Seminar 19/05/2020

In compliance with the provisions dictated by CNR General Direction to CNR structures for the containment of the emergency connected to the new Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), the seminar, initially foreseen "in presence", will be held in a virtual form.
Historical Lexicology and Computerized Dictionaries: some reflections
For dictionaries, the conversion to a properly "computerized" form (according to Robert Martin's terminology) implies the recognition and arrangement of the data contained in the entries within a hypertextual structure.
The structuring of knowledge may concern, in addition to the semasiological and onomasiological plans, also the double aspect of the position of words in the vocabulary - compared to the traditional "target" model (basic vocabulary, "common" words, vocabulary periphery) - and the relative position of the individual lexemes with respect to a given meaning.
The possibility to manage the large sets of information collected in dictionaries (and in the text corpora supporting them in various ways) also allows to make both these parameters react with diachrony, to observe phenomena of variation or stability across time.
Elisa Guadagnini
Elisa GuadagniniShe has been a Researcher at the Italian Vocabulary Opera Institute of the National Research Council of Italy (OVI-CNR) since 2011.
A trained Romance Philologist, she has dealt with troubadour lyric and ancient French treatises.
Her collaboration with OVI-CNR began in 2000: she has drawn up over 2,500 entries of the Treasury of the Italian Language of Origins (TLIO) and has been interested in the relation among Digital Lexicography, Philology and Corpus Linguistics.
From 2012 to 2016 she was the PI of the DiVo (Dictionary of Vulgarisations) project (the winner of the "FIRB - Futuro in Ricerca 2010" Call), conceived and edited the Corpus DiVo and the Corpus CLaVo (which collect the medieval Italian translations of Classics associating the vulgar text to the Latin original) and studied the classical (especially Ovidian and Ciceronian) legacy in the Middle Ages and the question of latinisms.
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