AFRILEX

7th International Conference
Third Circular

14 May 2002

 

 

Dear Member,

 

You are cordially invited to attend the 7th International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography organised by the Dictionary Unit for South African English, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

 

Conference Theme: "Culture and Dictionaries"

 

In this circular:

·        Information about the 7th International Conference and Related Events

·        Preliminary List of Accepted Papers (Keynotes, Special Sessions & Parallel Sessions)

·        Reply Form: Registration, Accommodation, Meals and Transport

·        Minutes of the 6th Annual General Meeting of AFRILEX

·        Kernerman Dictionary Research Grants (KDRG)

 

CONFERENCE DATE AND VENUE

Date:  8-10 July 2002

Venue:  Eden Grove, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION (before 20 June 2002)

Members:  R280

Non-members:  R320

 

The registration fee includes Conference folder, Conference Programme & Abstracts booklet, tea and refreshments in the mornings and afternoons on 8-10 July. Registered participants are also invited to the Conference Dinner on Tuesday evening (9 July).

 

Please note that it is COMPULSORY for presenters to register and pay well in advance (ultimate deadline: 20 June 2002). Failure to do so will unfortunately result in papers NOT being included in the programme nor in the Programme & Abstracts booklet that will be distributed during the conference.

 

LATE REGISTRATION

At Conference Venue from 08:00: R350

 

PROGRAMME

A preliminary list of the accepted papers is included below. At the conference there will also be a continuous book exhibition (OUP, Maskew Miller Longman, Macmillan, etc.), an opportunity to visit the Dictionary Unit for South African English (DSAE), and an optional Egazini tour.

 

CONFERENCE CORRESPONDENCE

Direct all correspondence to the Local Conference Organiser, Ms. Kathy Kavanagh, Dictionary Unit for South African English, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa (E-mail K.Kavanagh@ru.ac.za, Tel. (046) 603-8107, Fax (046) 603-8107).

 

ACCOMMODATION AND MEALS

Single rooms will be available in Rhodes University residences at R130 per person, including breakfast. A limited number of twin rooms are available, also at R130 per person. Alternatively, you may prefer to stay at one of Grahamstown's many B&Bs and hotels. A list of these can be found on the city's website: http://www.grahamstown.co.za/

 

Lunch will be available each day at a cost of R30. A buffet supper will be available in Eden Grove, the conference venue, on Sunday evening (7 July) between 19:00 and 20:30, price R35. There will be a cocktail party on the evening of 8 July, after which delegates may eat at any of a range of restaurants in town (within walking distance). The conference dinner, to which all delegates are invited, will take place on 9 July. Dinner will again be taken in town on Wednesday 10 July.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Grahamstown is situated in the East Cape countryside, about 1½ hours drive from Port Elizabeth (PE). Shuttle buses will depart from PE airport at times arranged to coincide with the arrival of specific flights from Johannesburg (JHB), Cape Town (CT) and Durban (DB) on 7 July. Transport will also be available to ferry delegates back to PE airport on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, 10 and 11 July. If you wish to make use of shuttle transport please book an appropriate flight. The cost will be R75 per single journey. Otherwise you may arrange private car hire from PE airport.

 

Flight no

From

Dep. time

Arrs PE

Shuttle deps

Arrs G’town

Bus no.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 July

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA6233

JHB

13:30

15:10

15:30

17:00

1

SA662

CT

13:10

14:20

15:30

17:00

1

SA661

DB

13:15

14:35

15:30

17:00

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SA419

JHB

15:15

16:55

17:45

19:15

2

SA1383

CT

16:10

17:25

17:45

19:15

2

 

Buses will leave Grahamstown on 10 July and 11 July to connect with the following departures:

 

Flight no.

To

Deps PE

Arr. time

Shuttle deps

Arrs PE

Bus no.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 July

 

 

 

 

 

 

SA422

JHB

17:40

19:15

15:00

16:30

3

BA6236

JHB

18:15

19:50

15:00

16:30

3

SA1382

CT

17:50

19:05

15:00

16:30

3

SA688

DB

19:30

20:40

15:00

16:30

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 July

 

 

 

 

 

 

SA410

JHB

10:50

12:25

07:15

08:45

4

SA1388

CT

10:00

11:15

07:15

08:45

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SA414

JHB

12:30

14:05

09:15

10:45

5

BA6242

JHB

13:35

15:10

09:15

10:45

5

SA657

CT

12:15

13:30

09:15

10:45

5

SA656

DB

12:00

13:10

09:15

10:45

5

 

Alternatively, Greyhound and Translux coaches pass through Grahamstown from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Intercape coaches from Cape Town and Durban also pass through. Please let Kathy know when you will be arriving.

