Foras na Gaeilge
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Friday 4 May 2007
Lexicography Editor to be recruited for New English-Irish Dictionary Project
3 May 2007: Speaking today about the English-Irish Dictionary project, Ferdie Mac an Fhailigh, CEO of Foras na Gaeilge, said, ‘I am delighted to announce that Foras na Gaeilge are now in a position to advertise the role of Lexicography Editor for the English-Irish Dictionary project. This appointment will greatly increase our ability to move forward and to begin Stage Two of this project’.
The new English-Irish Dictionary Project is a pioneering project, which will see the Dictionary, which will contain over 50,000 headwords, published in both electronic and printed form, using computer-aided tools and state-of-the-art lexicography methods to complete the work.
This notice is just the latest step which Foras na Gaeilge has taken in this important project. Cathal Convery was recently appointed Manager of the project. Cathal has a Masters in Translation (Irish and French) and many years experience of project management in the area of Information Technology. Cathal will now oversee the completion of Stage Two of the project.
Among other tasks to be initiated in the near future are:
· Two courses in bilingual lexicography, one in Belfast and one in Cork. The first of these will be advertised during this week and will take place in Queens University in June. Participants on these two courses will receive basic training in the area of modern lexicography.
· Additional development of The National Corpus of Ireland.
· Selection of a panel of qualified personnel.
· Choosing contractors for Stage Two.
Once these tasks are completed, we can begin compiling the dictionary itself, both the electronic and the printed versions.
For further information:
Breandán Mac Craith 01 6398407 / 087 235 4834