African Association for Lexicography

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22 June 2014

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AFRILEX
African Association for Lexicography

Department of African Languages, University of Pretoria
Pretoria 0002, South Africa
Tel.: +27 (0)12 420 2494, Fax: +27 (0)12 420 3163
E-mail: E. Taljard

 

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African Association for Lexicography

 

AFRICAN ASSOCIATION FOR LEXICOGRAPHY

 

Programme

19th International Conference

Research Unit for Language and Literature in the SA Context, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa

 

Please note: It is compulsory for presenters of papers to register in advance (i.e. before 1 June 2014).

 

View the preliminary program online or

 Download the preliminary program

 

19th International Conference

Second Circular – 20 May 2014

 

Dear Colleague

 

You are cordially invited to attend the 19th International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography which will be held in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

 

Read the Second Circular 2014 May or  Download the Second Circular 2014 May

19th International Conference

First Circular – 09 March 2014

 

Dear Colleagues

 

You are cordially invited to attend the 19th International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography which will be held in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

 

Read the First Circular 2014 or  Download the First Circular 2014

 

AFRILEX 2014 – 19th Annual International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography

Potchefstroom, South Africa, 1-3 July 2014

Host: Research Unit for Language and Literature in the South African Context

 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP ON ELECTRONIC DICTIONARIES:

30 June 2014

Annette Klosa, Institute for German Language, Mannheim, Germany

 

CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

1: Ulrich Heid, University of Hildesheim, Germany

2: Theo Bothma, University of Pretoria, South Africa

 

Call for papers

Journal Impact Factor   Lexikos is now a Gold Open Access Journal   Open Access
Starting with Volume 21 (2011), Lexikos became an open access journal, freely available to all online readers. All back issues have been digitized, indexed and added to the archive.

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All you need to know about Afrilex

 

Honorary Members:
Prof A.C. Nkabinde (since July 2002)
Prof R.H. Gouws (since July 2010)
Dr J.C.M.D. du Plessis (since July 2012)

AFRILEX IN A NUTSHELL

THE STORY OF AFRILEX

HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER

CONSTITUTION

LEXIKOS (THE ANNUAL JOURNAL)

BOARD MEMBERS

 

Online Dictionaries by National Lexicography Units

 

Elektroniese WAT
[Electronic version of the Woordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal]
  Na tuisblad eWAT

Pukuntšutlhaloši ya Sesotho sa Leboa ka Inthanete
[Online Explanatory Northern Sotho Dictionary]
  Tšwela pele

 

Recent Dictionaries by Afrilex Members

 

e-Eiwanika ly'Olusoga [Online Lusoga Dictionary]
  Nabirye, M. (2012, Menha Publishers & TshwaneDJe HLT)

My HAT Storiewoordeboek
  Rode, L. (2010, Pearson)
Winner of the prestigious 2011 ATKV Word Wise Award! More info ...

Online Dictionary Chichewa/Chinyanja – English and English – Chichewa/Chinyanja
  Paas, S. (2010)

Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Zulu and English / Isichazamazwi Sesikole Esinezilimi Ezimbili: IsiZulu NesiNgisi, Esishicilelwe abakwa-Oxford
  De Schryver, G-M et al. (2010, OUP SA)
Winner of the prestigious 2012 SATI Dictionary Award! More info ...

Eiwanika ly’Olusoga [Monolingual Lusoga Dictionary]
  Nabirye, M. (2009, Menha Publishers)

Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Northern Sotho and English / Pukuntšu ya Polelopedi ya Sekolo: Sesotho sa Leboa le Seisimane. E gatišitšwe ke Oxford
  De Schryver, G-M et al. (2007, OUP SA)
Winner of the prestigious 2009 SATI Dictionary Award! More info ...

Oxford Afrikaans-Engels English-Afrikaans Skoolwoordeboek School Dictionary
  Louw, P. et al. (2007, OUP SA)
Winner of the prestigious 2008 ATKV Word Wise Award! More info ...

Online Kiswahili (Swahili) – English Dictionary
  Hillewaert, S. et al. (2004)
The Web's most popular Swahili dictionary.

 

Previous Afrilex Circulars & Activities

 

International Conferences

Seminars, Tutorials, etc.

