Capturing the Zeitgeist. Tracking Words in German and English Dictionaries

Capturing the Zeitgeist. Tracking Words in German and English Dictionaries
Date
23 November 2020, 6.00pm - 7.00pm
Type
Other Events
Venue
Online
Description

Online Panel discussion in the context of the 2020 DAAD/IMLR German Language Competition – Das Wort der Zukunft

• When and how are new words formed?

• How do new words get into dictionaries?

• What kind of usage information is crucial to establish them?

• How do lexicographers decide to take ‘old’ or obsolete words out of dictionaries?

• How has the online format transformed dictionaries?

These and other questions will be addressed by Kathrin Kunkel-Razum, Editor-in-Chief of the German publishing house DUDEN, and Wendalyn Nichols, Publishing Manager at Cambridge University Press.

Introduced by Ralf Teepe (German Embassy London), the discussion will be chaired by Rosie Goldsmith, Director of The European Literature Network. It will be open to questions from the audience.

This event will be held online via Zoom. Guidelines [PDF] for participating in Zoom events can be found at
https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/sites/default/files/files/Events/Zoom%20online%20event_participants%20guidance%20v2.pdf


The deadline for entries to the 2020 DAAD/IMLR German Language Competition – Das Wort der Zukunft isn’t until 8 January 2021! Further information: https://www.daad.org.uk/en/about-us/who-we-are/daad-projects/german-language-competition-2020-das-wort-der-zukunft-the-word-of-the-future/



Contact

Jane Lewin
jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8966