The PhrasaLex III Workshop on Phraseological Approaches to Lexicography will take place in hybrid form from 10th to 12th July 2024 and is hosted by the Institute for Translation Studies at Innsbruck University.

PhrasaLex III is organised in different sessions and brings together international experts in the fields of lexicography, lexicology, cognitive linguistics, lexicogrammar, corpus linguistics, and NLP. The Workshop is organised in three sessions and two Keynote talks. Round tables at the end of each day will enhance further discussions about theoretical and practical lexicographic key issues.

The PhrasaLex workshop series is linked to PhraseBase, a research project for the creation of a multilingual Linguistic Information System including a learner's dictionary, and is intended as a platform for disseminating project results, for enhancing discussion on lexicographic issues and to encourage the interchange of expert knowledge among participants.

See further details on our official PhrasaLex website

This year the workshop will be held in memory of Patrick Hanks, lexicographer and corpus linguist (, who sadly left us in February 2024. Patrick was an enthusiastic supporter of the PhraseBase project at the very beginning and was an active part of the first PhrasaLex workshop, which was held in Modena, Italy, in 2019.

Through our workshop, we wish to honour Patrick’s fundamental theoretical, methodological and, not least, human contribution to our project and to the research of many of the PhrasaLex participants.

Patrick Hanks at PhrasaLex I
Patrick Hanks during PhrasaLex I (Modena, 2019) - credits: L. Giacomini

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Thomas Herbst
English Philology and Linguistics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. 

Prof. Dr. Peter Uhrig
Digital Linguistics with a focus on Big Data, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.



Wednesday, 10 July 2024

17:00-17:15 Intro

Warm-up session
17:15-17:45 PhraseBase foglia1 Laura Giacomini & Laura RebosioIntroducing PhraseBase: A Linguistic Information System for language learners, translators, and for NLP

17:45-18:15 PhraseBase foglia1 Linda ProsslinerThe Phrase-based Active Dictionary (PAD) as a model for a phraseological children’s dictionary Italian-German

Thursday, 11 July 2024

   9:00-9:15 Welcome desk


9:45-10:30 Thomas Herbst (Keynote) From learners' dictionaries to construction

   10:30-10:50 Coffee break

Session 1: From theory to practice (Chair: Valentina Piunno)
11:00-11:30 PhraseBase foglia1 Paolo DiMuccio-Failla: A proposal for a phrase-based wordnet

11:30-12:00 Dagmar Divjak (virtual talk): Behavioural Profiles: looking back, looking forward 

12:00-12:30 Gillian Susan Philip:  Exploitation of formulaic language for humorous purposes: casual racism subverted

   12:30-14:00 Lunch break

Session 2 (first part): Methodological aspects (Chair: Elisabetta Ježek)
14:00-14:30 Irene Renau (virtual talk): Patterns and metaphors. A study of metaphorical patterns in the Verbario database of  Spanish verbs

14:30-15:00 PhraseBase foglia1 Laura Giacomini, Fritz Kliche & Jannis NolteData acquisition in PhraseBase: core method and exploratory case studies

15:00-15:30 Carole Tiberius  & Lut Colman (virtual talk): Corpus Pattern Analysis for Dutch in Woordcombinaties

   15:30-15:50 Coffee break

Session 2 (second part): Methodological aspects (Chair: Elisabetta Ježek)
16:00-16:30 Robert Lew (virtual talk): Generative Transformers versus dictionaries, with particular focus on English phrasal verbs

16:30-17:30 Round Table 1: Ulrich Heid (moderation), Hana Filip, Thomas Herbst, Valentina Piunno

   18:45-19:45 Walking Tour

Friday, 12 July 2024

9:00-9:45 Peter Uhrig (Keynote): Collo-Phenomena, Lexicography and AI – Leveraging Computational Advances for more
Efficient Collocation Candidate Extraction

   9:45-10:00 Coffee break

Session 3: Multilingual perspectives (Chair: Linda Prossliner)
10:00-10:30 PhraseBase foglia1 Sarah PiepkornLanguage learner relevant features of verbal aspect in movement verbs

10:30-11:00 Pedro Ivorra Ordines & Carmen Mellado Blanco (virtual talk): CONSTRIDIOMS: A construction-based repository of constructional idioms in German and Spanish

11:00-11:30 Christine KonecnyCollocations as linguistic “individuals”: identifying collocational polysemy for bilingual lexicographic description (Italian-German)

11:30-12:30 Round Table 2: Anja-Lobenstein-Reichmann (moderation), Elisabetta Ježek, Anette Klosa-KückelhausPeter Uhrig 

12:30-12:45 Closing


Please send your enquiries to


Innsbruck Endversion
credits: L. Prossliner


PhrasaLex III is funded by:

LOGO Land TirolLOGO INTRAWILOGO Vizerektorat für ForschungLOGO ItalienzentrumLOGO IRO


Nach oben scrollen