3rd Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neology, 2021 

Focus on Corona-related Neologisms


A full-day workshop was held in conjunction with AustraLex 2021 | ONLINE | August 31, 2021

The video recordings of the presentations are available on Globalex YouTube channel and are hyperlinked in the program below.

The third iteration of Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neology (GWLN) will be held online in conjunction with the AUSTRALEX 2021 conference, on August 31.

The focus of GWLN-3 is on neologisms arising in relation to the Corona pandemic. The 12 papers in the workshop cover issues related to the detection of such neologisms and their lexicographic processing and representation, offering cross-world views on COVID-19-driven neologisms for eight languages.

GWLN 2021 is supported by Globalex – the Global Alliance for Lexicography and follows the two GWLN events organized in conjunction with the DSNA (2019) and EURALEX (2020) conferences.

The organizers are Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus (IDS, Leibniz-Institute of the German Language) and Ilan Kernerman (K Dictionaries).

Participation is free. Please register by August 23 to receive details on how to participate: gwln2021@ids-mannheim.de.


31 August 2021, CEST

SESSION 1 Chair: Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus
9:30-9:40 OPENING Ilan Kernerman
9:40-10:00 Neologisms in New Zealand Sign Language: A case study of Covid-19 pandemic-related signs. Mireille Vale, Rachel McKee New Zealand NZSL
10:00-10:20 Neoterm or neologism? A closer look at the determinologisation process. Rute Costa, Margarida Ramos, Ana Salgado, Sara Carvalho, Bruno Almeida, Raquel Silva Portugal EN, PT
10:20-10:40 Social semantic variation of English Covid-related neologisms. Quirin Würschinger, Barbara McGillivray, Hans-Jörg Schmid Germany and UK EN
10:40-11:00 Using Wiktionary revision history to uncover lexical innovations related to topical events: Application to the COVID-19 neologisms. Franck Sajous France EN, FR
11:00-11:15 BREAK
SESSION 2 Chair: Ilan Kernerman
11:15-11:35 The Oxford English Dictionary and the language of Covid-19. Danica Salazar, Kate Wild UK EN
11:35-11:55 The emergence and spread of Korean COVID-19 neologisms in news articles and user comments and their lexicographic description. Kilim Nam, Jinsan An, Hae-Yun Jung Korea KO
11:55-12:15 Corona-related neologisms: A challenge for Croatian standardology and lexicography. Milica Mihaljević, Lana Hudeček, Kristian Lewis Croatia HR
12:15-12:35 How the COVID-19 emergency is changing the Hungarian language. Building a Hungarian/Italian/English glossary of the COVID-19 pandemic with Sketch Engine and Lexonomy. Judit Papp Italy EN, HU, IT
12:35-12:50 BREAK
SESSION 3 Chair: Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus
12:50-13:10 The neologisms of the COVID-19 pandemic in European Portuguese: From media to dictionary. Sílvia Barbosa, Susana Duarte Martins Portugal PT
13:10-13:30 Lexicographic detection and representation of Spanish neologisms in the COVID-19 pandemic. Pedro J. Bueno, Judit Freixa Spain ES
13:30-13:50 Spanish neologisms during the COVID-19 pandemic: Changing criteria for their inclusion and representation in dictionaries. Andreína Adelstein, Victoria de los Ángeles Boschiroli Argentina ES
13:50-14:10 Specialized voices in the 23rd edition of the Diccionario de la Lengua Española: Analysis of the COVID-19 field and its neologisms. Magdalena Coll, Mario Barité Uruguay ES
14:10-14:30 DISCUSSION Chairs: Ilan Kernerman and Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus