Rede de Lexicografía (RELEX)

II InternationaL Congress RELEX

Terminology, a necessity in today's society

University of Santiago de Compostela, 5th-7th October 2015

Next 5th, 6th and 7th of October 2015, Red de Lexicografía’s (RELEX) Second International Congress will be held in Santiago de Compostela. This year the Congress will focus on terminology, a fundamental field of study for all languages that want to respond, from their own identity, to the specialized denominational needs that today's society requires, and that acquires special importance for languages immersed in a process of normalization.

The Congress will primarily revolve around two topics: a) "Terminology and Business", and b) "Collaborative Work in Terminology Elaboration", although any other topic in the field of terminology will also be welcome, meaning that papers related to other theoretical or applied aspects may be presented.

Structure of the Congress

The first two days of the Congress will foster plenary lectures and round tables with guest specialists, as well as presentation of papers. The plenary lectures will last for a maximum of one hour, and paper presentations may not be over twenty minutes long, followed by a brief colloquy.

During the third day, during the morning, there will be an initial-level workshop on the use of terminological resources.

Plenary Lectures

Four plenary lectures are scheduled. The speakers will be internationally prestigious specialists. [Programme]

Round Tables

On the 5th and 6th of October there will be two round table discussions on the Congress' two main topics:

            a) Terminology and Business.

            b) Collaborative Work in Terminology.


Submissions can be made until the 17th of July 2015. An abstract of around 250 words must be submitted as an attachment to the following e-mail address: with specific indication of authorship. Proposals for paper presentations will be subject to review by the members of the scientific committee prior to acceptance. Responses regarding the acceptance or rejection of a paper will be sent before the 30th of July 2015.

The publication of the texts presented at the Congress is planned. For this purpose they shall be subject to a review by two specialists, who can do modification proposals.

Working Languages at the Congress

The working languages at the Congress will be all Romanic languages and English. There will be no interpreting service.

Rede de Lexicografía
Facultade de Filoloxía
Universidade da Coruña
Campus da Zapateira
15008 A Coruña (Spain)

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