Tag Archive: historical linguistics

“Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists

“Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists

September 10th, 2011 by Simon Mahony

A web only publication by Alison Babeu with good coverage of the Stoa and the Digital Classicist. Published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

 

The author provides a summative and recent overview of the use of digital technologies in classical studies, focusing on classical Greece, Rome, and the ancient Middle and Near East, and generally on the period up to about 600 AD. The report explores what projects exist and how they are used, examines the infrastructure that currently exists to support digital classics as a discipline, and investigates larger humanities cyberinfrastructure projects and existing tools or services that might be repurposed for the digital classics.

(Council on Library and Information Resources)

 

via The Stoa Consortium » Blog Archive » “Rome Wasn’t Digitized in a Day”: Building a Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Classicists.

I am quite happy that my One Era’s Nonsense, Another’s Norm article is quoted in this report. If nothing else, interdisciplinary work is getting noticed.

 

Corpus linguistics in historical dialectology: a case study of Cypriot

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Io Manolessou & Notis Toufexis
University of Patras & University of Cambridge

Abstract
The present paper gives an overview of the branch of corpus linguistics that deals with historical corpora, i.e. electronic text compilations of of past forms of language, and discusses their applicability and availability for the study of the history of the Greek language. The methodology for constructing a historical corpus of the Cypriot dialect (Corpus of Medieval Cypriot Texts, CMCT) is presented, with discussion criteria for text inclusion and of modelling and implementation issues (mark-up languages, metadata, digital transcription methods).

You can download the PDF-File here.

 

50 Cent Euro Coin, Cyprus by IvanWalsh.com on 2009-08-02 19:03:39

One Era’s Nonsense, Another’s Norm: Diachronic study of Greek and the Computer

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This paper sets out to explore how and why digital editions of texts or text-versions could facilitate a truly diachronic study of the Greek language. It points out shortcomings of existing digital infrastructure and argues in favour of a general shift of focus towards linguistic analysis of transmitted texts with the help of electronic corpora that primarily model medieval manuscripts rather than modern editions.

Published in: Digital Research in the Study of Classical Antiquity, edited by Gabriel Bodard (King’s College London, UK) and Simon Mahony (University College London, UK), Ashgate 2010, ISBN 978-0-7546-7773-4 £ 55.00

For full details and the publishers blurb, see:
http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754677734

You can download the PDF-file here (with thanks to Ashgate for allowing self-archiving of my contribution).

 

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