Kernerman Dictionary News Number 11 July
Third ASIALEX International Congress, Tokyo
It is our
great pleasure to host the Third ASIALEX International Congress in Japan
this summer. Soon after Professor Minoru Murata was elected President at the
Seoul conference two years ago, the organizing committee was set up. The 29
members have been working hard toward a successful conference under his
leadership. Professor Murata retired from Chiba University at the end of
March, but will be denied the promised luxury of free time until the end of
conference takes place at Meikai University in Urayasu, located between
Narita Airport and Tokyo, close to the site of Tokyo Disneyland. The Asialex
Secretary, Yukio Tono, teaches at this university, and holds much
responsibility for this event on his shoulders. There are expected to be no
financial difficulties at all with Professor Murata on our side. He has
never been in the red throughout his long career, in which he served as
treasurer for many societies and conferences, including AILA 1999 Tokyo.
proud of the program of the conference – of its content, quality, and
variety. There will be six symposiums, 60 papers and 13 poster
presentations, as well as exhibitions by dictionary publishers and software
companies. The conference will feature plenary lectures by Henri Béjoint,
Adam Kilgarriff, Tokihisa Kurashima, Kosei Minamide, and Anne Pakir. In
addition, we are glad that Reinhard Hartmann and Tom McArthur have agreed to
join in the line-up with the following lectures:
Hartmann: Why lexicography needs a strong academic foundation
opening ceremony will include an award ceremony for the Kernerman Dictionary
Research Grants, which was won by the project “A glossary of essential
academic vocabulary” by Dr. Jacqueline Lam Kam-mei and her team, from Hong
Kong University of Science and Technology. Prior to the conference, the
Brighton intensive computer lexicography course will be offered by Adam
Kilgarriff and Michael Rundell. This course is held at Senshu University,
Tokyo, on 25-26 August, at a discount rate for the conference participants.
a vast area with diverse peoples, languages, and ancient traditions
of dictionaries. Asialex should function as an institution and a forum
that brings people together to discuss, study, and promote lexicography
within and beyond Asia. To serve its purpose and people, the latest
addition to the "lex" family must grow as an academic institution.
Issues such as membership, fees, and the publication of a journal should
be discussed in the business meeting at the conference.
All in all, this is going to be a busy and exciting week. Preparation is well underway, and we look forward to seeing many of you soon at Meikai.
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