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LEXIS, THE STUDY OF LEXICON ACROSS CULTURAL IDENTITIES AND TEXTUAL GENRES
International Conference, University
of Verona, 11-13 November 2010
Call for papers
Research on dictionaries and foreign language textbooks generally focuses separately either on specialized textual genres or on cultural issues, whereas so far only few studies have joined the two aspects so as to focus on lexicon – be it general or specialized – from a cultural perspective. Yet all uses of a language, including those for special and teaching purposes, entail some cultural dimension.
Hence, culture(s)-sensitive lexicographical tools are needed that enable speakers to achieve the necessary cultural knowledge (including the awareness of the diversities among cultural systems) to communicate successfully in international settings, even for specific and professional purposes – e.g., in domains such as business, institutional, legal, media, medical, political, or tourist discourse.
The conference, organized within the framework of the national research project “Dictionaries, Language Materials and Words across Languages, Cultures and Ideologies”, aims at shedding light on the relationship between lexicon and cultural heritage, focusing on dictionaries, glossaries and textbooks.
Papers (20 mins + 10 mins discussion) are invited, focusing on theoretical and methodological issues concerning mainly
- culture-bound terms in textbooks, dictionaries and glossaries, be they monolingual, bilingual, multilingual, thesauri, visual and specialized dictionaries;
- borrowing, translation and coinage of new words functioning as a means of correspondence between different linguistic and cultural systems
- relationships between lexicon and culture particularly in the following fields: business - law - media – medicine – politics and institutions – tourism
The deadline for the submission of abstracts (max 400 words) is 15 May 2010. Please indicate your name, affiliation, snail mail and email address on the abstract and send it in .doc or .rtf format to: lexis at ateneo.univr.it
Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 30 June 2010.
LANGUAGES OF THE CONFERENCE: English, French, Italian, Spanish.
- GEOFFREY WILLIAMS, Université de Bretagne-Sud, Vice-President of Euralex
- JEAN PRUVOST, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, Director of the CNRS Laboratory Lexiques Dictionnaires Informatique and of Dictionnaires Bordas
Roberto CAGLIERO, Roberta FACCHINETTI, Cristiano FURIASSI, Cesare GAGLIARDI, Giovanni IAMARTINO, Pierluigi LIGAS, Nadia MINERVA, Carmela NOCERA, Stefania NUCCORINI, Maria Teresa PRAT ZAGREBELSKY, Felix SAN VICENTE SANTIAGO.
Elisabetta ADAMI, Anna BELLADELLI, Cristiana CHIARINI, Roberto CAGLIERO, Marta DEGANI, Roberta FACCHINETTI, Paolo FRASSI, Cesare GAGLIARDI, Maria Cristina GATTI, Pierluigi LIGAS, Maria Ivana LORENZETTI, Paola VETTOREL, Anna ZANFEI
Coordination: Roberta FACCHINETTI
Elisabetta Adami University of Verona
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