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Michael Adams is Provost Professor and Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at Indiana University – Bloomington. His historical/critical edition of the classic Problems in Lexicography is forthcoming from Indiana University Press in 2021. He recently contributed chapters on slang dictionaries and American dictionaries to Sarah Ogilvie's Cambridge Companion to English Dictionaries, as well as the chapter on regional dictionaries of English to John Considine's Cambridge World History of Lexicography.

Mirosław Bańko is professor at the Faculty of Polish Studies, University of Warsaw. Until recently, the head of the Institute of Polish Language for almost a decade, he was also professionally engaged in dictionary making and dictionary publishing. He was in charge of the Polish Dictionaries Department at Polish Scientific Publishers (Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN), then took the position of editor-in-chief of Polish-language dictionaries. He is author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of about twenty Polish-language dictionaries of various kinds, as well as academic books and articles on lexicography, lexical semantics, language contacts, and other topics. His latest book—Z historii antyleksykografii (2020)—is about dictionaries that are intentionally and overtly subjective, often humorous, intended to be read rather than consulted when necessary.

Don Chapman (PhD, Medieval Studies, University of Toronto) is a professor of linguistics at Brigham Young University specializing in Old English and the history of the English language. He has published several articles on prescriptivism and edited a volume titled Language Prescription: Values, Ideologies and Identity (2020).

Mark Davies is a retired professor of linguistics. His primary fields of research are corpus linguistics and language variation and change. He has created several large corpora that are available from

Amanda Kae Fronk received a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in linguistics from Brigham Young University. For her master's thesis, she researched how quickly dictionaries noted language change with denominal verbs, using the Corpus of Historical American English and a series of very hefty volumes starting with Webster's 1828 American Dictionary. She is an associate editor at BYU Magazine and the communications manager for BYU Speeches.

Jonathon Green is the world's foremost Anglophone slang lexicographer. In a career that, in slang terms, began in 1984, he has written a number of dictionaries, the latest being Green's Dictionary of Slang (print 2010, on line with three-monthly updates since 2016 at His lexicological books include The Vulgar Tongue: Green's History of Slang (2014), Odd Job Man: Some Confessions of a Slang Lexicographer (2014), The Stories of Slang (2017) and Sounds & Furies, The Love-Hate Relationship Between Women and Slang (UK 2019, US 2021).

Annette Klosa-Kückelhaus holds an MA and PhD in German linguistics from the universities of Munich and Bamberg. She has been a lexicographer for Duden and has (co-)authored extensively on lexicography. Currently she heads the Lexicography and Language Documentation area and is chief editor of an online dictionary of neologisms at the Leibniz-Institute for the German Language (IDS) at Mannheim.

D. A. Lockhart (MFA, Creative Writing, Indiana University, Bloomington) is the author of seven poetry collections, most recently Tukone: Where the River Narrows and Shores Bend (2020). His work has garnered multiple Pushcart Prize nominations and has appeared in Best Canadian Poetry in English 2019, and New Poetry from the Midwest 2017 and 2019. He is an executive board member of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, and a member of Haiku Canada and of the Canadian League of Poets. He serves as an acquisitions editor at University of Regina Press and poetry editor for the Windsor Review.

Orión Montoya owes their career in lexicography to their attendance at DSNA XV at Boston University in 2005—a time when an aspiring lexicographer with a Classics BA from the University of Chicago could show up at a DSNA biennial and find their way to employment. One year later Erin McKean hired them at OUP, and two years after that, McKean, Grant Barrett, and Orión founded Orión has consulted for numerous...


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