Newsletters

Annual Reports

1st (1996): Johannesburg

2nd (1997): Durban

3rd (1998): Potchefstroom

4th (1999): Pretoria

5th (2000): Stellenbosch

6th (2001): Pietersburg

7th (2002): Grahamstown

TAMA (2003): Gauteng

8th (2003): Windhoek

9th (2004): Libreville

10th (2005): Bloemfontein

11th (2006): Thohoyandou

12th (2007): Soshanguve

13th (2008): Stellenbosch

14th (2009): Bellville

15th (2010): Gaborone

16th (2011): Windhoek

17th (2012): Pretoria

18th (2013): Port Elizabeth

1: isiNdebele Dictionary Needs

2: Basics of Lexicography

3: African-Language Lexicography

4: Summary of Salex '97

5: Afrilex-Salex'98

6: Alberts on Terminology

7: Tarp & Gouws on Terminology

8: Learners’ Dictionaries

9: Online Dictionary Launch

10: Gouws & Prinsloo on South African Lexicography

11: Hanks on Practical Lexical Analysis using Corpus Tools

*: See the Pre- and Post-Conference workshops of our International Conferences (column immediately to the left; from 2009 onwards)

0: December 1995

1: August 1996

2: December 1996

3: October 1998

4: August 1999

5: December 2000

6: January 2002

7: February 2004

8: ? 2005 (being recovered)

9: January 2009

*: Replaced by the AFRILEX Mailing List

1995-1996: R.H. Gouws

1996-1997: R.H. Gouws

1997-1998: R.H. Gouws

1998-1999: R.H. Gouws

1999-2000: D.J. Prinsloo

2000-2001: D.J. Prinsloo

2001-2002: D.J. Prinsloo

2002-2003: D.J. Prinsloo

2003-2004: M. Alberts

2004-2005: M. Alberts

2005-2006: M. Alberts

2006-2007: M. Alberts

2007-2008: R.H. Gouws

2008-2009: R.H. Gouws

2009-2010: G-M de Schryver

2010-2011: G-M de Schryver

2011-2012: G-M de Schryver

 

Towards the perfect dictionary and ideal dictionary user

 

The annual Afrilex Tutorial on dictionary use took place on Saturday 2 November in Mamelodi.

 

It was organised and co-presented by Danie Prinsloo. Stephen Mabule from the Department of African Languages of the University of Pretoria was the main presenter. It was a great success and 110 learners from 8 Secondary Schools in Mamelodi attended. Most of them now own a dictionary for the first time and know how to use it!

 

The event was sponsored by AFRILEX, the venue supplied by the University of Pretoria and Oxford University Press donated work books and pens and provided their Oxford Sepedi/English School Dictionary at a reduced price.

 

 

 

AFRILEX welcomes its future members!

 

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AFRILEX 2013 – 18th Annual International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography (Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 2-5 July 2013)
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Good Fieldwork Practices in Lexicography (Jacques Van Keymeulen, Ghent, Belgium)
CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
1: Dictionary Use Studies (Yukio Tono, Tokyo, Japan)
2: East meets West: Lexicalisation of cultural content in a translating dictionary (Ernst Kotzé, Port Elizabeth, South Africa)
TO JOIN THE CONFERENCE, PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING
Call for Papers & First Circular (25 January 2013; PDF 103 KB) | Programme (13 June 2013; PDF 609 KB)

PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT: 2011-2012
by Gilles-Maurice de Schryver (3 July 2012; PDF 484KB) (text) | (PDF 2,798KB) (photos)

AFRILEX 2012 – 17th Annual International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography (Pretoria, South Africa, 2-5 July 2012)
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
Specialized Lexicography (Pedro A. Fuertes-Olivera, Valladolid, Spain)
— SLIDES: Part 1 (Theoretical Considerations), Part 2 (Competing Approaches), Part 3 (Practice)
CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
1: New Zealand Sign Language Online: Insights from the making of a modern, multimedia dictionary (Rachel McKee and David McKee, Wellington, New Zealand) — The Online Dictionary of New Zealand Sign Language can be accessed here
2: Gabonese French Dictionaries: Survey and Perspectives (Paul A. Mavoungou, Libreville, Gabon)
Call for Papers (21 January 2012; PDF 34 KB)    First Circular (1 March 2012; PDF 101KB)    Accepted Papers (20 May 2012; PDF 70KB)    Programme (11 June 2012; PDF 58KB)    Registration Form (11 June 2012; PDF 36KB)    Programme & Abstracts (PDF 835KB)

PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT: 2010-2011
by Gilles-Maurice de Schryver (6 July 2011; PDF 409KB) (text) | (PDF 2,735KB) (photos)

