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Full Title: Workshop on Comparative Glossing Practices

Location: Paris, France
Start Date: 28-Aug-2017 - 01-Sep-2017
Contact: Aimée Lahaussois
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Meeting Description: A workshop on Comparative Glossing Practices will be held at the 14th International Conference for the History of the Linguistic Sciences (ICHOLS). We welcome proposals for participation in the workshop.

Glossing is a long-standing practice of text annotation found across distinctly different cultures and historical periods from Antiquity to the present. The practice covers a number of very different realities and needs; it results in, for example, the glosses produced by medieval grammarians, but also the contemporary annotation of field transcriptions for the documentation of oral languages.

In the interest of a cross-cultural comparison of glossing practices, ICHOLS will be the venue for a workshop on glossing. We welcome proposals relating to glossing in any culture and time frame. The following three areas of investigation, relating to levels of analysis (namely text, system, and cultural environment), highlight some possible topics:

1. Glosses at the textual level: glossing practices for lexicography and morphosyntax

2. Glosses at the systemic level: standardization in glossing systems

3. Glosses and their cultural environment: types of knowledge needed to gloss a text and the question of who holds this knowledge (individual or group)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
LL Issue: 27.3166

This is a session of the following meeting:
14th International Conference on the History of The Language Sciences

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