Foundation Committee 1990-1992

AUSTRALEX Committee, elected at the inaugural General Meeting held at Macquarie University, 26 September 1990

Foundation Members
President Arthur Delbridge
Vice-President Andrew Pawley
Secretary Bill Ramson
Treasurer David Nash
Committee David Blair, Tamsin Donaldson, Peter Austin

Memorandum (of 1/1/90) about the 1989 origins

Subject: OZLEX / ANZALEX / ?

On Friday 10 November there was an informal meeting convened by Bill Ramson at the Australian National Dictionary Centre cottage, to begin forming some kind of Australian association for lexicography, similar to EURALEX.

The Steering Committee includes Bill Ramson (convenor), David Blair (Dictionary Research Centre, Macquarie Uni), and Tamsin Donaldson (Linguist, AIAS).

The meeting was attended by the above, and Joan Hughes, Rod McConchie (English Department, U. Wollongong), David Nash, Richard Tardif (Macquarie Library Pty Ltd).

The aim is first to cover language groups in the Australian region; the need to cover publishing and computing aspects is also recognised. The plan is to propose a constitution for adoption by an inaugural meeting Wednesday 26 September 1990, during the joint annual meetings of the Australian Linguistic Society (ALS) and the Australian Applied Linguistics Association (AALA) at Macquarie University. In the mean time a constitution will be drafted, and there will be an opportunity for airing of discussion papers at the May 1990 meeting of the Style Council at Macquarie University, for which this year's theme is "Dictionaries and Computers".