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6. International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ICHLL)

25th – 28th July, 2012

When 25. Juli 2012 - 00:00 to
28. Juli 2012 - 00:00
Where Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
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Organised by the Saxonian Academy of Sciences in Leipzig and the Department of Indo-European Studies of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena


Organisational issues

(The registration for speakers is now closed.)
Participants without paper can still register.
Conference fee: 90 €. It contains the costs for conference documents, refreshments during the coffee breaks, city tour Jena, visit of old prints of the library, 3 lunch in the cafeteria of the university, dinner on Friday and office expenses.
Participants without income pay € 50 when evidence is provided.
Please remit the conference fee until 30.06.2012.
Registration form

The fee for the visits on Saturday is to be paid in the conference office. Application to the excursions

Conference office:
Tuesday evening, 24 July 2012: from 6.30 p.m. in the restaurant “Ratszeise” (town hall on market square)
Wednesday, 25 July 2012: 9.00 a.m. -12.30 p.m. in front of the auditorium of the university (Fürstengraben 1)
since Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 2 p.m. Carl-Zeiß-Str. 3 (Ernst-Abbe-Platz)


Dr. Bettina Bock
Akademie-Vorhaben: Deutsche Wortfeldetymologie in europäischem Kontext / Semantic Fields in German Lexicon: Etymology and European Context (Jena)
Tel.: +49 3641 944-385
Fax: +49 3641 944-382

Dr. Maria Kozianka
Akademie-Vorhaben: Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Althochdeutschen / Etymological Dictionary of Old High German (Jena)
Tel.: +49 3641 944-383
Fax: +49 3641 944-382

Dr. Brigitte Bulitta
Akademie-Vorhaben: Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch / Old High German Dictionary (Leipzig)


We welcome contributions (in English, German, or French) on any aspect of historical lexicography, historical dictionary research, or historical lexicology. Against the background of the traditions at the University of Jena and especially at the Department of Indo-European Studies as well as at the Saxonian Academy of Sciences, we particularly welcome papers addressing the following questions:

• How much diachrony is important for dictionaries of present-day language?
• What should a modern dictionary look like – published as printed or online version?
• How can corpus linguistics and dictionary work be combined?
• How can comparative linguistics be used as a starting point for a multilingual dictionary project?
• Which ways are there to a comparative historic lexicography?



Participants / Abstracts

Announced Participants



Cultural framework programme of the conference

• Guided tour of the manuscript section of the Thuringian university and state library
• Dinner with programme in the historical Rosensäle (meaning “Rosenhalls”)
Excursion to Weimar, the town of the German classical period, or to Leipzig, place of residence of the Saxonian Academy (28th July)

Participating publishing houses

Verlag Brill
Ansprechpartner: Jasmin Lange

Franke & Timme GmbH. Verlag für wissenschaftliche Literatur
Ansprechpartner: Astrid Matthes
Wittelsbacherstraße 27a
10707 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 886679-11
Fax: +49 30 863987-31

Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag Wiesbaden
Ansprechpartner: Stephanie Rahmede
Tauernstraße 11
65199 Wiesbaden
Tel.: +49 611 4618-51 oder +49 611 94659-11
Fax: +49 611 4686-13

Universitätsverlag Winter
Ansprechpartner: Dagmar Konetzka
Marketing und Vertrieb
Dossenheimer Landstraße 13
69121 Heidelberg
Tel.: +49 6221 770265
Fax: +49 6221 770269

Travel information and accomodation

closest airports

Airport Leipzig-Halle
Airport Erfurt
Airport Berlin-Schönefeld
Airport Berlin-Tegel

further away airports

Airport Frankfurt
Airport Munich

Deutsche Bahn (German railways)

JeNah (bus and tram in Jena)

Hotels and guesthouses
Please note: Some hotels offer a special price if you use the code “FSU”.

Further information

Department of Indo-European Studies

Indogermanistik Jena

From its beginnings the history of lexicography and lexicology has been closely linked to questions of historical and comparative linguistics. Dictionary work traditionally plays an important role at the University of Jena: Friedrich Kluge, author of the “Etymological Dictionary of German Language”, that in the meantime has been published in its 24th edition, taught in Jena for ten years. Otto Böhtlingk, member of the Saint Petersburg Academy of Sciences, who wrote parts of the seven volume “Sanskrit Dictionary”, had his residence in Jena, Karl Cappeller composed his “Sanskrit Dictionary” here. At present the academy projects “Etymological Dictionary of Old High German (EWA)” and “Semantic Fields in German Lexicon: Etymology and European Context (DWEE)” are being developed in Jena. The Department of Indo-European Studies is one of the oldest in its field. Its tradition was established by August Schleicher, the “Darwin of linguistics”, in 1857. Today research focuses on modern methods of linguistics and is involved in various interdisciplinary projects.

Saxonian Academy of Sciences in Leipzig

Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig
Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig, Foto: Dirk Brzoska

Founded in 1846 the Saxonian Academy of Sciences in Leipzig is based upon the idea of Leibniz “theoria cum praxi”. The Saxonian Academy of Sciences is the home of numerous synchronic and diachronic dictionaries: Old High German Dictionary, Mecklenburg Dictionary, Brandenburg-Berlin Dictionary, Dictionary of Upper Saxonian Dialects, Thuringian Dictionary, Middle Elbian Dictionary, Pomeranian Dictionary, Old Egyptian Dictionary. Furthermore, projects that also carry out fundamental research for lexicology and lexicography can be found here: Codex diplomaticus Saxoniae, The Saxonian-Magdeburg Law as Cultural Link between the Legal Systems of Eastern and Central Europe, The German Academy of the 17th century: “Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft” (meaning “Fertile Society”), The German Inscriptions of the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, Edition of Johann Christoph Gottsched’s Correspondence, Edition of the Correspondence of Robert and Clara Schuhmann with Friends and Artist Colleagues, European Traditions – Encyclopedia of Jewish Cultures, Monumenta Germaniae Historica (Sachsenspiegel glosses), Sources and Research on Saxonian History.
You will find all information about research projects at the German part of our website.

Jena is a town with about 100,000 inhabitants, among them 25,000 students. In 1558 Johann Friedrich I. (1503–1554), a supporter of Martin Luther’s ideas, founded the university. Generations of poets like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller, philosophers like Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel and Johann Gottlieb Fichte, and students have sung its praises in song and poetry, perhaps most beautifully by Gottfried Benn: “Jena before us, in the delightful valley”. Culture is everywhere in this town – above all, that of Romanticism, connected with the names of the Schlegels or Novalis, Classicism, and the Gründerzeit, when Ernst Abbe, Carl Zeiss and Otto Schott brought forward optics and the connected industries. Besides August Schleicher linguists like Berthold Delbrück, Albert Debrunner, Eduard Sievers taught here. In 2008 Jena was awarded the title Germany’s “City of Sciences”. Nearby you can find a lot of places of historical importance: Weimar, Erfurt, Eisenach, Naumburg, Merseburg, Leipzig, and others.


Modernes Jena, Foto: privat
Jena, Marktplatz
Marktplatz in Jena, Foto: privat




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