AFRILEX 2011 – 16th Annual International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography (Windhoek, Namibia, 5-7 July 2011)
PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
1: Towards Evaluation Criteria for School Dictionaries for Namibian Schools (Herman Beyer, Windhoek, Namibia)
2: Intelligent and Dynamic Electronic Dictionaries (D.J. Prinsloo, Pretoria, South Africa)
CONFERENCE KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
1: Equivalence in a Semantic and Lexicographic Perspective: A Case Study (Arleta Adamska-Sałaciak, Poznań, Poland)
2: Optimising Data Utilisation in Lexicography: The Case of the Khoekhoegowab Dictionary (Wilfrid Haacke, Windhoek, Namibia)
Conference Website

PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL REPORT: 2009-2010
by Gilles-Maurice de Schryver (18 July 2010; 555KB)

AFRILEX 2010 – 15th Annual International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography (Gaborone, Botswana, 19-21 July 2010)
Pre-conference workshop theme: Traditions, trends and changes in lexicography
Pre-conference workshop presenters: Prof DJ Prinsloo, Mr MS Mogano et al. (Pretoria and Polokwane, South Africa)
Conference keynote speaker 1: Prof Robert Lew (Poznań, Poland)
Conference keynote speaker 2: Dr Anderson Chebanne (Gaborone, Botswana)
Call for Papers (13 January 2010)    First Circular (16 February 2010; PDF 643KB)    Second Circular (31 May 2010; PDF 1,182KB)    Programme & Abstracts (PDF 1,216KB)

AFRILEX-ALASA 2009
Xhosa Department, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-10 July 2009

AFRILEX 2009 – 14th Annual International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography (6-8 July 2009)
Call for Papers (9 December 2008)     First Circular (24 January 2009, PDF 203KB)     Second Circular (3 June 2009, PDF 205KB)     Preliminary Programme (Last update: 5 June 2009, PDF 200KB)     Conference Book (PDF 2,084KB)

ALASA 2009 – 15th Biennial International Conference of the African Language Association of Southern Africa (8-10 July 2009)
Call for Papers (9 December 2008, PDF 90KB)     Conference Information (Last update: 8 June 2009, PDF 85KB)     Preliminary Programme (Last update: 5 June 2009, PDF 136KB)     Conference Book (PDF 2,084KB)

AFRILEX NEWSLETTER 9
(January 2009 PDF 408KB)

13TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Stellenbosch, 1-3 July 2008)
Call for Papers    First Circular (27 November 2007, PDF 172KB)
    Second Circular (21 April 2008, PDF 175KB)     Programme (7 June 2008, PDF 199KB)     Third Circular (10 June 2008, PDF 198KB)    Programme & Abstracts Booklet (PDF 798KB)

 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (Stellenbosch, 30 June 2008)
Practical Lexical Analysis using Corpus Tools (Presenter: P. Hanks)
  Programme

12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Soshanguve, 27-29 June 2007)
First Circular (9 February 2007, PDF 37KB)    Programme (PDF 36KB)

11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Thohoyandou, 5-7 July 2006)
Call for Papers    First Circular (6 March 2006)     Second Circular (5 May 2006)     Accommodation (Last update: 6 May 2006)     Programme & Abstracts Booklet (PDF 1,022KB)

PANEL DISCUSSIONS (Thohoyandou, 4 July 2006)
Electronic Dictionaries for African Languages (Convenor: S.E. Bosch)
Publishers and Lexicographers (Convenor: R.H. Gouws) 
  Detailed Information (Last update: 14 June 2006)

 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (Thohoyandou, 3-4 July 2006)
Principles and Practice of South African Lexicography (Presenters: R.H. Gouws & D.J. Prinsloo)
  Detailed Information (Last update: 6 May 2006)

10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Bloemfontein, 13-15 July 2005)
Call for Papers     First Circular (11 February 2005)
Second Circular (17 May 2005)    Third Circular (17 June 2005)

9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP ON THE DICTIONARY AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT (Libreville, Gabon, 18-23 July 2004)
Call for Papers    First Circular (6 December 2003)   

9ÈME CONFÉRENCE INTERNATIONALE & ATELIER INTERNATIONAL SUR LE THÈME LE DICTIONNAIRE ET LE DÉVELOPPEMENT DES LANGUES (Libreville, Gabon, 18-23 juillet 2004)
Appel à contribution    Première circulaire (6 décembre 2003)   

