EURALEX is the leading professional association for people working in lexicography and related fields. In the rapidly-changing world of language analysis and language description, EURALEX provides a forum for the exchange of ideas. Though based in Europe, EURALEX has a worldwide reach and a worldwide membership. Its members include lexicographers, reference publishers, corpus linguists, computational linguists, academics working in relevant disciplines, software developers, and anyone with a lively interest in language.

EURALEX holds a major Congress every two years, and also sponsors smaller events on specific areas within the broader field. Details about the past and future Euralex conferences are available on the Conferences page. EURALEX has also created a digitized version of the papers from its past conferences. The collection which covers the period from the first EURALEX congress held in Exeter in 1983 to the 16th held in Bolzano in 2014 can be accessed online on the Publications page.

EURALEX maintains a discussion list for the exchange of views on anything of interest to people working in lexicography and related fields. The list is open to all interested people and is not limited to members of Euralex. To subscribe to the Euralex list please fill out the subscription form at Euralex also maintains a public Facebook page.

EURALEX welcomes new members and offers various benefits to its members. There are several categories of membership described on the Joining EURALEX page. Take a look and join us!


Adam Kilgarriff Prize

Dear Colleagues We are very pleased to announce that the web page for the Adam Kilgarriff Prize is now live at: The Adam Kilgarriff Prize is intended to recognise …

XVII EURALEX International Congress Tbilisi

The XVII EURALEX International Congress will be held 6 – 10 September 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The Congress will be organized by the Lexicographic Centre at Ivané Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.  The EURALEX Congresses bring together professional lexicographers, …

A. P. (Tony) Cowie: 1931-2015

Michael Rundell and Sue Atkins1 With the death of Tony Cowie towards the end of 2015, the lexicographic community has lost not only a distinguished and influential scholar, but an …

Adam Kilgarriff passed away

With great sadness, I am writing to let you know that our friend and colleague, Adam Kilgarriff – a hugely distinguished and much-loved member of the Euralex community – died …