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Category:   E-SSchool
Subject:   Advanced Lexicography course
From:   Amy Neale
Email:   a.neale_(on)_itri.brighton.ac.uk
Date received:   14 Jan 2003
Start date:   21 Jan 2003

There are a few places remaining on our short course in Advanced Lexicography, which is running from 21 January - 30 January 2003 at ITRI, University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK. This two week course in Advanced Lexicography will be taught by SUE ATKINS and MICHAEL RUNDELL, and offers professional lexicographers a unique opportunity to consolidate their practical skills while also developing their understanding of the relevant theoretical issues. Details of the course are included below. Further information about enrolment and fees is available from our web site: http ://www.itri.bton.ac.uk/courses/CPDLex/modules/LCM02.html or by contacting E: itel_(on)_brighton.ac.uk T: (44) 1273 642501 F: (44) 1273 643976. We hope that this short course is of interest to you, or to others in your organisation. Lexicography for Professionals Advanced Lexicography 21 January 30 January 2003 ITRI, University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK An eight day short course that offers professional lexicographers a unique opportunity to consolidate their practical skills while also developing their understanding of the current theoretical issues. Who is this course designed for? Advanced Lexicography is aimed especially at people with a background in dictionary editing and dictionary -making and indeed for their employers. Recognising that professional lexicographers have little time in their busy schedules for in-service training or background reading, one of the goals of the course, is to offer a rapid skills upgrade in an intensive programme of seminars and hands-on practical work. What does the course cover? The following topics will be treated in depth: · dictionary design: macrostructure & microstructure · data analysis, using state-of-the-art corpus-querying software · frame semantics for use in data analysis by the lexicographer · word senses: the theory and practice of analyzing meaning · designing and writing template entries · writing definitions and examples · handling word combinations of every type, including valence information, multiword expressions, and collocation · semantic prosody: lexical relationships in corpus data How is the course structured? The programme alternates between seminars and practical work at the computer, with each delegate having access to her/his own machine. Key lexicographic issues will first be discussed in detail, and then further explored through practical exercises in data analysis and entry building. Where and when does the course take place? Advanced Lexicography will run from 21st to 30th January 2003 at the Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI) at the University of Brighton, East Sussex, U.K. ITRI is an internationally-known centre of excellence in the field of language engineering. Brighton is a lively, cosmopolitan city on England s south coast, one hour from London by train, and 30 minutes from London Gatwick Airport. How much does it cost? The full fee for this two-week course is £1645.00 (including VAT) for the first delegate. Second and subsequent delegates from the same institution qualify for a reduced rate of £1292.50. Who are the course tutors? Sue Atkins - previously a General Editor of the first Collins-Robert series of English-French dictionaries, and the Collins Editor for the planning stage of Cobuild, and later Lexicographic Adviser to Oxford University Press. In 2000, she was awarded an honorary D.Litt. by the University of Brighton for services to lexicography, national and international. Michael Rundell has been a professional lexicographer for 22 years, working on a wide range of English dictionaries, mainly those aimed at learners of English. He was Managing Editor of all the main Longman dictionaries in the 1980s and 1990s, and more recently Editor-in-Chief of the Macmillan English Dictionary for Advanced Learners, which won the English Speaking Union s award for the best book published in 2002 for learners of English. Atkins and Rundell have trained professional lexicographers in inter alia Oxford University Press, Collins-Cobuild Dictionary Unit, Longman Dictionaries and Macmillan Dictionaries. -- Amy Neale UK Euromap Language Technologies http://www.itri.bton. ac.uk/projects/euromap ITRI, University of Brighton, Brighton BN2 4GJ Tel: +44 (0) 1273 642906 Fax: +44 (0) 1273 642908 Mail to: a.neale_(on)_itri.bton.ac.uk ****************************************************************
 

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