LINGUIST List 32.1266

Fri Apr 09 2021

Confs: Gen Ling, Hist Ling, Ling & Lit, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 09-Apr-2021
From: Evie Coussé <>
Subject: Release of the EDGeS Diachronic Bible Corpus
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Release of the EDGeS Diachronic Bible Corpus

Date: 28-May-2021 - 28-May-2021
Location: Online, Sweden
Contact: Evie Coussé
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): Dutch; Dutch, Middle; English; English, Middle; German; German, Middle High; German, Middle Low; Swedish

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Meeting Description:

You are cordially invited to join the webinar release of the EDGeS Diachronic Bible Corpus on Friday 28 May 2021, 14:00-15:00 (CEST)

The EDGeS Corpus is a newly compiled corpus of historical Bible translations in English, Dutch, German and Swedish from the fourteenth century until the present day. The corpus brings together thirty-six historical Bible translations in one searchable format and connects them with each other on the verse level. This makes the EDGeS Corpus a so-called parallel corpus in both the synchronic and diachronic dimensions. The corpus is compiled as part of the research project The rise of complex verb constructions in Germanic (sponsored by the Swedish Research Foundation, based at the University of Gothenburg) and is made freely available for other researchers to use and build upon.

Program Information:

Program of the release webinar:
- Potential of historical parallel texts for studying language change
- Digitizing historical Bible translations through crowd sourcing
- Choices and challenges in building a historical Bible corpus
- Demonstration of the EDGeS Corpus
- Some preliminary results
- Future plans

- Evie Coussé (University of Gothenburg)
- Gerlof Bouma (University of Gothenburg)
- Nicoline van der Sijs (Dutch Language Institute, Leiden)
- Eloisa Ruppert (KULeuven)

Zoom link:

Event website:
Contact: Evie Coussé,

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