Kernerman Dictionary News • Number 11 • July 2003

The Third Biennial Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX) is entitled Dictionaries and Language Learning: How can dictionaries help human and machine learning?. It will be held at Meikai University, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, 27-29 August 2003. For registration and details, please visit the cinference website:

The ASIALEX Landmarks

The Asian Association for Lexicography was established in March 1997, during the Dictionaries in Asia conference that was held at the Language Centre of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, at the initiation of Gregory James and Amy Chi.

The major objective of ASIALEX is to foster scholarly and professional activities in the field of lexicography in Asia.

Several papers from the inauguration conference were published under the title Lexicography in Asia (eds. McArthur T. and Kernerman I., Password Publishers, Tel Aviv, 1998).

The first Asialex international conference was held at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, China, in 1999. It was organized by the first Asialex President, Professor Huang Jianhua, and had two major themes: National experience in lexicography or dictionary compilation, and Bilingual lexicography.

The second Asialex international conference was held at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 2001. It was organized by the second Asialex Presdient, Professor Sangsup Lee, and had the major theme of Asian Bilingualism and the Dictionary.

The proceedings of each Asialex conference are available from its organizer.


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