AFRILEX NEWSLETTER 7 
(February 2004  Online  PDF (305 KB))

8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Windhoek, Namibia, 7-9 July 2003)
Call for Papers    First Circular (10 December 2002)    Second Circular (22 April 2003)    Third Circular (25 May 2003)    Programme     Conference Abstracts    Conference Snapshots

D.J. Prinsloo, Gilles-Maurice de Schryver, David Joffe & Salmina Nong’s 
MINI-SEMINAR and DICTIONARY LAUNCH (Pretoria, 20 June 2003)
The First South African Online Dictionary Interface

6TH INTERNATIONAL TAMA CONFERENCE (Gauteng, 17-21 Feb. 2003) 
Home Page (Co-organised by AFRILEX)

SEMINAR ON LEARNERS’ DICTIONARIES (Pretoria, 11-12 Nov. 2002) 
Circular (29 September 2002)    Programme

7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Grahamstown, 8-10 July 2002)
Call for Papers    First Circular (10 August 2001)    Second Circular (24 January 2002)    Festival Accommodation (4 March 2002)    Third Circular (14 May 2002)    Programme    Conference Abstracts    Conference Snapshots

AFRILEX NEWSLETTER 6 
(January 2002)

6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Pietersburg, 2-4 July 2001)
Call for Papers    Second Circular (28 February 2001)    Minutes 6th AGM (3 July 2001)    Programme

Sven Tarp and Rufus Gouws 
TWO-DAY SEMINAR ON TERMINOLOGY (Pretoria, 28-29 May 2001)
Circular (28 February 2001)

AFRILEX NEWSLETTER 5 
(December 2000, aka Vol. 5, No. 1)

5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Stellenbosch, 3-5 July 2000)
Call for Papers    First Circular (8 February 2000)    Second Circular (18 May 2000)    Programme

Mariëtta Alberts’ 
TWO-DAY TUTORIAL ON PRINCIPLES, PROCEDURES AND PRACTICE OF TERMINOLOGY & TERMINOGRAPHY (Pretoria, 29-30 November 1999)
Circular (6 November 1999)    Programme

AFRILEX NEWSLETTER 4 
(August 1999, aka Vol. 4, No. 1)

4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Pretoria, 5-6 July 1999)
Call for Papers    First Circular (10 April 1999)    Second Circular (22 June 1999)    Programme

CHAIRPERSON’S ANNUAL REPORT: 1998-1999 
by Rufus Gouws (4 July 1999)

AFRILEX NEWSLETTER 3 
(October 1998)

AFRILEX-SALEX'98 (Pretoria, 7-18 September 1998) 
Information (22 April 1998)    Circular (10 July 1998)    Registration    Report

A SUMMARY OF SALEX '97 (Potchefstroom, 1 July 1998) 
Circular (22 April 1998)    Programme

3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Potchefstroom, 29-30 June 1998)
Call for Papers    First Circular (28 January 1998)    Second Circular (22 April 1998)    Third Circular (27 May 1998)    Programme

CHAIRPERSON’S ANNUAL REPORT: 1997-1998 
by Rufus Gouws (29 June 1998)

 TUTORIAL: COMPILATION OF DICTIONARIES FOR AFRICAN LANGUAGES (Durban, 17 July 1997)
Programme

 TUTORIAL: BASIC PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF LEXICOGRAPHY (Durban, 16 July 1997)
Programme

2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Durban, 14-15 July 1997)
Programme

CHAIRPERSON’S ANNUAL REPORT: 1996-1997 
by Rufus Gouws (14 July 1997)

 CONSULTATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE DICTIONARY NEEDS OF ISINDEBELE (KwaNdebele, 14 March 1997)
Report

AFRILEX NEWSLETTER 2 
(December 1996)

AFRILEX NEWSLETTER 1 
(August 1996)

1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (Johannesburg, 1-2 July 1996)
Programme

AFRILEX NEWSLETTER 0 
(December 1995)

 

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P. Hanks
CPA, PDEV, TNE, etc.

LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS INTERESTED IN THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE

ALASA - African Language Association of Southern Africa
ALASA SIG - ALASA Special Interest Group: Language and Speech Technology Development
LSSA - Linguistic Society of Southern Africa
SAALA - Southern African Applied Linguistics Association
SAALT - South African Association for Language Teaching
SATI - South African Translators' Institute

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