If you intend registering on the morning of the conference, please ring the dictionary centre on 6249 2615 before Saturday, or let Bruce Moore know during the post-colonial Englishes conference (we need to know numbers for lunch).
9.00 - 9.30 Patrick McConvell The Semantics/Pragmatics interface and the manageable dictionary (abstract)11.00 - 11.30 Morning tea
9.30 - 10.00 Tonya Stebbins Tsimshian contributions to the design of the Smealgyox Dictionary (abstract)
10.00 - 10.30 Xiangdong Pu Dictionaries in China: functional equivalence of idiom translation in bilingual Chinese-English dictionaries (abstract) 10.30 - 11.00 Margaret Sharpe The Alawa Triglot Dictionary: an unnecessary trial or a triumph? (abstract)
1.00 - 2.00 LUNCH
11.30 - 12.00 Andrew Taylor, AliceChan & Henry Wong Evaluating learner dictionaries: the view from the reviews (abstract)
12.00 - 1.00 PANEL DISCUSSION What are the essentials in a learner's dictionary?
2.00 - 2.30 James Lambert The Interests and Dis-Interests of Lexicographers (abstract)3.30 - 4.00 Afternoon tea
2.30 - 3.00 Trevor Johnston & Adam Schembri The lexeme in sign language lexicography (abstract)
3.00 - 3.30 DEMONSTRATIONS
Kevin Jansz, Chris Manning & Jane Simpson A semantic network graphic interface for machine-readable dictionaries
Anna Ash A dictionary database for Yuwaalaraay, Yuwaaliyaay, Gamilaraay
4.00 - 4.30 Jan Tent The Vocabulary of Fiji English: A Profile and Analysis (abstract)Conference registration
4.30-5.00 Laurie Bauer Whither the Thesaurus (abstract)
Australex 99 follows the conference Who's centric now? The present state of post-colonial Englishes, hosted by the Australian National Dictionary Centre, Oxford University Press, and the Humanities Research Centre, ANU, from Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th October. For details of that conference please contact Leena Messina, Programs Office, Humanities Research Centre, ANU, Canberra, ACT 0200; phone + 61 2 6249 4357; fax +61 2 6248 0054; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AUSTRALEX conference will be followed on Sunday 31 October, by a workshop on researching Australian place-names (especially those of Aboriginal origin), supported by the Australian Language Research Centre (Department of English, University of Sydney) and the National Place Names Project.
The next regular biennial meeting of AUSTRALEX will be on Monday 10th July, 2000, at the University of Melbourne. Further details will be posted nearer the time on the AUSTRALEX web pages, at http://www.australex.org/a00.htm.
Place-names workshop page.
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