Work Group 4 meeting

organised by the LandLex: Landscape and Lexicography, task group

Lisbon, November 3-4, 2016

(Archive) Call for papers

 The Landlex group is launching a workshop that will take place in Lisbon, on November 3-4, 2016.

 The organizers are Alina Villalva, Geoffrey Williams, and Chris Mulhall.

 All ENeL’s WG4 members are invited to participate (see requirements below).

This is a provisional programme:

  •  Presentation of the Landlex group (Geoffrey Williams)
  • Session 1. Discussion of the lexicographic model (with a special emphasis on glosses, collocations and compounds). Moderator : Alina Villalva
  • Session 2. Description of three roots (red, daisy (Bellis perennis L.), hill) in several languages. Coordinator : Chris Mulhall
  • Hands-on session – Data implementation (ATLAS. ti). Coordinator : Geoffrey Williams
  • Presentation of proposed Waterford Summer and Training School : Chris Mulhall
  • Plans for the future : Alina Villalva, Geoffrey Williams and Chris Mulhall


In order to apply to attend the meeting, ENeL members are required to submit an abstract either on the discussion of the lexicographic model or on the description of one of the selected roots (i.e red, common daisy (Bellis perennis L.), hill).

The abstract (no more than 500 words) must be submitted by email (addressed to and, before July, 25th.

The organizers will make a selection of paper proposals (according to adequacy and feasibility), in order to keep circa 20 paper presentations.

The selection will be communicated before July 31st.

The selected participants must submit a full paper (8 pages) before September 3rd. The acceptance of the invitation will before after that date.

LandLex brings together a number of important threads that have developed from a number of task groups within work group 4; notably work on plant names in Latin and the vernacular, the European roots investigation of diachronic change, the Cultural Heritage in Romance Dictionaries and lexical variation. By concerting and exploring commonalities, it was decided that all the threads would be brought together so as to explore in depth a single theme: the language of the landscape as seen through essentially monolingual, dictionaries.

This lexis would be explored through three aspects: a selected number of landscape features, a selection of plants common in the European landscape and colours of the landscape. These are to be explored in a number of European languages for the word origins, the variations across languages and their associated phraseological patterns and connotations.

This is an open group that seeks to associate all those who adhere to its aims and methods and can contribute to the management of language diversity of this lexis in e-dictionaries. This group makes use of digital humanities tools, but does not seek to create tools rather to see how existing tools can be used in analysing data.