GLOBALEX 2019: Workshop on Lexicography and Neologism 2019

Full day workshop at DSNA 22| Bloomington, Indiana, US | May 8, 2019

Workshop Description

The Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neologism (GWLN 2019) was held in conjunction with DSNA 22, the 22nd biennial meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America, at Indiana University, Bloomington, on 8 May 2019.

GWLN 2019 focused on issues related to the detection of neologisms – including new words, new meanings of existing words, and new multiword units – and their representation in lexicography and dictionaries, such as:

  • How to find neologisms (corpus analysis and editorial means of identification; evaluation of data, e.g. blogs and chats)
  • How to interoperate lexicographic datasets with online resources and incorporate neologisms into the digital dictionary (the media, formatting, labeling, etc.)
  • How to deal with grammatical/orthographic/pronunciation variation (descriptive vs. prescriptive)
  • How to explain meaning with/without encyclopedic information, and how to use illustrations and audio-visual media
  • How differently, if at all, should neologisms be treated in different dictionary types (e.g. in historical comprehensive ones as opposed to those focusing on current usage; in monolingual vs. bilingual dictionaries; in special domain dictionaries)
  • How to deal with neologisms that are no longer new and those no longer used
  • How can dictionary users help with finding and informing about neologisms

The workshop included 14 papers by 19 participants from around the world. See the program for further details.

The workshop abstracts have been published in Kernerman Dictionary News, Issue 27. Eight of the papers were published as a special issue of the DSNA journal Dictionaries 41.1 in 2020.

GWLN 2019 was co-organized by Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus (IDS, Institute of the German Language) and Ilan Kernerman (K Dictionaries).