[EDLING:827] Words in Asian Cultural Contexts

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Fri May 20 14:48:47 UTC 2005


ASIALEX 2005 Singapore


ASIALEX 2005 will take place in Singapore from 1 – 3 June 2005, and is jointly organised
by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), the Department of English Language and
Literature (ELL), and the Asia Research Institute (ARI) at the National University of
Singapore (NUS). It represents the 2005 biennial conference of the Asian Association for
Lexicography (ASIALEX), and is one of the centennial celebrations of the National
University of Singapore.

ASIALEX Milestones

The Asian Association for Lexicography (ASIALEX) was established in March 1997, during the
Dictionaries in Asia conference that was held at the Language Centre of Hong Kong
University of Science and Technology. The major objective of ASIALEX is to foster
scholarly and professional activities in the field of lexicography in Asia.

The first international conference of ASIALEX was held at Guangdong University of Foreign
Studies in Guangzhou (Canton) in 1999. Subsequent conferences took place at Yonsei
University in Seoul in 2001 and at Meikai University in Tokyo in 2003.


The Fourth Biennial Conference of ASIALEX will be The M Hotel, 1-3 June 2005, and will be
one of the very first series of events marking the National University of Singapore
(NUS)'s Centennial Celebrations in 2005. NUS will be celebrating its Centennial in 2005
and 2006, marking 100 years of tertiary education in Singapore. Its major theme, Words in
Asian Cultural Contexts, aims to open up a forum for researchers in linguistics,
literature and cultural studies.

The organising committee includes Anne Pakir, ASIALEX President (2003–2005), Vincent Ooi
(ELL), Peter Tan (ELL), Ismail Talib (ELL), Lynn Tan (ARI) and Tan Ying Ying (ELL).

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