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23rd International Conference 2018


First Circular


Dear Colleague,


You are cordially invited to attend the 23rd International Conference of the African Association for Lexicography which will be held 27-29 June 2018 at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa.


Table of Contents

1.              Conference Details

2.              Conference Workshop

3.              Conference Reception

4.              Conference Dinner

5.              Conference Excursion

6.              Accommodation

7.              Transport & Venue Location

8.              Conference Organization

9.              Call for papers

10.          Registration Form and Payment Information



Date: 27-29 June 2018: Academic Programme: 14:00 on Wednesday 27 to 14:00 on Friday  29 June 2018

Host: Department of Language Education, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town.

Venue: New Life Science Building, University of the Western Cape


Keynote speakers and Special Session

International speaker: Prof Vincent Ooi (Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore)

Speaker from Africa:  Dr Willem Botha (Bureau of WAT, Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Special PanSALB Session: Dr Rakwena Monareng (CEO of PanSALB, South Africa)


Conference fee*: Early bird (before 1 May 2018): R1 800 (members); R2 000 (non-members)

Registration after 1 May 2018: R2 000 (members); R2 200 (non-members)

Late registration (at the conference venue): R2 500 (all delegates).

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



Date: 27 June 2018:10:00 to 13:00

Venue: Auditorium, New Life Sciences Building, University of the Western Cape



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

Date:   27 June 2018: 18h30 to 21h00

Venue: New Life Sciences Building, University of the Western Cape

Cost:   Free for all conference delegates



Conference delegates are invited to attend the conference dinner.

Date: 28 June 2018: 18h30 to 22h00

Venue: New Life Science Building, University of the Western Cape

Cost: R350 per person



Places of interest in and around Cape Town

Date: 30 June 2018 (full day)

Cost: R800




Conference delegates are responsible for arranging their own accommodation.

Addendum B contains a list of guesthouses and hotels in Bellville for which delegates will need to drive to get to campus. Transport cost through UBER are quite affordable from these accommodation facilities to the conference venue.

For your safety, guesthouses and B&B in the vicinity of the UWC Bellville campus (at a walking distance to the venue) are not advisable.



7.1 Airport transfers

There will be no shuttle services offered from and to the Cape Town International Airport.

Delegates should make their own arrangements for pick-ups and drop-offs at the airport.

All major car rental companies (local and international) have branches at the Cape Town International Airport. Please check Google the specific company branch for details.


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.

We recommend that you UBER, call a cab or hire a car from any of the car rental companies.

Kombi taxis are not so recommendable for visitors.

There is Metrorail line to the UWC campus. The Metrorail station on campus is called UNIBELL. For more information, please visit and download the App:

The UNIBELL train station is also served by Cape Town Trains (CTTRAINS). For details and trains timetable, please visit:

Please note that for both Metrorail and CTTRAINS, Unibell train station is part of the Central Line region.

From UNIBELL train station, you will just have to walk straight on University Avenue to get to the conference venue.


7.3 Venue Location

All the conference activities (cocktail reception, workshop, sessions, tea-breaks, lunch and dinner) will take place in the New Life Sciences Building. Please refer to Addendum C for the UWC Campus Map. The New Life Sciences Building is number 14 on the map.



Please direct all enquiries to the local organiser:

Dr H Steve Ndinga-Koumba-Binza

E-mail Address:

Postal address of the local organiser: Department of Language Education, Faculty of Education, Private Bag X17, Bellville 7535, Cape Town, South Africa.


The following organizing committee members will also be available should you need any assistance.

Dr Blanche N. Assam (

Mr Peter Lenting (

Ms Zahara February (

Ms Someka Ngece (

Ms Molly Naketsana (





Invited: papers with a lexicographic focus 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 2018. The abstract should be formatted according to the template. Abstracts must be between 600 and 800 words long for adjudicators to make informed judgements on the central argument of the paper, 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


Abstract Committee:

Prof. Sonja Bosch: and Mr. Andre du Plessis:


Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged and feedback will be given to authors as soon as the abstracts are 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 and special sessions to register in advance (i.e. before 01 June 2018).


Abstract submission format according to the template:


Full title of paper

Firstname(s) SURNAME (e-mail address)

Affiliation: Department/Institute, University, Place, Country


Firstname(s) SURNAME (e-mail address), in case of second author etc.

Affiliation Department/Institute, University, Place, Country


Write your abstract in block style in Times New Roman 12. The line spacing should be single. Cite single authors as surname (year:page) or (surname, year:page). If you cite a publication with two authors, please do it as follows: surname1 & surname2 (year:page) or (surname1 & surname2, year:page). More than two authors are cited as surname1 et al. (year:page) or (surname1 et al. year:page). When referring to the publication as such, you can leave out the page numbers. When referring to several page numbers, you can use “page-page”.

In your Afrilex abstract, the first line of every paragraph after the first paragraph should be written with a left indent of 1 cm. Tables and figures should be centered. Enumerated lists do not need to be indented.

If you list linguistic examples of languages other than English, please provide English translations.

Paragraphs after figures or tables should not be indented. Please limit screenshots (for space reasons) and keep the number of figures to a minimum. However, do not minimize figures too much: Remember that while you write this on A4-pages, the book of abstracts will be printed on A5. If you are unsure about the instructions, you may consult the Afrilex abstract booklet of 2017 as example. This can be found on the following webpage:

Lastly, your abstract should not exceed 800 words (MS word count), everything included - also the “References” section, see an example below. Please do not use footnotes, if unavoidable, you may use endnotes[i] instead.



Surname1, Initials, Surname2, Initials. yyyy. Book title. Place: Publisher.

Surname1, Initials. yyyy. Article title. Journal name (vol) edition:p-p.

Surname1, Initials. yyyy. Conference proceedings article. In: Proceedings title. Date, Year. Place, Country: p-p. Available: http://xxxxx. Accessed on dd/mm/yyyy.

Name of internet source. yyyy. Available: http://xxxxx. Accessed on dd/mm/yyyy.






Please see Addendum A.


We look forward to receiving you in Cape Town.


Yours faithfully


Dr H Steve Ndinga-Koumba-Binza

Conference Organiser

ADDENDUM A:                   23rd 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 (27-29 June)

Before 1 May 2018: R1800 (members); R2 000 (non-members)                              R………

After 1 May 2018: R2000 (members); R2 200 (non-members)                                 R………


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


3.  CONFERENCE DINNER (28 June)                                                                  R……….

R350 per person



R 800 per person                                                              R……….



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


TOTAL:                                                                                                                     R ………



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, Elsabι Taljard, for special arrangements regarding payment.



Send this completed registration form together with proof of payment to: Elsabι Taljard, Department of African Languages, University of Pretoria, 0002. | E-mail: | 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.


(accommodation at a reasonable  DRIVING distance to the UWC Bellville Campus)






Town Lodge Bellville

Mr. Wentzel van Wieligh

021 948 7990

50 Willie van Schoor Avenue Corner Mispel Road. Bellville 7536

Excellent Guest House

084 474 4444

Fax: 021 9480181

1 Helderberg Street Chrismar Bellville 7530

Hotel Verde Cape Town International Airport


15 Michigan Street Airport 7490

Protea Hotel Tygervalley


021 913 2000

287 Hendrik Verwoed Drive. Welgemoed 7530

Lagoon Beach


Lagoon Drive, Lagoon Beach Milnerton 8000

Feathers Lodge

021 910 1078

Fax: 021 910 1079

24 Melina Street Rosendal

Durbanville 7550

Homestead Villas

082 296 9601

The Homestead, Welgedacht Drive. Welgedacht Security Estate Bellville 7530

Vineyards Country Home B&B


021 913 5851


7infantry Road, Door De Kraal Bellville 7530

Bell Rosen

021 913 4703

116 Kommissaris Street Welgemoed Bellville 7530

Dark Chocolate

021 957 3776

1 Mountain View Cres, Durbell. Durbanville 7550

Bread and Barrel Guest House Bellville

02021 021 917 19255

10 Oorterzee Str. Bellville

Bellville Business Park 7500

Welgemoed Guest House

021 913 2690

021 918 3462

79 Kommissaris St. Welgemoed Bellville 7550

Old Oak Guest House

021 9100 703

083 261 8052

54 Ganzekraal Street

Oak Glen Bellville 7530

Rdigeworth Boutique Guesthouse

021 910 1835

079 509 4477

Fax: 021 910 2852

5 Greenway Drive Tygervalley 7530

Cape Village Lodge

021 975 6765

Fax: 086 238 6189

19 Mills Strees. Valmary Park.Durbanville

Le Petit Chateau Guest Home

021 976 0128

021 422 0414

14 Agulhas Crescent, Nerina Durbanville

Keret Accomodation

021 913 1588

083 294 8444

29 Mahogany Crescent. Loevenstein. Tygerberg Hill

Four Palm Accommodation

021 976 3627

082 899 6498

19 Franschoek Street. Durbanville Hills

Protea Hotel Cape Town Durbanville


021 913 9256

99 Jip De Jager Drive. Vineyards Office Estate

Harmony Cottage  


Fax: 0865525663

  20 Banhoek Road, Stellenberg. Durbanville




(UWC Bellville Campus Map)


[i] This is an endnote. It is font size 10.