Monday, February 2, 2009

DSNA 2009 Biennial Meeting Program (Draft)

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

12:00-6:00, Registration
3:00, Executive Board Meeting

Session 1: Dictionaries, Pedagogy, and Language Learning
6:00, “Teaching Lexicography and Lexicology among the Aliterates,” John W. Taylor, South Dakota State University
6:30, “Using English Dictionaries Is not as Easy as ABC,” Amy Chi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

7:00, Opening Reception

Thursday, 28 May 2009

Session 2: The Samuel Johnson Tercentenary Session
8:00 “What the History of Lexicography Can Teach Us: Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary as a Test Case,” Giovanni Iamartino, University of Milan
8:30 “Does Johnson’s Prescriptive Approach Still Have a Role to Play in Modern-Day Dictionaries?” Rufus H. Gouws and Liezl Potgieter, University of Stellenbosch
9:00 “Johnson’s Prescriptive Labels — A Reassessment,” Kate Wild, University of Glasgow
9:30 “Samuel Johnson’s Use of Scientific Sources in the Dictionary,” Chris Pearce, Boston University

10:00 Break

Session 3: History of English Lexicography
10:30 “Historical Significance of Cockeram’s Treatment of High Frequency Verbs,” Kusujiro Miyoshi, Soka Women’s College, Tokyo
11:00 “What’s in a Name?: The Hobson-Jobson, the ‘Anglo-Indian Tongue,’ and Late Victorian Dictionaries,” Traci Nagle, Indiana University
11:30 “‘Something like Mair’s Tyro’s Dictionary, with an Index’: Planning A Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language,” Dabney Bankert, James Madison University
12:00 “‘The Real Strength and Vigour of Our Good Old English’: The Differing Receptions of Joseph Bosworth’s Dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon Language,” Lindsay Knight, Indiana University

12:30 Lunch

Session 4: Problems of Defining
1:30 “Defining Health: Melancholy and Mutation in the Early Modern English Medical Dictionary,” Jennifer Burek Pierce, University of Iowa
2:00 “Defining and Enlightening Domesticity: Nathan Bailey’s Dictionarium Domesticum,” David McCarter, Indiana State University
2:30 “Folk Defining Strategies vs. Comprehension of Dictionary Definitions — An Empirical Study,” Marta Grochoska and Mateusz Fabiszewski-Jaworski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
3:00 “What Hath Gay Marriage Wrought?” Joseph P. Pickett, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
3:30 “What Can Lexicographers Do that the Crowd Can’t?” Grant Barrett, American Dialect Society

4:30 Exhibition at the Lilly Library, introduced by the director, Professor Breon Mitchell, followed by a reception given by the Lilly Library

Friday, 29 May 2009

Session 5: National and Cultural Effects of Lexicography
8:00 “Lexicographic Evidence in the Dictionary of Louisiana French and the Constraints of a Dual Mission,” Kevin J. Rottet, Indiana University
8:30 “National Dictionaries: Pataka of Lexical, Cultural, Social, and Historical Data?” Dianne Bardsley
9:00 “Implications of Language Reform and Lexical Change for Uzbek Lexicography,” John Erickson and Umida Khikmatillaeva, both of Indiana University
9:30 “Canadianism, Americanism, North Americanism? A Comparison of the Dictionary of American Regional English and the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles,” Luanne von Schneidemesser, DARE, and Stefan Dollinger, DCHP

10:00 Break

Session 6: Studies of the Oxford English Dictionary (and Related Subjects)
10:30 “Another James Murray?” David Vancil, Indiana State University
11:00 “Apricitie — Yes, Neogamus — No: Selective Inclusion of Seventeenth-Century Hard Word Dictionaries in the OED ,” Ammon Shea, New York, New York
11:30 “James Murray, Charles Fennell, and the Stanford Dictionary Controversy: Plagiarism or Paranoia?” Sarah Ogilvie, Trinity College, University of Oxford
12:00 “Collaboration, Competition, Confrontation: The Oxford English Dictionary’s Associations with Other Dictionaries,” Peter Gilliver, Oxford University Press

12:30 Lunch

Session 7: Slang Lexicography
1:30 “Butuzov’s English-Russian Dictionary of English Slang,” Donna M. T. Cr. Farina, New Jersey City University
2:00 “Historical and Sociological Methods in Slang Lexicography: Partridge, Maurer, and Cant,” Julie Coleman, University of Leicester
2:30 “Implicit and Explicit Definitions of Slang in Black-Oriented Dictionaries,” Jesse Sheidlower, Oxford University Press

3:15 Conference photograph taken on the steps of the Indiana Memorial Union
4:00 Board buses for Indiana State University
5:30 Exhibition and Tour of the Cordell Collection, led by David Vancil, Curator of the Cordell Collection
6:30 Reception and banquet, generously given to the Society by the Indiana State University Foundation. Speaker: Terry Pratt, President, Dictionary Society of North America

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Session 8: The Historical Thesaurus of the OED
8:00 “Turning the OED Inside Out: An Account of The Historical Thesaurus of the OED,” Judy Pearsall, Oxford University Press; Christian Kay, Irené Wotherspoon, Kate Wild, and Marc Alexander, all of the University of Glasgow

9:30 Break

Session 9: Corpus Lexicography
10:00 “Smart vs. Dumb in Corpus Lexicography,” Orion Montoya, Wordnik
10:30 “‘On Some Deficiencies in Our English Dictionaries’: A Corpus-Based, Internet-Enabled Plan of Redress,” Erin McKean, Verbatim: The Language Quarterly
11:00 “Go missing in American English: A Virtual Corpus Study,” Garrison Bickerstaff, University of Georgia

11:30 Lunch

Session 10: Bilingual and Learner’s Dictionaries
12:30 “Alonso de Molina and Some Observations on Active and Passive Bilingual Dictionaries Intended for a Single Audience,” Mary L. Clayton, Indiana University
1:00 “From Altieri (1749) to Zanichelli (2009): Charting the Changes in Lemmatization of Idioms through a History of Bilingual Italian-English Dictionaries,” Chris Mulhall, University College, Dublin
1:30 “Writing a Bilingual Learner’s Dictionary: A Case Study of Kirundi,” Theodora Bofman, Jeanine Ntihirageza, and Paul M. Prez, all of Northeastern Illinois University

2:00 Break

Session 11:
2:30 “Lumping, Splitting, and Natural Language Processing,” Orin Hargraves, Westminster, Maryland
3:00 “On digi-, reli-, and -zine: Shortened Elements in the ANW Dictionary,” Vivien Waszink, Institute of Dutch Lexicology
3:30 “‘Defining’ Affixes and Combining Forms in Print and Digital Dictionaries,” Janet DeCesaris, University of Pampeu Fabra

4:00 Break

Session 12: Origins
4:30 “Words that Webster Missed: Some Surprising Absences from his 1828 Dictionary,” Arthur Schulman, University of Virginia
5:00 “From Chaos and Old Night to Splendid Misery: Some Case Studies in Quotation Usage,” Elizabeth Knowles, Oxford University Press
5:30 “A Harmless Drudge at Work: The Thoroughly Tedious Etymology of crack ‘smokable cocaine’,” Ronald R. Butters, Duke University
6:00 “Etymological Games in Our Best Dictionaries,” Anatoly Liberman, University of Minnesota

7:00 Closing reception

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