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Australasian Association for Lexicography

About AUSTRALEX

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 Amanda Laugesen, director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, and the current Vice-President is Professor Tania Ka’ai, Professor and Director of Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute.

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

Further information about AUSTRALEX is available on its Facebook page. Join us there for announcements and discussions.

Latest Announcements


AUSTRALEX 2019

Lexicography and Dictionaries in the Public Sphere

3 & 4 September 2019
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Keynote speaker: Professor Jakelin Troy, University of Sydney

Call for papers EXTENDED: 15 March 2019

Register for the conference here.
See conference website for further information.

ASIALEX 2019

13th International Conference

19–21 June 2019
Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2019

For further information, visit the conference website.

Analysing Words as a Social Enterprise: Celebrating 40 Years of the 1975 Helsinki Declaration on Lexicography

This double blind peer reviewed online collection of papers originally presented at the AustraLex 2015 conference is now available on the Publications page of the website.


AustraLex Conference 2017

Intersections between oral narratives, traditions, lexicography and new media

was held 28 and 29 August 2017, at University of the South Pacific, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

The final program is available here.


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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