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21st International Conference 2016

 

Call for papers – Submission deadline extended to 30 April 2016

 

First Circular

 

Dear Colleague

 

You are cordially invited to attend the 21st International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography which will be held 4-7 July 2016 in Tzaneen, South Africa.

 

Table of Contents

1.         Conference Details

2.         Tea breaks & Lunch

3          Conference Reception

4          Conference Dinner

5.         Conference Excursion

6          Accommodation

7.         Transport

8.         Conference Organisation

9.         Call for papers – Submission deadline extended to 30 April 2016

10.       Registration Form and Payment Information

 

1. CONFERENCE DETAILS

 

Date: 4-7 July 2016: Academic Programme: 10:00 on Monday 4 July to 14:00 on Wednesday 6 July 2016

 

Host: Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit in cooperation with Sesotho sa Leboa National Lexicography Unit

 

Venue: Nyankwavi hall , Karibu Hotel and Leisure Resort.

 

Keynote speakers:  International speaker: Serge Verlinde

(Leuven Language Institute, Leuven, Belgium)

Speaker from Africa:  Victor Mojela

(Sesotho sa Leboa National Lexicography Unit, Polokwane, South Africa)

Conference fee*: Early bird (before 1 June 2016): R1 600 (members); R1 800 (non-members)

Late registration (at the conference venue): R2000 (all delegates)

 

*The conference fee includes a conference folder and bag, an abstracts booklet, lunch, tea and refreshments

 

 

 

2. TEA BREAKS & LUNCH

 

Dates: 4 July – 6 July 2016

 

Tea breaks venue: XIRIMELA

 

Lunch venue:  KHWEZU

 

Cost: Free for delegates who register for the conference

 

3.         CONFERENCE RECEPTION

 

The AFRILEX Board invites conference delegates to a formal reception cocktail.

 

Date:   4 July 2016

 

Venue: THABANG HALL

 

Cost:   Free for all conference delegates

 

4.         CONFERENCE DINNER

 

Conference delegates are invited to attend the conference dinner.

 

Date: 5 July 2016

 

Venue:   TUMELO HALL

 

Cost: R250 per person

 

5. CONFERENCE EXCURSION --- KRUGER PARK

 

Date: 7 July 2016 (full day)

 

Cost: R 300 per person

 

Note: The Conference excursion is only available to delegates (and partners) who register and pay for the conference and excursion before 1 June 2016. No late registration is available for the excursion.

 

6. ACCOMMODATION

 

Accommodation is available at the Karibu Hotel and Leisure Resort. The conference venues are also available at the same hotel. (If delegates exceed the number of hotel rooms available, others will be ferried by the hotel transport to the nearest lodge free of charge.) NB. Travelling from Tzaneen, delegates will use the R 71 road to Phalaborwa. About 10km on R71 to a 4-way stop at Tarentaalrand, delegates will take the off-ramp to the left, and again about 800metres, turn right on the road heading to the East of Tzaneen, that is the road to Giyani. Those travelling from Phalaborwa Airport will also take the R71 road to Tzaneen. At Tarentaalrand 4-way stop, delegates will take the off-ramp to the right and within 800m turn right on the Giyani road. About 3 minutes drive, the Karibu Hotel entrance road is on the right. Its physical address is: 41 Taganashoek, Tarentaalrand. http://www.kariburesort.co.za/contact.html

 

Karibu Hotel and Leisure Resort has two sets of accommodation, namely the new hotel infrastructure and the old lodge infrastructure. Their approximate rates are as follows: (Be sure to mention AFRILEX CONFERENCE when booking.)

 

a) Hotel Accommodation:

Single - R 998.00

Sharing - R 700.00

b) Lodge Accommodation:

Single - R 665.00

Sharing - R 400.00

 

7. TRANSPORT

 

7.1 Airport transfers

 

The conference organisers can unfortunately not provide transport. However, the hotel transport is readily available upon individual request. Their e-mail address is: karibu@tzaneen.co.za

 

7.2 Transport between places of accommodation and the conference venue

The conference organisers can unfortunately not provide transport between places of accommodation and the conference venue.

