HEL-LEX 6: Call for Papers

The sixth International Symposium on History of English Lexicography and Lexicology will take place on 26-29 June 2019 in the Palazzo Feltrinelli, the University of Milan’s conference centre in Gargnano on Lake Garda, Italy.

Organized by the Dipartimento di Lingue e Letterature Straniere of the University of Milan in association with the Helsinki Society for Historical Lexicography, the Symposium will focus, as its monograph strand, on the history of English specialized lexicography (i.e., scientific and technical glossaries and dictionaries, pronouncing dictionaries, dictionary of phraseology, slang and cant dictionaries, etc.), but it will also deal with any topic related to the history of English lexicography, historical semantics and lexicology.

A number of first-class experts in the field – among them, Michael Adams, John Considine, Sarah Ogilvie, and Rod McConchie – will contribute to the Symposium programme. A collection of selected papers will be published: please note that a call for submissions will allow only about four months after the Symposium to revise and complete papers for publication.

The programme committee invites submissions of one-page abstracts that should be emailed as an attachment (docx or rtf formats) to giovanni.iamartino@unimi.it and hel-lex.6@unimi.it by 4 March 2019. Please, be sure to include your professional affiliation, address, phone number, and email address.

Information on registration, local arrangements and conference fees are available at https://blogs.helsinki.fi/hellex-society.