[CfP] XVIII EURALEX International Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The XVIII EURALEX International Congress will be held 17-21 July 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Congress will be organized by the Centre for Language Resources and Technologies at the University of Ljubljana and Trojina, Institute for Applied Slovene Studies. The EURALEX Congresses bring together professional lexicographers, publishers, researchers, software developers and others interested in dictionaries of all types. The programme will include plenary lectures, parallel sessions on various topics, software demonstrations, pre-congress tutorials and specialized workshops, a book and software exhibition as well as social events for participants and their guests. The motto of this edition of the EURALEX International Congress is: Lexicography in global contexts.…

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…

Green’s Dictionary of Slang Comes Online

Green’s Dictionary of Slang Comes Online By Jonathon Green Love the internet or see it as the devil’s playground, there’s one thing for which it seems the dream home: reference. Dictionaries, encyclopedias, all those thick, square tomes of yesteryear, in my case the three volumes that made up the 2010 print edition of Green’s Dictionary of Slang are surely over. The mighty OED, halfway through its revision, would currently need 40 volumes. It’s not going to happen, any more than I or any publisher would consider an expanded print version…

WOTD: sockdolager

Merriam-Webster?sWord of the DaySeptember 20 sockdolager \sock-DAH-lih-jer\   noun Meaning: 1 : something that settles a matter : a decisive blow or answer : finisher | *2 : something outstanding or exceptionalExample Sentence: For a while I was completely stumped, but then, all of a sudden, I got a sockdolager of an idea.Did you know? The verb “sock” (“to punch”) and the noun “doxology” (“a hymn of praise to God”) may seem like an odd pairing, but it is a match that has been promoted by a few word mavens when discussing…