Kernerman Dictionary News • Number 8 • July 2000

The ASIALEX Second Biennial Conference, Seoul, 2001

The Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX) was inaugurated during the Dictionaries in Asia conference at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1997. Its first conference was hosted at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangzhou, in 1999, by the first Asialex president and president of the university, Professor Huang Jianhua, and was attended by two hundred scholars from Asia and Europe. The current president of ASIALEX, Professor Sangsup Lee, chairs the organizing committee of the second biennial conference, due on 8-10 August 2001, at the Center for Linguistic Informatics Research, which he directs, at Yonsei University.

The general theme of the conference is 'Asian Bilingualism and the Dictionary'. This subject has special aspects in the Asian context which have not received sufficient consideration so far, and whose significance is growing very fast in this age of accelerated cross-cultural informatic contact between the peoples of Asia and the rest of the world. Other topics related to the dictionary are also welcome. Following is a list of major topics proposed by the organizing committee:

(1) Corpus Linguistics, Lexicology, Lexicography
(2) Computational Lexicography
(3) Lexicographical Processes and Methods
(4) Language Education and the Dictionary
(5) Terminography
(6) Lexicographical Problems in Asian Bilingualism

Renowned scholars and lexicographers will speak at plenary sessions. The languages used will be English and Korean.

Papers Submission and Deadlines

Abstracts of papers (in English, 300-500 words) should include:
- title
- author(s) name(s)
- affiliation(s)
- mailing address(es)
- e-mail address(es)

Submission by e-mail is also acceptable, in such popular formats as ASCII plain text, PDF, PostScript, MS Word, RTF.

Notification of receipt will be e-mailed shortly after receipt.

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. The layout details for camera-ready copies of the final papers will be announced soon through the conference web site (, which is still under construction.

The deadlines are as follows:
· submission of abstracts: 31 October 2000
· notification of acceptance: 30 November 2000
· submission of finished papers: 30 April 2001

Conference Fees and Accommodation

The Korean government has cordially agreed to subsidize the conference costs. The registration fee is $45, and early registration by 15 March 2001 is $38. The fee is inclusive of a copy of the proceedings, 3 lunches, stationery items, refreshments, etc. Optional cost for the conference dinner and excursion is 30,000 won (approximately $27 at the current exchange rate).

On-campus accommodation is offered at
· Sangnam Guesthouse: 65,000 won single, 80,000 won double
· Allen Hall Guesthouse: 50,000 won single, 68,000 won double

Since these guest facilities are limited in number, early reservation is strongly recommended. Deposit in the amount equivalent to a night's accommodation and the registration fee is required, either by an international money order or a bank draft payable to the Center for Linguistic Informatics Research, or by deposit to Account Number 126-64861-02-001 (ASIALEX), Havit Bank Yonsei University Branch, 134 Shinchon-dong, Seodamoon-Gu, Seoul 120-749 Korea.

Contact details

Please address abstracts and all enquiries as follows:

Dr Jitae Sohn
Center for Linguistic Informatics Research (Lexicographical Center)
Yonsei University
Seoul 120-749

Telephone: +82-2-361-3511, 4197 (+82-2-2123-3511, 4197 after 1 September 2000)
Fax: +82-2-393-5001

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