Anthony Burgess’s lost dictionary of slang discovered

A Clockwork Orange author only managed entries for three letters and his abortive labours were thought to have gone for ever… The writer Anthony Burgess invented futuristic slang for his cult novel A Clockwork Orange and was so fascinated by the language of the street that he began work on a dictionary more than 50 years ago. Now his lost dictionary of slang, abandoned after several hundred entries covering three letters, has been discovered. The work had been hidden in a vast archive of his papers and possessions held by…

Paneuropean research on dictionary use [in English and Greek]

Η Λεξιμανία (όπως και πολλά άλλα portal σχετικά με τη γλώσσα) σας προσκαλεί να συμμετέχετε στην πανευρωπαϊκής κλίμακας έρευνα για τη χρήση των λεξικών. Συμμετάσχετε συμπληρώνοντας ένα σύντομο ερωτηματολόγιο: που θα βρείτε εδώ. Για να μπορέσει να συμπεριληφθεί μία γλώσσα στην έρευνα αυτή χρειάζεται να έχουν συμπληρωθεί τουλάχιστον 100 ερωτηματολόγια. Βοηθήστε κι εσείς να συμπεριληφθεί η ελληνική συμπληρώνοντας το ερωτηματολόγιο! Σας ευχαριστούμε!   Leximania (as well as other portals on language) invites you to participate on a paneuropean research concerning the use of dictionaries. You can participate by filling out…

Fifth Grammatical Framework Summer School 2017

Riga, Latvia, 14-25 August 2017 http://school.grammaticalframework.org/2017/ Grammatical Framework (GF) is a grammar formalism and a programming language for the development of multilingual computational grammars. It is based on the idea of a shared abstract syntax and mappings between the abstract syntax and concrete languages. GF grammars are bi-directional; however, they are particularly well suited for language generation. What makes the development of GF application grammars rapid and flexible is the general-purpose GF resource grammar library which currently covers more than 30 languages implementing the same abstract syntax, a shared syntactic…

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

“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.…