Keynote Speakers

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Thomas Gloning, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany

Thomas Gloning (born 1960) is a professor of German Linguistics at the University of Gießen. His fields of research include – among others – semantics, historical semantics, communication analysis, text linguistics, multimodality, history of the German language, history of controversies and of forms of communication. Moreover, the dynamics of word usage both in a lexicographic and a lexicological perspective is one of his main fields of interests. He has also contributed to questions of digitalization in lexicography and historical lexicography. His current personal projects in the field of vocabulary development and documentation include „HistVocJazz“ (a historical investigation and documentation of the German Jazz Vocabulary of the 20th and the 21st centuries), contributions to the lexical profile of German literary texts and of texts for specific purposes. Since 2011 he was involved in the „Zentrum Sprache“ of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and its lexicographic projects, in 2019 he has been elected a member of this Academy. He was the speaker of the BMBF-project „ZHistLex“ ( which aimed to provide technical and conceptual solutions for the integration of lexicographical data of historical dictionaries of German.

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Rufus Gouws, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Rufus Gouws is professor in Afrikaans linguistics in the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch at Stellenbosch University where he also coordinates the postgraduate programme in lexicography. His research, teaching and supervision primarily deal with metalexicography – a field in which he has published extensively, among others as co-editor of the comprehensive Dictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography. He complements his theoretical work with practical lexicography and is co-editor of a number of dictionaries, including the leading monolingual Afrikaans dictionary Handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal (HAT), the innovative Dutch-Afrikaans dictionary Prisma groot woordenboek Afrikaans en Nederlands and the multilingual subject-field dictionary Wörterbuch zur Lexikographie und Wörterbuchforschung/Dictionary of Lexicography and Dictionary Research. Gouws is an editor of the journal Lexicographica and the book series Lexicographica. Series Maior. He represents his university as full member in the consortium of EMLex (European Master in Lexicography). Gouws is member of various scientific associations and was the first president of Afrilex, the African Association for Lexicography, of which he currently is an honorary member. He is the recipient of various grants, rewards and prizes.

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Nicola McLelland, University of Nottingham, Great Britain

Nicola McLelland is Professor of German and History of Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, with a particular interest in the history of grammar-writing, history of language learning and teaching, and, most recently, the history of lexicography. In 2020 she was awarded the German Academic Exchange Service’s Grimm Prize for her contribution to German Studies internationally. Her two most recent books are German Through English Eyes. The history of teaching and learning German in England, 1500-2000 (Harrassowitz, 2015, open access) and Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages. A history of language education, assessment and policy in Britain (Routledge, 2017). She was co-editor, with Richard Smith, of a History of Language Learning and Teaching in 3 vols. (Legenda, 2018, reprinted in paperwork in 2020), and of two special issues on the history of language education in Europe, both fully open access, Building the History of Language Learning and Teaching (= Language & History 57.1, 2014) and Histories of language learning and teaching in Europe (= The Language Learning Journal 46.1, 2018). Her chapter on women in the history of German language studies appeared in 2021 in Women in the History of Linguistics, ed. by Wendy Ayres-Bennett and Helena Sanson (Oxford: OUP, 2020). She has also worked on multilingualism, past and present, with a recent special issue on Multilingual perspectives on language standards, variation and ideologies (= Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 42:2) and a co-edited volume, with Hui Zhao, on Language Standardization and Language Variation in Multilingual Contexts: Asian Perspectives.

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Martina Nied Curcio, Università Roma Tre, Italy

Martina Nied Curcio is an Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literature and Cultures of the University “Roma Tre”. She graduated in German Linguistics and has become specialised in Didactics of German as a foreign language. She received her doctorate in 1998 at the University of Konstanz with a thesis on Contrastive Valency Italian-German which involved the creation of a bilingual valency dictionary of spoken language. Lexicography has remained one of her areas of interest since. In the last decade her main research fields in lexicography are dictionary use and dictionary didactics. Since 2014 she is the national coordinator for Italy of the Erasmus Mundus programme “European Master in Lexicography” and in 2020 she became a member of the board of the program.

Further research interests lie in the fields of contrastive linguistics Italian-German, phraseology, didactics and language-teaching methodology of German as a foreign language, in particular language and cultural mediation, as well as multilingualism within the context of multilingual didactics. For many years she has been active in teacher training for German (L1 and L2).

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Ben Zimmer, linguist, lexicographer and language columnist, USA

Ben Zimmer is the language columnist for the Wall Street Journal, a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and co-host of the Slate podcast Spectacular Vernacular. He was formerly a columnist for the Boston Globe and the New York Times Magazine. He has worked as the executive editor of and the Visual Thesaurus, editor for American dictionaries at Oxford University Press, and consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary. In 2014, he was the recipient of the inaugural Linguistics Journalism Award from the Linguistic Society of America. As chair of the New Words Committee for the American Dialect Society, he oversees the society’s Word of the Year proceedings and edits the quarterly feature “Among the New Words” in the journal American Speech. In 2021, he was named the first-ever Vocabulary Judge for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Congress Programme

The EURALEX 2022 programme can be downloaded here:

Opening & Welcome

Tuesday, 12th July 2022, 02:15–03:00 PM, Auditorium SO 108, Mannheim Palace

Prof. Dr. Thomas Puhl, Rector of University of Mannheim

Prof. Dr. Henning Lobin, Academic Director of IDS

Mayor Dirk Grunert, City of Mannheim

“The Twiolins”
© Robert Just

Welcome and Opening of Congress
Prof. Dr. Zoe Gavriilidou, EURALEX President

Dr. Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus, Chair of the EURALEX 2022 Organising Committee

Duo „The Twiolins“ (Marie-Luise and Christoph Dingler, Violin; Mannheim)


Tuesday, 12th July 2022, 06:00 PM, “Gartensaal”, Mannheim Palace

Claus Kießelbach
© Timo Volz

Words of Welcome
Prof. Dr. Heidrun Deborah Kämper, City of Mannheim
Prof. Dr. Henning Lobin, Academic Director of IDS
Prof. Dr. Zoe Gavriilidou, EURALEX President
Dr. Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus, Chair of the XX EURALEX Organizing Committee

Claus Kießelbach (vibraphone solo)



The workshop included presentations, discussions, and hands-on work with various ELEXIS tools. The participants could use their own data, or use one of the existing ELEXIS datasets.

