‘Words, Texts, and Dictionaries’

For the first time ever a One-day conference will be held by Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (the University of Wales historical dictionary of the Welsh language) under the aegis of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies on Saturday, 18 October 2008 in the Centre's Seminar Room on the National Library of Wales site in Aberystwyth.

THE PROGRAMME

Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru a’r ffordd ymlaen* / The University of Wales Welsh dictionary and the way ahead
Mr Andrew Hawke, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies
Hywel Fychan a fi: y copďydd heddiw* / Hywel Fychan and I: the copyist today
Dr Diana Luft, Cardiff University
Chwilio am drywydd trwy’r we o eiriau: ymchwilio hanes geirfa yn yr unfed ganrif ar hugain* / Searching for a path through the web of words: researching the history of vocabulary in the twenty-first century
Semi-automated construction of semantic networks using web corpora
Professor Kevin Scannell, Saint Louis University
Digitizing and revising the Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language
Professor Greg Toner, Ulster University

*Simultaenous translation facilities will be available for Welsh-language lectures.

The registration fee for the conference, including morning coffee, lunch and tea, is Ł20 (without lunch: Ł12.50). Free admission for students.

The closing date for registration will be 10 October 2008.

For further details please contact Angharad Elias, Administrative Officer, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3HH. Tel: (01970) 636543 Fax: (01970) 639090 E-mail: [log in to unmask]">[log in to unmask]
Further details: http://www.wales.ac.uk/defaultpage.asp?page=E4066

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