Call for Papers

Lexicography is much more than simply compiling a dictionary. The field brings together computational linguists, translators, educators, software developers, technical companies, and publishers whose knowledge and experience enrich our understanding of the intricate relationship between dictionary and digitalization. This has had a profound impact on dictionary in a number of respects; for example, dictionary compilation process, integration of corpus query tools, interoperability with natural language processing application, methods of storing and transmitting information. In the 21st century, there is an urgent call to evaluate new sources, materials, skills, platforms and objectives, taking into account the past, present and future of lexicography. Innovation, research and tradition should, now more than ever, share the spotlight in lexicography studies and practice. Therefore, the 12th International Conference of the Asian Association for Lexicography aims to expand the horizons and encourage discussion and cooperation among the many specialists who take different approaches to this field of studies.


Abstract Submission

– The medium of the conference is English. The abstract will be peer reviewed.

– Submissions should contain the following information:

  • Title (maximum of 12 words)
  • Name(s) of proponent(s)
  • Affiliation of proponent(s)
  • Email address
  • Abstracts should be between 250 and 300 words, excluding references.
  • Only .pdf, .doc or .docx will be accepted.
  • Please name your submission file as LASTNAME_SUBFIELDNUMBER_ASIALEX2018 (e.g. SMITH_1_ASIALEX2018.docx)
  • Send the abstract as attachment to
  • The subject should be: Surname-Title

Publication Opportunity

Some selected papers at the conference will be recommended to the refereed journal: Lexicography: Journal of ASIALEX.

Abstract submission deadline: April 1, 2018

Notification of  acceptance: April 20, 2018

Deadline for early bird registration: April 30, 2018

Deadline for full paper submission: May 1, 2018