 

NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

The Afrilex conference takes place following the 2002 National Arts Festival and WordFest (28 June–6 July 2002). Why not come a few days early and enjoy the entertainment? Rooms in Rhodes University residences will be available during the Festival at R130 per night B&B. Please book early. Prices for hotels and B&Bs rise steeply during the Festival. Transport from PE airport to Grahamstown during the Festival period can be booked through the Festival office (Tel. (046) 622-4341).

 

BOOKING DATES

Early booking is advised. Accommodation in Rhodes residences for the conference period should be booked by 7 June 2002. Anyone wishing to stay in Rhodes accommodation during the Festival should try to book a.s.a.p. Please complete the attached reply form.

Note also that a table of agencies that deal with self-catering as well as B&B during the Festival period can be found on the Afrilex website.

 

MINUTES OF THE 6TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF AFRILEX

 

KERNERMAN DICTIONARY RESEARCH GRANTS (KDRG)

 

AFRILEX WEB SITE

For the latest on the 7th International Conference and other Afrilex activities, visit the Afrilex web site at:

http://www.up.ac.za/academic/libarts/afrilang/homelex.html

 

REMEMBER

Deadline for accommodation in a university residence = 7 June 2002

Deadline for advance registration = 20 June 2002

 

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Grahamstown.

AFRILEX greetings,

 

 

Daan Prinsloo: Chairperson

Gilles-Maurice de Schryver: Organiser

Kathy Kavanagh: Local Conference Organiser

 


 

7th International Conference
PRELIMINARY LIST OF ACCEPTED PAPERS

 

Prof. Bergenholtz (Denmark), Prof. Nkabinde (South Africa) and Prof. Hurskainen (Finland) will read keynotes on Monday 8, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 July respectively. A special session on Dictionary Funding will be held on Monday, and a round table on Morphological Analysers on Wednesday. The latter is a joint session of AFRILEX and the Special Interest Group (SIG) for Language and Speech Technology Development of ALASA (http://www.alasa.org.za/sig).

 

KEYNOTES

 

Bergenholtz, Henning

Towards a User-oriented Understanding of Descriptive, Proscriptive and Prescriptive Lexicography

Hurskainen, Arvi

New Advances in Corpus-based Lexicography

Nkabinde, A.C.

Cultural Implications on Lexicography

 

SPECIAL SESSION 1 — Getting Hold of Funding to Publish Dictionaries

 

Alberts, Mariλtta

Funding for Technical Dictionaries

Van Schalkwyk, Dirk J.

Financing of the National Lexicography Units (NLUs) in a New Lexicographic Dispensation

Wolvaardt, Jill

Dictionaries, A Cultural Investment? Some Thoughts on Fundraising for Dictionary Projects

 

SPECIAL SESSION 2 — Morphological Analysers for the Bantu Languages

 

Bosch, Sonja E. & Laurette Pretorius

Using Finite-State Computational Morphology to Enhance a Machine-Readable Lexicon

De Schryver, Gilles-Maurice

First Steps in the Finite-State Morphological Analysis of Northern Sotho

Maphosa, Mandlenkosi

Word Division and Orthography as Some of the Factors Posing Challenges in the Development of the Ndebele Grammatical Parser

Ridings, Daniel & Webster Mavhu

Problems and Challenges Encountered when Developing a Morphological Parser for the Shona Language

Roux, Justus C. & Sonja E. Bosch

Human Language Technologies and the National Lexicography Units

 

PARALLEL SESSIONS

 

Chabata, Emmanuel

Language Development in a Multilingual Society

Chabata, Emmanuel & Webster Mavhu

Torn Between Calling a Spade a Spade and Being Euphemistic: The Dilemma of a Lexicographer Defining Offensive Headwords in Shona Monolingual Lexicography

Gauton, Rachιlle

Bilingual Zulu Dictionaries and the Translation of Culture

Gouws, Rufus H.

Using a Frame Structure to Accommodate Cultural Data

Hendriks, Karen

The Treatment of Culture-Specific Lexical Items in Bilingual Dictionaries

James, Gregory & Bronson So Ming Cheung

Culture and a Dictionary: Evidence from the First European Lexicographical Work in China

Kavanagh, Kathryn, Philisiwe Manyisa & Disebo Moeti

Work in Progress: First Steps in Using a Bilingual Dictionary Framework

Khumalo, Langa

History, Language Contact and Lexical Change: A Lexicography/Terminography Interface in Zimbabwean Ndebele

Lekganyane, Diapo N.

