The Greek Low Literary register: product of language contact and change or continuity?

Paper given together with Chrystalla Thoma. International Colloquium “Multilingualism and Diachronic Change. Multilingualism in the individual and in the societies; Its influence on language change” of the Historical Group of the Research Centre 538: Multilingualism of the University of Hamburg [03.2004]

The Powerpoint presentation is available as PDF-file.

Linguistic variation and the non-standardisation of the low varieties in Early Modern Greek diglossia

International Colloquium “Linguistic Variation in Bilingual Communication, Acquisition and Diachronic Change” of the Research Centre 538: Multilingualism of the University of Hamburg [10.2003]

This paper was a first and not yet fully developed version of my paper on «Register Variation and the Grammar of Medieval Greek». The Powerpoint presentation is available as PDF-file.

Die Erforschung des narrativen Diskurses in der griechischen Diglossie des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit: Verknüpfung von kulturellem Kontext und linguistischer Analyse

The study of narrative discourse in Medieval and Early Modern Greek Diglossia: Linking the socio-cultural context with the linguistic analysis

Plenary talk at the Research Centre 538: Multilingualism of the University of Hamburg [07.2003]

This paper developed as a response to internal discussions at the Research Centre 538: Multilingualism about the mixing of methods for the linguistic analysis of narrative discourse. The Powerpoint presentation is available as PDF-file.

Σχέση κειµένου και εικόνας στον κώδικα Serail gr. 35

Picture and text in Codex Serail gr. 35.

Working meeting of the IKYDA – project “Illustrated vernacular manuscripts“ (Coordination: Prof. H. Eideneier, Prof. O. Gratziou) at the University of Crete (Rethymno) [10.2002]

This was a one-off, exploration of an illuminated 15th c. manuscript. There is still lots of research that need to be done in this subject.

Η Διήγησις τῶν ζώων τῶν τετραπόδων και ο Πουλολόγος στο ίδιο χειρόγραφο: ο σύµµεικτος εικονογραφηµένος κώδικας Serail gr. 35

The Tale of the Quadrupeds and the Poulologos in the same manuscript: the illustrated codex Serail gr. 35

International Congress “Miscellaneous Manuscripts of Late Byzantine and Early Modern Greek Literary Texts”, Athens (Danish Institut of Athens) [5.2002]

Wissenstradierung in Wort und Schrift in der Diglossie des griechischen Mittelalters

Handing over of knowledge through discourse in Medieval Greek Diglossia

Plenary talk at the Research Centre 538: Multilingualism of the University of Hamburg [4.2002]

This is the first major talk I did on my own, it’s all about trasfer of knowledge through language and written texts in the Greek-speaking Middle Ages. The Powerpoint presentation is available as PDF-file.

Von der Belehrung zur Unterhaltung. Die institutionellen Funktionen des literarischen Erzählens im griechischen Mittelalter

From instructing to entertaining: the institutional functions of narrative discourse in the Greek medieval World

24. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS) at the University of Mannheim [03.2002]

This was a paper about the use of narrative text in language education in Byzantine times and their transformation to entertainment texts in the Early Modern Greek period.