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FORINFRA-Nasj.sats. forskn.infrastrukt

Digital corpus and dictionary of Norwegian Medieval Latin

Alternative title: Digitalt korpus og ordbok over norsk middelalderlatin

Awarded: NOK 7.8 mill.

Project Number:

245816

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Project Period:

2016 - 2022

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Latin was spoken and written during the Norwegian Middle Ages, although it no longer was anyone's mother tongue. The project aims at creating a research infrastructure for the study of Latin as used in Norway in the Middle Ages. This is part of a larger, European initiative to document Latin as the common language of Europe in this period. To achieve this, we will first digitize all the Norwegian Medieval texts that contain Latin. This is done as part of Nasjonalbiblioteket's effort to digitise the Norwegian textual heritage. The Latin material will then be lemmatized and organized in a concordance. The digital corpus, lemmatization and concordance will in themselves constitute important resources for the study of Norwegian Medieval Latin, but also serve as stepping stones toward the ultimate goal of the project, which is a digital dictionary of Norwegian Latin.

MIDLAT aims at creating a research infrastructure for the study of Latin as used in Norway in the Middle Ages. This is part of a larger, European initiative to document Latin as the common language of Europe in this period. To achieve this, we will first digitize all the Norwegian Medieval texts that contain Latin. This will be done as part of Nasjonalbiblioteket's effort to digitize the Norwegian textual heritage. In a later step, automatic methods will be used to separate Latin parts of the texts from Old Norse parts. The Latin material will then be lemmatized and organized in a concordance. The digital corpus, lemmatization and concordance will in themselves constitute important resources for the study of Norwegian Medieval Latin, but also serve as stepping stones toward the ultimate goal of the project, which is a digital dictionary of Norwegian Latin.

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