[Corpora-List] Fwd: Next ILA Monthly Lecture: Saturday February 25, 2012

Angus Grieve-Smith grvsmth at panix.com
Tue Jan 31 01:46:13 CET 2012

This lecture in New York City may be of interest to corpus linguists. I hope to see some of you there!

-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Next ILA Monthly Lecture: Saturday February 25, 2012 Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2012 17:43:39 -0700 From: Annika Wendt <wendt.annika at gmail.com> To: awendt at ilaword.org

(Please post the attached flier.)


*International Linguistic Association*

*Co-Sponsored by the**Department of English*

*John Jay College of Criminal Justice*


*David K. Barnhart*

Lexik House


*A Dozen Headaches for Lexicographers*

Lexicography is often reducible to cycling units of information, especially words.It is usually done, especially in what is often called commercial lexicography, with an eye on the clock.Budgets for dictionary projects are usually quite restricting.One consequence of such confinement is the headache of complying with production schedules, often imposed by a publisher.This brief presentation will focus on what such headaches entail and whether or not there is a suitable cure:(1) One of the most important challenges for present-day dictionary editors is the large numbers which accompany collections of evidence.(2) “Where do all the new words come from?”(3) Print, electronic, and Web-based, each have attractors and detractors—what to do?(4) “Doomed-ness” of unabridged dictionaries—reality or dreaming.These four problem areas are of interest but probably not of overwhelming importance to teachers and students./Their headaches include/: (5) Why is it here and not there?(6) Why is it neither here nor there?(7) How do I get my students to read the “blankity-blank” front matter?These half-dozen or so issues and more will be discussed; there’s room for your headaches, too.


*Saturday, February 25, 2012*

*11 AM - 12 PM*

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Conference Room, Department of English (7^th Floor)


524 West 59^th Street (between 10^th and 11^th Avenues)

New York, NY 10019

*_Contact:_**Dr. **Effie Cochran, *ecochran at jjay.cuny.edu <mailto:ecochran at jjay.cuny.edu>.*www.ilaword.org* <http://www.ilaword.org/>**


-Angus B. Grieve-Smith

grvsmth at panix.com

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