Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC)

[First posted in AWOL 10 June 2014, updated 22 February 2023]

Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC)

he DDGLC project is hosted by the Egyptological Seminar at the Free University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and funded by the Deutsche Forschungs­gemeinschaft as a long-term project with a projected lifespan ranging through 2024.

The DDGLC project seeks to produce a systematic, comprehensive and detailed lexicographical compilation and description of Greek loanwords as attested in the entire Coptic corpus through every dialect, each kind of text, and in pre-Coptic Egyptian. The project will thus eventually record 1500 years of contact-induced language change of the Egyptian-Coptic language.

The results of the project shall be made available in an online database and in a printed dictionary. The core tool of the DDGLC project is currently a relational database designed to connect linguistic and extra-linguistic data concerning types and tokens of all identifiable Greek loanwords in Coptic.

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