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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 

Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs 2016

6-13 November, Tavira, Portugal

Deadline for abstract submission: 18 July 2016

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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.

Details of nomination process: published on website March 2016

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Globalex 2016

24 May, Portorož, Slovenia

Lexicographic Resources for Human Language Technology Mining

Call for papers: 15 February 2016

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AsiaLex 2016

1-3 June, Manila, Philippines

Advancing Language Teaching with Lexicography and Corpus-Building

Call for papers: 15 January 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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Adelaide  South Australia  5005

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