TEI and Historical Code-switching: an overview of Trial and Error

Presented By: Nike Stam, currently a PhD student at the University of Utrecht

Hosted By: Chronologicon Hibernicum

When: April 27, at 14:00.

Where: TBA

We are pleased to announce an upcoming public lecture, hosted by Chronologicon Hibernicum at Maynooth University.


In 2012, the project Bilingualism in Medieval Ireland (University of Utrecht) started with as one of its main aims the creation of a digital, searchable database of the Commentary to the Félire Óengusso. With this database, we hoped to open up the material to other researchers as well as speed up the analysis of code-switches between Irish and Latin in the text. After some trial and error, an encoded database now exists in which code-switches and gloss lemmata have been tagged. In this talk, I will focus on the way in which our database was built and on the ways in which encoding and TEI have helped us deal with the material.

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