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Australasian Association for Lexicography


AUSTRALEX was founded in 1990, as a companion association to EURALEX. It is committed to the development of lexicography in all languages of the Australasian region.

AUSTRALEX's interests include:

  • dictionaries of all kinds (monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual, general and specialist, in book and online)
  • the theory of lexicography
  • the history of lexicography
  • the practice of dictionary-making
  • dictionary use
  • terminology and terminography
  • corpus lexicography
  • computational lexicography and dictionaries for natural language processing
  • lexicology.

Details on AUSTRALEX's fundamental principles and governance can be read in the constitution.

The AUSTRALEX membership consists mainly of people from Australia and New Zealand, but it also has members in Japan, Zambia and the UK. It includes career lexicographers, students of lexicography and researchers into dictionaries, publishers, teachers, and people who just like dictionaries. Anyone interested in becoming a member can apply here.

AUSTRALEX is governed by a committee of 10 members, who are elected every two years. The current President is Dr Julia Miller, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Adelaide, and the current Vice-President is Dr Michael Walsh, Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

The association holds regular meetings, where papers are presented on a large variety of topics relevant to its members' interests.

Latest Announcements 

AustraLex Conference 2017

Intersections between oral narratives, traditions, lexicography and new media

28 & 29 August 2017

University of the South Pacific, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Call for papers: 31 December 2016

Student bursaries: up to two bursaries are available to assist students from Australia and New Zealand to attend the conference and present a paper. More details to follow.

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Workshop on Lexicographic Resources for Human Language Technology

Report from May 2016 meeting

See proceedings, or website for more information.

History of English Lexicography and Lexicology

5th International Symposium

University of Zurich, 16-18 Feb 2017

Abstracts due: 30 Sep 2016

More information available on website.

eLex Conference 2017

Electronic lexicography in the 21st century: Lexicography from Scratch

Netherlands, 19-21 Sep 2017

Abstracts due: 1 Feb 2017

Further information on website.

Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs 2016

Portugal, 6-13 Nov 2016

View website for more information.

Adam Kilgarriff Prize

Established in honour of colleague Adam Kilgarriff, to recognise outstanding work by younger researchers in the fields of corpus linguistics, computational linguistics, and lexicography.

Deadline for nominations: 30th September 2016

Announcement of winner: end of 2016.

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Endangered Words, Signs of Revival

Ghil'ad Zuckermann, Julia Miller & Jasmin Morley (eds), 2014   AustraLex, ISBN 978-0-646-92900-2  now available.


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