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Introducing the Luxembourg Online Dictionary (LOD)
Free – $5.00
Learn how you can use the brand new version of the Luxembourg Online Dictionary with Alexandre Ecker and Sarah Hess from the Center for the Luxembourgish Language.
The Lëtzebuerger Online Dictionnaire (LOD) is used by thousands of people on a daily basis and in 2021 a new record was reached when more than 10 million entries were consulted in a year. What kind of a dictionary is the LOD and how does it compare to other single- or multilingual dictionaries?
This presentation will describe the unique multilingual context the LOD finds itself in and give insights into the story of its creation. Participants will have a look behind the scenes to find out who is involved in the LOD and how it is produced. The brand new version of the LOD website went online on 20 June this year. This presentation will focus on its new design, advanced search options and word categories among others.
Visit the Luxembourg Online Dictionary.
This program will be offered through Zoom. Members, please sign in when requesting your ticket.* The Zoom link will be emailed after ticket purchase, and we will send a reminder email a day or two prior to the event.
*Tickets are per device. If multiple people plan to watch from the same computer, only one ticket is needed.
About Our Speakers:
- Maîtrise Lettres Modernes & Maîtrise Français Langue Étrangère (Université Aix-Marseille, F)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Education – French & German (University of Lancaster, UK)
- Master Lexicographie, Terminographie et Traitement Automatique de Corpus (Université de Lille, F)
Alexandre is a qualified lexicographer. At the ZLS – Zenter fir d’Lëtzebuerger Sprooch (Centre for the Luxembourgish Language), one of his main duties consists in the running and development of the LOD. Alexandre also gives lectures on multilingual lexicography and the maintenance and valorisation of (meta)lingual data at the University of Lille.
- MA in English Literary Studies (University of Durham, UK)
- BA (Hons) in English and History (University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK)
- DTE(E)LLS (Diploma in Teaching English/ESOL in the Lifelong Learning Sector) (Newcastle College, UK)
Sarah is in charge of all things English at the ZLS. This includes translations, correspondence with English-speaking users of the LOD as well as any official documents/issues needing to be dealt with. Sarah is also involved in the preparation and teaching of online Luxembourgish orthography classes.