7.0198 Conference: Early Dictionary Databases (1/155)

Mon, 20 Sep 1993 11:22:32 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0198. Monday, 20 Sep 1993.

Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1993 01:25:34 -0500 (EDT)
From: ian@epas.utoronto.ca (Ian Lancashire)
Subject: Early Dictionaries

Conference on


Sponsored by

The Centre for Computing in the Humanities
the Departments of English and French
University of Toronto

the generous support of

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Friday and Saturday 8-9 October 1993
Room 179, University College (*)
15 King's College Circle
St. George Campus, University of Toronto

(*) Friday afternoon sessions in Room 140

The first CCH conference on early dictionaries in October 1991 discussed
encoding methods. This conference focuses on a wider range of issues.
Central to these are the impact that future research into early
dictionaries will have on scholarship, the scholarly principles inherited
from traditional lexicography that should guide this new research, and the
ways in which computing technology makes possible the integration of early
dictionaries and texts.

Speakers will identify decisions to be taken during a dictionary project
and discuss how differences among early texts influence what those
decisions are. Typical questions of concern include:

~ what is the early dictionary corpus? what should be included?
~ which edition should be captured electronically?
~ how can the new guidelines of the Text Encoding Initiative help in using
early dictionaries?
~ what kinds of new knowledge are emerging from computerized corpora?
~ what do particular dictionaries have to offer?
~ how do contemporary texts (in electronic form) relate to dictionaries
of the period?
~ to what extent can early dictionaries be of use to historical
dictionaries written today?
~ which types of software are relevant to research on early dictionaries
and how do they lead to scholarly discovery?
~ what ways and means do we have to publish electronic dictionaries?

Early manuscript and printed English and French bilingual and monolingual
dictionaries, prior to Murray and Littre, offer neglected resources for
the study of European languages, whether by lexicographers and historical
linguists, or by scholars seeking a historical context in which to study
early literature.



Keynote address (9 a.m.)
B. Quemada (Tresor de la langue francaise, Nancy)

Manuscript Dictionaries (10 a.m.)
A. Healey: Old English Glossaries (Dictionary of Old English, Toronto)
V. McCarren: Medulla Grammatice (Middle English Dictionary, Michigan)
A. Grondeux: Glossaire latin-francais, Montpellier H236 (Bureau Du
Cange, Paris)
B. Merrilees: Papias and Firmin Le Ver (Toronto)

Renaissance Dictionaries (2 p.m.)
D. Kibbee: Baret's Alvearie of 1573 and 1580 (Illinois at Urbana)
R. Siemens: Robert Cawdrey's Table Alphabeticall of 1604 (British
I. Lancashire & S. Armstrong-Warwick: Early English Bilingual
Dictionary Database 1500-1658 (Toronto, Geneva)

Perspectives on Computerizing Early Dictionaries (3.45 p.m.)
L. Catach: Graphist lemmatization, indexation and modernization
software (CNRS-HESO, Paris)
L. Jones: Applying technology to dictionary databases (Open Text Corp.)
R. Weyhrauch: Historical dictionaries and texts in hypermedia (Ibuki)
A. Collier: Software for the Johnson dictionary project (Birmingham)

Reception (Croft Chapter House, 6 p.m.)


Keynote address (9 a.m.)
R. Bailey: Old dictionaries, new knowledge (Michigan)

Historical Dictionaries (10 a.m.)
F. Dolezal: The canon of the English dictionary (Georgia)
C. Poirier & A. Auger: TACT et le Dictionnaire du francais quebecois
(TLFQ, Laval)
A. Renouf: Corpora and historical dictionaries (Research and
Development Unit for English Language Studies, Birmingham)

17th-18th-century Dictionaries (1.30 p.m.)
I. Leroy-Turcan: Le Dictionnaire etymologique de Gilles Menage (Lyon
N. Catach: Les dictionnaires de l'Academie francaise (CNRS-HESO, Paris)
A. McDermott: Samuel Johnson's Dictionary as an encyclopedia
P. Caron: Le Dictionaire critique de l'abbe Feraud (GEHLF, Paris et

Publishing Electronic Early Dictionaries: How and Why (3.45 p.m.)
M. Sperberg-McQueen: TEI guidelines (Illinois at Chicago)
J. Triggs: the needs of OED 3 (Oxford University Press at Bellcore)
R. Wooldridge: the scholar's viewpoint (Toronto)
Chadwyck-Healey: the publisher's viewpoint


1. Regular: $25.00
* wine-and-cheese reception on Friday at 6:00 pm

2. Full: $85.00
* regular registration
* copy of published proceedings

Students are admitted free.

Register at the door, or send this slip with cheque (only) to Early
Dictionary Databases, CCH, Robarts Library, 14th Floor, University of
Toronto, Toronto M5S 1A5, Ont. CANADA.

Voice: (416) 978-6391
Fax: (416) 978-6519
E-mail: cch@epas.utoronto.ca

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