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ChonHib (Chronologicon Hibernicum – A Probabilistic Chronological Framework for Dating Early Irish Language Developments and Literature) is a research project funded by the European Research Council under the HORIZON 2020 Framework Programme with the aim of creating tools to facilitate the study of language development.  The primary aim of the ChronHib project is to refine the methodology for dating Early Medieval Irish linguistic development and to build a chronological framework of linguistic changes that can be used to date literary texts within the Early Irish period (ca. 6th – mid 10th century).  The project aims to achieve this through statistical methods for the seriation of linguistic data, and for estimating dates using Bayesian inference.

A further goal of the project is to harness the potential of existing digital resources and to develop new publicly available corpora to help date Old and Middle Irish texts and to gain deeper insights into the development of the phonology, morphology, syntax and lexicon of the Irish language.

ChronHib ID-CARD

Acronym ChronHib
Title Chronologicon Hibernicum – A Probabilistic Framework for Dating Early Irish Language Developments and Literature
Host Institution National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Call H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE – European Research Council (ERC))
Grant Agreement number 647351
Duration 60 Months
Start date 01/09/2015
End date 31/08/2020
EU contribution 1,804,229.00€
Project Coordinator Prof. David Stifter, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
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