Location: “Vortragssaal” (0.06) of the IDS in R5, 6-13

Programme – Monday, 11th July 2022

9:10-9:45Overview of ELEXIS tools and services
10:30-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-13:00Elexifier + Lexonomy
14:00-15:40Lexonomy, Elexifinder, LexVoc
15:40-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:00Discussion about ELEXIS Association (hybrid)

Contact: Iztok Kosem (

Fourth Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neology, 2022


GWLN-4 – the fourth edition of Globalex Workshop on Lexicography and Neology (GWLN) – was held as an in-conference workshop at EURALEX 2022, Mannheim.

The aim of the GWLN series is to bring together cross-world views combining detection and evaluation methods of neologisms with their lexicographic processing and representation for different languages. GWLN takes place annually with support of the Global Alliance for Lexicography (Globalex), in conjunction with the international conferences of the continental associations for lexicography.

Programme – Friday, 15 July 2022

14:00–14:05Welcome. Ilan Kernerman, Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus
14:05–14:35Towards a monitor corpus for a Bantu language: A case study of neology detection in Lusoga. Gilles-Maurice de Schryver, Minah Nabirye
14:35–15:05Diachronic semantic evolution automatic tracking: A pilot study in modern and contemporary French combining dependency analysis and contextual embeddings. Emmanuel Cartier
15:05–15:35 On loans in Korean new word formation from a short-term diachronic perspective and in lexicography. Choi Jun, Hae-Yun Jung
16:00–16:30Neologisms in the light of the new Slovenian normative guide. Urška Vranjek Ošlak, Helena Dobrovoljc
16:30–17:00From society to neology and lexicography: Relationships between morphology and dictionaries. Ieda Maria Alves, Bruno Oliveira Maroneze
17:00–17:30Recent neologisms provoked by COVID-19 – in the Danish language and in The Danish Dictionary. Lars Trap-Jensen, Henrik Lorentzen
17:30–17:35Closing. Ilan Kernerman, Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus


The Book of Abstracts (dated: 11th July 2022) and the Proceedings (dated: 31th July 2022) can be downloaded here:

Social Programme

Conference Dinner – Evening Cruise on the “Kurpfalz”

Date: Thursday, 14 July 2022
Time: Boarding 7:00 p.m., departure 7:30 p.m., arrival approximately 10:30 p.m.
Departure and return: Ship landing stage at the “Kurpfalz” bridge

Photo credits: “Kurpfalz-Personenschifffahrt”

Guided tour: Open Urban StreetArt in Mannheim (Neckarstadt-West) / Stadtführung: Stadt.Wand.Kunst – Street-Art in der Neckarstadt-West

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Starting Point: “Neckargärten” at “Neuer Messplatz”; End of the tour: “Alter Meßplatz”
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English & German

Photo credits: Copyright Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH, photographer Alexander Krziwanie

Guided tour: Modern and historical Mannheim / Stadtführung: Modernes und historisches Mannheim

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Starting point: Carl-Benz-Denkmal (Augustaanlage 9); End of the tour: Paradeplatz (O 1)
Duration: 2 hours
Language: English

Schloss Mannheim
“Schloss Mannheim”

Photo credits: Copyright Stadtmarketing Mannheim GmbH, photographer Achim Mende

Excursion to the “Deutsches Rechtswörterbuch” (Heidelberg) / Exkursion zum “Deutschen Rechtswörterbuch”

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Location: Akademiegebäude, Karlstraße 4, Heidelberg
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English & German
More information:

“Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften”

Photo credits: “Deutsches Rechtswörterbuch”, Schwerdt Fotografie

Excursion: A City of Names – An Onomastic City Tour Through Mainz / Exkursion: Namen der Stadt – namenkundlicher Stadtrundgang durch Mainz

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Mainz city centre: Heunensäule (Markplatz)
Duration: 1 hour
Language: German
Offered by: Project “Digitales Familiennamenwörterbuch (DFD)” (Mainz Academy of Sciences and Literature)
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City Centre

Photo credits: Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur Mainz, pixabay

Film: “Dreaming of Words”

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: SO 108 (Auditorium)
More information: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

The documentary film is about Njattyela Sreedharan, a fourth standard drop-out, who compiled a dictionary connecting four major Dravidian languages. Travelling across four states and doing extensive research, he spent twenty five years making the multilingual dictionary. This unique dictionary offers a comparative study of Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. “Dreaming of Words” traces Sreedharan’s life, work, love for languages and the struggles to get the dictionary published. The film also explores the linguistic and cultural diversity in India.

The 2022 Adam Kilgarriff Memorial Hike

Date: Sunday, 17 July 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Starting Point: Train station in Bad Dürkheim

Roman horse
Celtic circular rampart
Palatinate Forest
Rock labyrinth
Castle Hardenburg
Limburg monastery

Photo credits: Dominik Brückner