5 May 2006
You are cordially
invited to attend the 11th International Conference,
Pre-Conference Workshop and Panel Discussions of the African Association for Lexicography that will be held at the
NEW in this circular:
· New Web address for Afrilex
· Extended deadline for submission of abstracts
· More about the pre-conference workshop on lexicography
· More about the panel discussions
Also included is more information on:
· Conference dates, venue and registration
· Accommodation and transport
NEW WEB ADDRESS FOR AFRILEX
Please note that we have a new web address: http://afrilex.africanlanguages.com/
A Google search with Afrilex as search word will also lead you to our new web page. This web page will be updated regularly with information on the upcoming conference.
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
The deadline for submissions
of abstracts has been extended to 31 May 2006.
Presenters must please send their 500-800 word abstracts, preferably by
e-mail, to Elsabé Taljard, e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
on or before the due date. Postal address: Department of African Languages,
· Dates: 3 & morning of 4 July 2006
· Theme: Principles and Practice of South African Lexicography
Presenters: Prof. Rufus Gouws
· During this workshop, fundamental issues in South African lexicography will be discussed. The discussion will be based on the newly-published (2005) book Principles and Practice of South African Lexicography by Gouws, R.H. & Prinsloo, D.J. Themes that will be addressed include the following: Material collection and corpus building, the user-perspective, the frame structure of dictionaries, macrostructural and microstructural aspects, definitions, equivalent relations and the access structure.
· Date: afternoon of 4 July 2006
· Theme 1: Electronic Dictionaries for African Languages (Chairperson: Prof. Sonja Bosch)
When thinking of dictionaries, the first thing that usually comes to mind is paper dictionaries – space constraints, expensive to print, heavy to carry, bulky to store, cumbersome for look-up, especially for newcomers to the field of African languages. But what does the future in the context of human language technologies and digital communication hold for dictionaries in the African languages? This question will be the central issue of the panel discussion. Panellists include international experts in the field of electronic dictionaries as well as experts in the field of African languages and lexicography.
· Theme 2: Publishers and Lexicographers (Chairperson: Prof. Rufus Gouws)
In this panel discussion representatives of different publishing houses will have the opportunity to say something about the lexicographic endeavours and plans of their respective companies.
CONFERENCE DATES, VENUE AND THEME
· Dates: 5-7 July 2006
· Conference Theme: “The user perspective in lexicography”
CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Prof. Wlodzimierz Sobkowiak (
Prof. Herbert Chimhundu (
An excursion to the
REGISTRATION FEE (before 20 June 2006)
The registration fee includes the conference folders, conference abstracts booklets, lunches, as well as tea and refreshments in the mornings and afternoons on 5-7 July 2006.
R600. The registration fee includes a copy of the book Principles and Practice of South African Lexicography by Gouws, R.H. and Prinsloo, D.J. 2005. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS.
Please note: It is compulsory for presenters of papers and special sessions to register in advance (before 20 June 2006).
· CONFERENCE: at the conference venue on 6 July 2006 from 08:00 onwards: R800
· PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: at the workshop venue on 3 July 2006 from 08:00 onwards: R700
Conference delegates must please organise their own accommodation. An updated list of available accommodation can be found here.
6 July 2006, R185 per person
Direct all correspondence to the Local Conference Organiser, Mr S.L. Tshikota, Editor-in-Chief
of the Tshivenda National Lexicography Unit,
Looking forward to seeing you in
S.L. Tshikota (Local Conference Organiser)
E. Taljard (Treasurer)
11th International AFRILEX Conference
Conference and Pre-Conference Workshop Registration, Conference Dinner, Excursion and Transport
Please complete this reply form and return it to:
Mr S.L. Tshikota, Editor-in-Chief of the Tshivenda National Lexicography Unit, University of Venda for Science and Technology, Private Bag X5050, Thohoyandou, 0950 Republic of South Africa. Tel.: +27 (0) 15 962 8327 // Fax: +27 (0) 15 962 8327 // E-mail: email@example.com.
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i) Conference Registration
Members: R650 R______
Non-members: R700 R______
I intend to read a paper /YES/ /NO/
ii) CONFERENCE DINNER (6 July 2006)
R185 per person R______
iii) PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP
R600 (This includes a copy of the book Principles and practice of South
African lexicography by Gouws, R.H. and Prinsloo, D.J.) R______
iv) FULL DAY EXCURSION TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (5 July 2006)
Bus fare: R200 per person R______
R250 per trip R______
a) Flight No ________________ Arrival Date __________________ July 2006
b) Flight No ________________ Departure Date ________________ July 2006
TOTAL AMOUNT R________
Please make cheques / postal orders payable to AFRILEX in South African Rand or Euro. Alternatively, payment may be made in South African Rand 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 Mr S.L. Tshikota, Editor-in-Chief of the Tshivenda National Lexicography Unit, University of Venda for Science and Technology, Private Bag X5050, Thohoyandou, 0950 AND to the Treasurer, Prof. E. Taljard: Fax: +27 (0) 12 420 3163. Mr Tshikota will acknowledge receipt of this reply form and payment within 10 days.
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