7th International Conference
First Circular

10 August 2001



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.


In this circular:

·             Preliminary information on Conference Date, Venue and Registration

·             Call for Papers

·             Preliminary information on Accommodation and Related Events

·             Membership Status



Date: 8-10 July 2002

Venue: Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa


ADVANCE REGISTRATION (before 20 June 2002)

Members: R280

Non-members: R320


The registration fee includes Conference folder, Conference Abstracts, 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).



At Conference Venue from 08:00: R350



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



·             Conference Theme: “Culture and Dictionaries”

·             Also invited: Papers on any aspect of lexicography

·             Members are invited to suggest themes for special sessions


All papers will be adjudicated.

Presenters are to submit 500-800 word abstracts to reach us before 15 March 2002. Abstracts should preferably be sent by e-mail to the Afrilex Organiser, Mr. G.-M. de Schryver ( Alternatively, abstracts can also be sent to Prof. D.J. Prinsloo by e-mail (, fax (national: (012) 420-3163 / international: + 27-12-420-3163) or ordinary mail (Dept. of African Languages, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa).

Receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged.

Abstracts of accepted papers will be distributed during the Conference.

Please note: It is compulsory for presenters of papers and special sessions to register in advance (before 20 June 2002).



Single rooms will be available in Rhodes University residences at approx. R125 per person, including breakfast. A limited number of twin rooms will also be available at R125 per person.

Lunch and dinner will cost about R20-25.


Alternatively, Grahamstown has many B&Bs and hotels. A list of these, with 2001 prices, can be found on the city’s official web site:  The site also contains tourist information about the city and surrounding area.



Grahamstown is situated in the East Cape countryside, about 1½ hours drive from Port Elizabeth. Shuttle buses will meet selected flights to Port Elizabeth (PE) on Sunday 7 July and make a number of return trips to PE on 10 July and 11 July. Car hire is available at PE airport.



The conference takes place following the 2002 National Arts Festival (scheduled for 28 June - 6 July 2002). Why not come a few days early and enjoy the entertainment? Rooms in University residences will be available during the Festival at rates similar to those for the Conference. (Prices for hotels and B&Bs rise steeply during the Festival.) Transport from PE airport during the Festival period can be booked through the Festival office.



Early booking is advised. Accommodation in Rhodes residences should be booked by 7 June 2002. Anyone wanting to stay in Rhodes accommodation during the Festival should try to book by 1 May, the date booking opens to the general public. Further information will be given in the next Circular.



Included* please find a statement reflecting your current membership status with the Association. (*only in the personalised hardcopy version) Members who are paid-up for 2001 will receive a copy of the journal Lexikos 11 free of charge.



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


Looking forward to seeing you in Grahamstown.



AFRILEX greetings,


Daan Prinsloo: Chairperson


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