 

8. CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

 

Please direct all enquiries to the local organiser:

 

Mr. H.T. Mashele

Xitsonga National Lexicography Unit

Tivumbeni Continuing Professional Development Centre

Private Bag X1407

LETABA

0870
E-mail Address:
hlengiwemashele@gmail.com

 

9. CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Invited: Papers and posters on any aspect of lexicography or terminology.

 

Special sessions may be proposed.

 

All submissions will be adjudicated.

 

The conference language is English.

 

Prospective presenters are to submit abstracts to reach AFRILEX before 30 April 2016. Abstracts must be between 600 and 800 words long for adjudicators to make informed judgements on the central argument of the paper or poster, especially given that conference proceedings are not published. Abstracts should contain the following elements: a central argument, how the study was conducted and some (preliminary) conclusions. Papers that do not comply with these requirements will unfortunately be rejected.

 

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to Dr Dion Nkomo:

E-mail address: d.nkomo@ru.ac.za

Postal address: School of Languages: African Language Studies, Rhodes University, P.O. Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140. South Africa.

 

Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged and feedback will be given to authors as soon as it is received back from the adjudicators. Abstracts of accepted papers will be distributed during the conference. MS Powerpoint Presentation facilities will be available. As a backup, presenters are invited to e-mail their presentation to the organiser ahead of the conference.

 

Please note: It is compulsory for presenters of papers, posters and special sessions to register in advance (i.e. before 1 June 2016).

 

Abstract submission format

Title, initials and surname:

Affiliation:

E-mail:

Telephone (cell/mobile or office):

Fax:

Postal address and postal code:

Full title of the paper or poster (indicate paper/poster):

Abstract (600-800 words):

 

10. REGISTRATION FORM AND PAYMENT INFORMATION

 

Please see Addendum A.

 

We look forward to receiving you in Tzaneen.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Mr. H.T. Mashele

Conference Organiser


 

ADDENDUM A:                  21sh International AFRILEX Conference

REGISTRATION FORM (conference, dinner, excursion, membership)

 

Title, given name and surname: …………………………………………………………………..………………………………

Postal Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………….

 

……………………………………………………………… Postal code: ……………..…

 

Cell/Mobile: ………………………………………… 

E-mail: …………………………………………………@……….………………………………….…

 

Insert the relevant amount where applicable or tick the appropriate box.

1.  CONFERENCE (4 -7 July)

Before 1 June 2016: R1600 (members); R1 800 (non-members)                                R………

 

2.  DO YOU INTEND TO READ A PAPER?      YES |__|          NO |__|

 

3.  CONFERENCE DINNER (5 July)                                                                    R……….

R250 per person

 

4.  CONFERENCE EXCURSION (7 July)

R300 per person                                                               R……….

 

5.  AFRILEX MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR 2016

R150 (personal, Africa) / R600 (corporate)                          R……….

 

TOTAL:                                                                                                                     R ………

 

PAYMENT

Payment can be made in South African Rand directly into the AFRILEX savings account: ABSA Bank, Hatfield, Pretoria, South Africa, branch code 008675, account no. 9054460560.  Delegates from overseas can contact the treasurer, Elsabé Taljard, elsabe.taljard@up.ac.za for special arrangements regarding payment.

 

REGISTRATION

Send this completed registration form together with proof of payment to: Elsabé Taljard, Department of African Languages, University of Pretoria, 0002. | E-mail: elsabe.taljard@up.ac.za | Fax: +27 (0) 12 4202494.

Receipt of the registration form and payment will be acknowledged within 10 days.

I have deposited the amount of R……………… into the AFRILEX savings account and attach a copy of the deposit slip/electronic transfer.