Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neology: 

Focus on Corona-related Neologisms (GWLN 2021, @AUSTRALEX 2021)

3rd GlobaLex Workshop on Lexicography and Neology: Focus on Corona-related Neologisms

Call for Papers

The third iteration of Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neology (GWLN) will be held online in conjunction with the AUSTRALEX Conference 2021, on September 1.

GWLN 2021 is supported by Globalex – the Global Alliance for Lexicography – and will follow on the two GWLN events organized in conjunction with the DSNA and EURALEX conferences

The focus of GWLN 3 is on neologisms arising in relation to the Corona pandemic. We invite papers discussing all issues related to the detection of such neologisms – including new words, new meanings of existing words, and new multiword units – and their representation in lexicography and dictionaries. Our aim is to offer cross-world views on lexicographic detection and representation of Corona-driven neologisms for different languages in general and Australasian ones in particular.

Similar challenges regarding Corona neologisms and lexicography arise for any contemporary language, for example:

  • how to find Corona neologisms (corpus analysis and editorial means of identification, evaluation of data, e.g. blogs and chats)
  • how to explain meaning with/without encyclopedic information, and how to use illustrations and audio-visual media
  • how dictionary users can help with finding and informing about Corona neologisms
  • to what extent does a language borrow Corona neologisms from other languages (and which ones) and/or does the language in question use word formation to enlarge the Corona-related vocabulary

Abstracts including 500-1,000 words are due by February 15, 2021 and will be reviewed by members of the AUSTRALEX Scientific Committee and the workshop organizers. Notification on acceptance will be made by March 31, 2021.

Participation in the workshop is free.

Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus, Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany

Ilan Kernerman, K Dictionaries – Lexicala, Tel Aviv, Israel




GWLN @ EURALEX 2020/2021

GWLN @ DSNA 2019.

GLOBALEX, Global Alliance for Lexicography.