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Batumi II International Symposium in Lexicography
We have the honour of inviting you to take part in the II International Symposium in Lexicography which will be held in Batumi, Georgia from 18 May until 20 May 2012. The Symposium will be hosted by Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University.

Organizers of the Symposium:

  • Faculty of Education and Sciences, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University;

  • Arnold Chikobava Institute of Linguistics at Tbilisi State University;

  • Lexicographic Centre, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Aim of the Symposium:

  • to bring together professional lexicographers, researchers into most recent problems of practical lexicography and lexicology, specialists working on corpora, publishers, software developers working on electronic and online dictionaries and electronic databases, as well as those generally interested in lexicography and lexicology, in order to enable direct dialogue between them;

  • to arrange presentations of completed or ongoing lexicographical projects, exhibitions of published dictionaries, demonstrations of electronic and online dictionaries, to discuss new ideas;

  • to determine the strategy for the further development of lexicography and work out recommendations for the creation of the National Lexicographic Programme;

  • to evaluate the process of development of electronic databases in Georgia and the prospects for their application in Georgian lexicography;

  • to promote the research into the issues of the history of Georgian lexicography; and

  • to facilitate the introduction of new types of dictionaries in Georgia.

Experienced Georgian and foreign lexicographers will deliver plenary lectures on important lexicographical issues. There will also be made presentations of lexicographical projects, electronic and online dictionaries.

Call for papers

Papers and software demonstrations are invited on the following topics:

  • Completed and ongoing lexicographical projects;

  • Specialized (terminological) lexicography and language for specific purposes (LSP);

  • Problems of lexicology;

  • The dictionary-making process, lexicographical principles;

  • Lexicography for language teaching;

  • Electronic corpora and lexicography;

  • New types of dictionaries;

  • History of Georgian lexicography.

The above topics do not exclude other lexicographical (lexicological) issues. Papers and demonstrations that are relevant to the symposium, but do not fit into any of the topics above, will be nevertheless considered for presentation at the symposium.

Within the framework of the symposium, a Round Table discussion will be held on the following topic:

  • Electronic corpora and the prospect for their application in Georgian lexicography.

Working Languages of the Symposium: Georgian, English.
Time Limit:

Plenary lecture – 40 minutes

Presentation – 30 minutes

Paper – 20 minutes

Discussion – 10 minutes

For the registration authors are kindly asked to send the following information to the e-mail address:

  • full name of an author / a participant of the symposium;

  • academic position / degree / organization;

  • title of the paper / presentation;

  • contact information (address, e-mail, telephone numbers).

After sending the required information to the above-mentioned e-mail address, you will receive a confirmation letter about your registration.
Submission of Synopsis

Authors are asked to send the synopses of their symposium papers no later than 1 March 2012 to the e-mail

Format Guidelines:

Font: Sylfaen, Times New Roman, 12 pt

Spacing: 1.5

Synopsis should not exceed one page in each language

Synopsis of the paper should be presented in Georgian and English (for Georgian participants).
Once we have received the file and have checked it, you will receive a message confirming that your synopsis will be forwarded to the Editorial Board to be reviewed for presentation at the Symposium 2012.
You will be informed before 1 April 2012 that your paper is included in the programme of the Symposium.
You are kindly asked to transfer no later than 20 April 2012 the Symposium Registration Fee – GEL100 to the bank account, indicated below:

Bank Details:

Receiving Bank: JSC BASISBANK

Bank Code: CBASGE22

Beneficiary: A/A LEPL Shota Rustaveli State University

IBAN: GE69 BS00 0000 0000 133557
Please, indicate the purpose of transfer:

II International Symposium in Lexicography - 2012.

For further information feel free to contact the Organizing Committee.
Contact Details of the Organizing Committee:

Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Batumi, 35 Ninoshvili St

Tel./Fax: 8 422 27 23 74

Prof. Marina Giorgadze, Head of the Department of European Studies
Lexicographic Centre of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, 36 Chavchavadze Ave.

Tel.: 8 790 26 95 55

Prof. Tinatin Margalitadze, Research Director
Arnold Chikobava Institute of Linguistics at Tbilisi State University, 8, Ingorokva St, Tbilisi, Georgia

Tel.: + 995 5 99 105 140; +995 2 99 99 41

Prof. Mariam Manjgaladze – Deputy Acting Director of the Institute of Linguistics

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