GASTEREA: Digital Diachronic Thesaurus of Latin Food Words and their Heritage in European Languages

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Page1139-1147
AuthorAlexandra Grigorieva, Svetlana Hautala, Natalia Romanova
TitleGASTEREA: Digital Diachronic Thesaurus of Latin Food Words and their Heritage in European Languages
AbstractOur international lexicographical project is set to assemble all classical Latin culinary words of surviving texts to create the first Digital Diachronic Thesaurus of Latin Food Words and their Heritage in European Languages in history, an interactive searchable database structure of culinary contexts for exploring the history of the culinary words of antiquitiy and their reception from the Middle Ages and Renaissance up to the present. Each classical Latin word describing food is to be supported by its etymology when possible.with relevant quotations in Ancient Greek for Ancient Greek loanwords.and, if that particular word has progeny in other old and modern, especially Romance European languages, it will be provided with links to derivatives and appropriate contexts. We will also strive to cover the majority of Medieval Latin food words in the same way during the second stage of the project. The project is in its initial stage now but we would like to show our colleagues the preliminary digital structure of the Thesaurus that allows the display of the historical chains of shifting lexical forms - including dialectal when possible - and their meanings. Every food context in the chain would be provided with a translation and a short commentary in English and in Italian describing its historical, anthropological, cultural and culinary peculiarities. This frontier, interdisciplinary project covers the whole history of European languages and literatures. It should be able to bring to light the varied typology of European culinary vocabulary.something nobody has done before.and, at the same time, help to preserve the rich culinary heritage and diversity of European countries. We hope it becomes an invaluable tool for many Classical, Medieval and Renaissance scholars and other researchers engaged in Language, History, Food Studies and so on.
Session6. Historical and Scholarly Lexicography and Etymology
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@InProceedings{ELX08-111,
author = {Alexandra Grigorieva, Svetlana Hautala, Natalia Romanova },
title = {GASTEREA: Digital Diachronic Thesaurus of Latin Food Words and their Heritage in European Languages},
pages = {1139-1147},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},
}
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