On Corpora and the Process of Selecting High Function Words and Their Treatment in Currently Available Dictionaries for Sepedi

Madiba, Matete & Lorna Mphahlele

Capturing Cultural Glossaries: A Case Study Presentation of N. Sotho Cooking Terms

Mangoya, Esau

Divergent Approaches to Corpus Processing: The Need for Standardisation

Mareme, Godfrey Baile

Prejudice and Reality in a Setswana Monolingual Dictionary – The Systematic and Deliberate Biasing of Cultural Issues

Mashamaite, Kwena

The Use of Frames as a Basis for a Definition Model for a Monolingual Dictionary

Mavoungou, P.A., T. Afane Otsaga & G.-R. Mihindou

Dictionaries Compiled with French and the Reproduction of the Gabonese Cultures

Moe, Ron

Compiling Dictionaries Using Semantic Domains

Mojela, V.M.

The Etymological Aspects of the Idiomatic and Proverbial Expressions in the Lexicographic Development of Sesotho sa Leboa – A Semantic Analysis

Mphasha, L.E.

Cultural Relativism in Dictionaries: Is this the Right Direction?

Mpofu, Nomalanga

Cultural Aspects in the Shona Monolingual Dictionary: Duramazwi Guru reChiShona

Ndlovu, Vezumuzi kaDayisa

A Corpus-based Approach to Terminography: An Analysis and Evaluation of the ALRI Corpora

Nong, Salmina

The Lexicographic Treatment of Loan Words in Northern Sotho

Prinsloo, D.J.

The Lexicographic Treatment of Copulatives in Northern Sotho

Rakgokong, M.P.

The Lexicographic Treatment of Culture and Cultural Words in Setswana

Schmitt, Peter A.

Culture-specific Concepts in Technical Dictionaries

Silva, Penny

The OED as Cultural Icon

Taljard, Elsabι & Gilles-Maurice de Schryver

Semi-Automatic Term Extraction for the African Languages, with special reference to Northern Sotho

Van der Merwe, Michele

Towards the Creation of a Dictionary Culture in South Africa

Van Huyssteen, Linda

The Value of Culture in the Development of Medical Corpora in Zulu

Van Keymeulen, Jacques A.J.

Making a Dictionary of an Oral Tradition

Viriri, Advice

Missionary Influence on Shona Lexicography, with Special Reference to Father Hannan’s Problem of Translation

 


 

7th International Conference
REPLY FORM
Registration, Accommodation, Meals and Transport

 

Please complete this reply form and return it to:

Ms. KP Kavanagh, Dictionary Unit for South African English, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa

 

 

Title, Initials and Surname: ____________________________

Postal Address: _________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

Postal Code: ______                                      

Tel.: ______________________(H);______________________(W)

_______________________(Cell); Fax:______________________

E-mail: ________________________@________________________

 

(i)   Conference registration

(R280 for members, R320 for non-members)                                                 R ………

I intend to read a paper                                                                            /YES/   /NO/

 

(ii)   Accommodation in a university residence for the following nights:

(Indicate with an X)

7 July           8 July           9 July           10 July

|.........|         |.........|         |.........|         |.........|         @ R130                   =    R ………

 

(iii)   Lunch

(Indicate with an X)

8 July           9 July           10 July

|.........|         |.........|         |.........|                            @ R30                     =    R ………

 

(iv)   Buffet supper

(Indicate with an X)

7 July

|.........|                                                                   @ R35                     =    R ………

 

(v)   Transport from/to PE airport

I require transport by shuttle bus:

a)  from PE airport to Grahamstown (7 July)            @ R75                     =    R ………

Flight no. ……… from ……… to PE (shuttle bus no. ………)

b)  from Grahamstown to PE airport (10 or 11 July)  @ R75                     =    R ………

Flight no. ……… from PE to ……… (shuttle bus no. ………)

 

(vi)   Accommodation during the Festival

(in this case: try to book a.s.a.p.)

I require B&B accommodation in a university residence

during the Festival for the nights of:

……………………………………………… (give dates)

No. of nights ………        @ R130                   =    R ………

                                                                                                                  ________

 

                                                                         Total amount payable      R ………

 

 

 

PAYMENT METHODS

Please make cheques / postal orders payable to AFRILEX.

Alternatively, payment may be made directly into the Afrilex Savings Account, Absa Bank, Hatfield, Pretoria; Branch Code 008675, Account no. 9054460560. Please send or fax the DEPOSIT SLIP, together with this reply form, to Kathy Kavanagh (Fax (046) 603-8107). She will acknowledge receipt of this reply form and payment within 10 days.

 

With this reply form please find enclosed my cheque / postal order for  R ………

or

I have paid the sum of  R ………  into the Afrilex Savings Account and attach a copy of the deposit slip.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

·        IF YOU WISH TO STAY IN A UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE, FULL PAYMENT MUST REACH US NOT LATER THAN 7 JUNE 2002.

·        THE DEADLINE FOR ADVANCE REGISTRATION PAYMENT IS 20 JUNE 2002.

 

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