Kernerman Dictionary News • Number 6 • July 1998

Regional Symposium

The Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX), established in March 1997, will hold its first regional symposium in Guangzhou in January 1999. The major objective of ASIALEX is to foster scholarly and professional activities in the field of lexicography in Asia, and the forthcoming event shall be the first step to achieve this purpose. The symposium is convened by Prof Huang Jianhua, President of ASIALEX and President of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. The Association hopes to hold symposia of various themes once every two years in various parts of Asia.


(c. 250-300 words, in English or Chinese) are invited for individual papers relating to the following areas:

  • National experience in lexicography or dictionary compilation
  • Bilingual lexicography
  • Deadlines
    Abstracts received by 15 September 1998.
    Acceptances sent out by 15 November 1998.

    Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, P.R. China
    Located in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong (Canton) province, 3 hours by train and 45 minutes by plane from Hong Kong. (There are direct flights to the city.)
    Many of the senior staff of the university specialise in research in lexicography, and several major dictionaries have been produced. Lexicography is taught as a specialist subject at post-graduate level.

    Thursday, 14 January - Saturday, 16 January 1999

    Mr Zhang Yihua
    Coordinator, Organising Committee of the First ASIALEX Regional Symposium
    Institute of International Languages and Cultures
    Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
    Huangshi Road
    Guangzhou 510421
    PR China
    Fax: 86-20-8662 7367

    before 30 November 1998: USD 150
    after 30 November 1998: USD 172

    Conference fee includes

  • Registration fee
  • Accommodation for 3 nights, single room, 13-15 January 1999 inclusive (extra night, USD 24)
  • 3 meals a day for 3 days, including banquet dinner
  • Local transportation
  • Conference pack
  • Contact
    Ms Ami Chi
    Secretary of ASIALEX
    Language Centre
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Clear Water Bay
    Kowloon, Hong Kong
    PR China
    Fax: 852-2335 0249

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