Summer schools

EMLex summer school 2020

The EMLex summer term 2020 is almost over. The situation caused by the pandemic corona virus has been and remains a challenge for the EMLex staff and our students, as for everyone. Against all odds, however, the common EMLex summer term took place as planned, but virtually. A big thank you to the EMLex staff of Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) and the local EMLex director Prof. Dr. Maria José Domínguez Vázquez, and to every EMLex lecturer involved – they all made this special and virtual semester possible. The EMLex summer school was held successfully as well as you can see in the following testimonials from our participants:


En primer lugar quería darte la enhorabuena por el Módulo “Learner´s Lexocography”, tanto por su gestión como por su contenido. Me ha parecido muy interesante y he aprendido conceptos que podré aplicar a la tesis.

Lucía Marco Martínez (Spain)

I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to take part in the ‘learner lexicography’ module. I found the sessions interesting and insightful.

Piotr Rudziński (Poland)


In the summer term 2020, the EMLex consortium will offer training courses in the fields of lexicography and dictionary research. These classes can be taken as intensive courses at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela in Spain in the context of the Erasmus Mundus program “European Master in Lexicography (EMLex)”. The university provides excellent conditions for learning and teaching. Furthermore, the city of Santiago de Compostela offers a great ambience for various activities, and a cultural program.

Course information

10 free places for external participants will be available for each course; pre-booking is necessary. One course will take five days (Monday-Friday) with 26-28 teaching hours. Individual preparation and follow-up work for external participants is not necessary. The participants will get a confirmation of attendance from the individual lecturers and the EMLex consortium. Preferably, external participants have gathered knowledge and experiences in the fields of linguistics, languages, lexicography and/or dictionary making already to achieve the greatest benefits from these high-quality courses. The teaching language will be either German or English.

Participants can choose from 10 different intensive courses, in which subjects of theoretical and practical lexicography will be taught. The course subjects can for instance be transferred to actual dictionary projects, so that a knowledge transfer to external lexicographical projects is possible. The course content also includes basic lexicographical knowledge, which is necessary to conceptualize new projects. Furthermore, it will be possible to deepen the existing lexicographical knowledge. All teachers and guest lecturers are internationally renowned experts in their research fields.

Participation costs

The participation costs are 100,00 € per course for students (prepayment and student ID are required) and 500,00 € per course for other external participants (prepayment is required). Travel and accommodation costs must be organized and paid by the participants themselves. Please register via e-mail to the EMLex office ( After registration, detailed information will be submitted.

Course descriptions

A provisional description of the course contents is linked with the course titles. These EMLex A-module descriptions can also be found under (
Exact course descriptions including references for a possible preparation will be provided here soon.

Course subjects

The following schedule shows the course schedules, course titles, lecturers and the final registration date (which is extended for the first 4 lectures until February 15):


Dates Courses


Registration deadline


March 2-6

  • Zita Hóllos (Budapest)
  • Rufus Gouws (Stellenbosch)
until February 15, 2020

March 9-13

Computational lexicography
  • Stefan Evert (Erlangen)
  • Ulrich Heid (Hildesheim)
until February 15, 2020
March 16-20
Dictionaries and translation
  • María José Domínguez (Santiago de Compostela
  • Ewa Myrczek-Kadłubicka (Kattowitz)
until February 15, 2020
March 23-27
Dictionary planning and production
  • Dominik Brückner (Mannheim)
until February 15, 2020
March 30 – April 9
April 13-17
Modeling and representing data in digital lexicography
  • Peter Meyer (Mannheim)
until March 16, 2020
April 20-24
Lexicography and lexicology
  • Eva Buchi (Nancy)
  • Carlos Valcárcel (Vigo)
until March 16, 2020
April 27 – May 1
Special field lexicography and terminology
  • Idalete Días (Braga)
  • Stefan Schierholz (Erlangen)
until March 16, 2020
May 4-8
Break / Day of the Galician /Spanish lexicography
May 11-15
Learner lexicography
  • Stefania Nuccorini (Rom)
  • Michael Klotz (Erlangen)
until April 15, 2020
May 18-22
Research into Dictionary use
  • Martina Nied Curcio (Rom)
  • Carolin Müller-Spitzer (Mannheim)
until April 15, 2020
May 25-29
History of lexicography
  • Paolo Vaciago (Rom)
  • Anja Lobenstein-Reichmann (Göttingen)
until April 15, 2020

Addition information