Welcome to Leximania

Welcome to Leximania

I have been working in the translation industry for quite some time now (a lady never reveals her years). In the beginning I would participate in mailing lists and later in many online communities but I always seemed to have issues keeping track of articles, resources, links and in general of things that were helpful for my work. Being an avid glossary, dictionary and thesauri collector I found that these resources are “here today, gone tomorrow”. So, five years ago, I decided to put together a site where, much like…

The Lexical and Phraseological Landscape: Old Boundaries, New Beginnings, Waterford, Ireland

The Lexical and Phraseological Landscape: Old Boundaries, New Beginnings, Waterford, Ireland

From the 7th to the 9th June 2017, the LandLex Group of the EU COST action IS1305 European Network for e-Lexicography will be organising a training school in Waterford, Ireland. The school takes a pan-European look at lexical variation in the context of lexicography and will be teaching a variety of approaches, methods, and tools, by leading specialists in the field, as Philip Durkin (OED), Carla Marello (University of Turin) and Steve Wright (CAQDAS Consultants and Atlas Ti). The training school is addressed to students, PhDs, Post-Docs, Early Stage Researchers and…

Corpus Linguistics 2017 Conference & Summer School, Birmingham, UK 25-28 & 17-21/07

Corpus Linguistics 2017 Conference & Summer School, Birmingham, UK 25-28 & 17-21/07

Registration for the Corpus Linguistics 2017 conference in Birmingham, 25th to 28th July, is now open. Earlybird registration is available until 30th April and late registration will be available until 30th of June. To register for the conference, visit the conference website at http://tinyurl.com/kgp3ta8 and click on the words ‘online shop’ in the first paragraph. The fee structure is as follows: Full fees Earlybird rate, 4 days: £300 (until 30 April 2017) Earlybird rate, 1 day: £80 (until 30 April 2017) Late registration, 4 days: £340 (between 1 May and…

Lookups For ‘Betrayal’ Spike After Reporters Ask Spicer To Define the Word

Lookups For ‘Betrayal’ Spike After Reporters Ask Spicer To Define the Word

JAN 31, 2017  Spicer: ‘I’m not going to define the word’ Lookups for betrayal spiked on January 31, 2017. During a contentious press conference, President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer used the word betrayal to describe the firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to order the Justice Department to defend the executive order regarding immigration. One reporter asked, “Is it a betrayal? That’s a very odd word,” and another asked, “Why use the word betrayal?” Finally, a reporter asked Spicer, “Define the word betrayal” to which he…

Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics, 5-7/07, London, UK

Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics, 5-7/07, London, UK

The Survey of English Usage at University College London (UCL) will be running a three-day Summer School in English Corpus Linguistics from 5-7 July 2017. This Summer School is an introductory course in corpus linguistics for students of linguistics and the English language which is designed to be accessible and inspiring! You will be taught at UCL in the heart of Central London by researchers based in the Survey of English Usage. Places are limited. Be sure to book early. Students are expected to have a basic knowledge of concepts…

PhD scholarship in Argument Mining available at Université Côte d’Azur (UCA), France

PhD scholarship in Argument Mining available at Université Côte d’Azur (UCA), France

“Mining, Processing, and Reasoning over Textual Arguments” Description: Large amounts of text are added to the Web daily from social media, web-based commerce, scientific papers, eGovernment consultations, etc. Such texts are used to make decisions in the sense that people read the texts, carry out some informal analysis, and then (in the best case) make a decision; for example, a consumer might read the comments on an Amazon website about a camera before deciding what camera to buy. The problem is that such information is distributed, unstructured, and not cumulative….