The 16th Annual International AFRILEX Conference
UNAM, Windhoek, Namibia, 5-7 July 2011

Actual Programme


09:00 – 11:00    Pre-conference workshop 1

    Presenter: Herman Beyer (University of Namibia)

    Topic: Towards Evaluation Criteria for School Dictionaries for Namibian Schools

11:00 – 11:30    Tea

11:30 – 13:30    Pre-conference workshop 2

    Convenor: D.J. Prinsloo (University of Pretoria)

    Topic: Intelligent and dynamic electronic dictionaries

13:30 – 14:30    Lunch

14:30 – 16:00    Publishers’ Session

16:00               Tea

19:00 –            Cocktail Party




08:30 – 09:15




09:15 – 09:30

Official Opening

Word from the President of AFRILEX

            G.-M. de Schryver

A word of welcome on behalf of the University of Namibia


09:30 – 10:25                Keynote Address 1

Equivalence in a semantic and lexicographic perspective: A case study

      Adamska, A.

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 12:55                Parallel Sessions

11:00 – 11:25

Meaning explanation in learner’s e-dictionaries: Current strategies and their theoretical, functional, user and practical motivation

Swanepoel, P.

Pronunciation guides for a South African English school dictionary

Hiles, L.

11:30 – 11:55

Needs Adapted Data Presentation in e-Information Tools

Bothma, T.J.D. & Bergenholtz, H.

Packaging  phonetic  information in  dictionaries of Bantu languages

Lubinda, J.M.

12:00 – 12:25

Linking dictionary and corpus data in online language tools

Heid U. & Prinsloo D.J.

Legal issues in lexicograhy: An examination of the handling of brand names in the Isichazamazwi SesiNdebele

Maphosa, M.

12:30 – 12:55

Equivalent Selection in LSP e-Lexicography: A Case Study with Spanish Accounting Terms

Fuertes-Olivera, P.A.

The impact of borrowing as one of the term creation strategies in South African Indigenous languages: The translator’s perspective

Zungu, B.P.K.

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:55                Parallel Sessions

14:00 – 14:25

Requirements for an on-screen presentation of an electronic dictionary of German collocations for Afrikaans-speaking learners of German as a foreign language

Reinhardt, H.A.

A global approach for a dictionary of Lingála: From localiztion of software to a lemmatization strategy

Sene Mongaba, B.


14:30 – 14:55

Do we need a (new) theory of lexicography

Tarp, S.

Compilation of an English-French Dictionary of Phonetic Sciences: An ongoing project

Ndinga-Koumba-Binza, H.S.

15:00 – 15:30


15:30 – 16:55                Parallel Sessions

15:30 – 15:55

Towards a monolingualised bilingual learner's dictionary

Luther, J.

Challenges of predictability and consistency in the first comprehensive Sotho dictionary

Kosch, I.M.

16:00 – 16:25

Designing a Dictionary for the De la Bat School for the Deaf in Worcester 

Fourie, H.

The lexicographical treatment of conjunctions in Afrikaans dictionaries

Bosman, N. & Otto, A.

16:30 – 16:55

The treatment of etymology in Setswana dictionaries

Otlogetswe, T.J.

What do foundation phase learners know about a dictionary?

Van der Merwe, M.



17:00 – 18:00

Annual General Meeting



Conference Dinner




09:00 – 09:55                Keynote Address 2

Optimising Data Utilisation in Lexicography: the Case of the Khoekhoegowab Dictionary

      Haacke, W.H.G.

10:00 – 10:30


10:30 – 12:25                Parallel Sessions

10:30 – 10:55

The Ordering of Lexical Entries in Tshivena Dictionaries with Special Reference to Tshivena/English halusamaipfi Dictionary

Mafela, M.J.

Flexible Database Model for Multiple Dictionaries

Almind, R.

11:00 – 11:25

Purism and inadequacies: A case study of the effects of strict corpus-based dictionary writing in Sesotho sa Leboa

Mojela, V.M.

One data base, four monofunctional dictionaries

Bergenholtz, I.

11:30 – 11:55

Comparing two African language online dictionaries from a non-native speaker's perspective

Klein, J.

The automatic lemmatiser as a tool to enhance access to Setswana dictionaries

Brits, J.H. & Pretorius, R.

12:00 – 12:25

What is right or wrong: In Quest of formal Lusoga

Nabirye, M.

A critical analysis of the lemmatisation of nouns and verbs in isiZulu

Prinsloo, D.J.


12:30 – 12:40