The Australasian Association for Lexicography – AUSTRALEX – was founded in 1990, as a companion association to EURALEX. It is committed to the development of lexicography in all languages of the Australasian region.
AUSTRALEX’s interests include:
- dictionaries of all kinds (monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual, general and specialist, in book and online)
- the theory of lexicography
- the history of lexicography
- the practice of dictionary-making
- dictionary use
- terminology and terminography
- corpus lexicography
- computational lexicography and dictionaries for natural language processing
Details on AUSTRALEX’s fundamental principles and governance can be read in the constitution.
The AUSTRALEX membership consists mainly of people from Australia and New Zealand, but it also has members in Japan, Zambia and the UK. It includes career lexicographers, students of lexicography and researchers into dictionaries, publishers, teachers, and people who just like dictionaries. Anyone interested in becoming a member can apply here.
AUSTRALEX is governed by a committee of 10 members, who are elected every two years. The current President is Dr Amanda Laugesen, director of the Australian National Dictionary Centre, and the current Vice-President is Professor Tania Ka’ai, Professor and Director of Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute.
The association holds regular meetings, where papers are presented on a large variety of topics relevant to its members’ interests.
Further information is available on our Facebook page. Join us there for announcements and discussions.