstract, if relevant
18.3.2024 final notification of acceptance or rejection (to the workshop)
TBD submission of full paper
TBD notification of acceptance or rejection
TBD submission of camera-ready copy



Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus, Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim
Ilan Kernerman, Lexicala by K Dictionaries, Tel Aviv




Scientific Committee

  • Vincent Balnat, Université de Strasbourg, France
  • Elisenda Bernal, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Pedro Bueno, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Anastasia Christofidou, University of Athens, Greece
  • Magdalena Coll, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
  • Paul Cook, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Rute Costa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Victoria de los Ángeles Boschiroli, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina
  • Thierry Fontenelle, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
  • Yongwei Gao, Fudan University, China
  • Kris Heylen, Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Hae-Yun Jung, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Jelena Kallas, Estonian Language Institute, Estonia
  • Amanda Laugesen, Australian National University, Australia
  • Kilim Nam, Kyungpook National University, South Korea
  • Ana Ostroški Anić, Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics, Croatia
  • Franck Sajous, University of Toulouse 2, France
  • Danica Salazar, Oxford English Dictionary, UK
  • Ana Salgado, Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Petra Storjohann, Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Germany
  • Giovanni Tallarico, Università di Verona, Italy
  • Lars Trap-Jensen, Society for Danish Language and Culture, Denmark
  • Anna Vacalopoulou, Institute for Language and Speech Processing / Athena, Greece


 Previous GWLN Workshops and Publications