Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

The historical doctionary of modern greek: dialectological issues

Christina Bassea-Bezantakou, Io Manolessou


This paper aims to give a general presentation of the Historical! Dictionary! of! Modern! Greek (ILNE): aims, history, and recent innovations, with focus on specific problems deriving from the updating of its corpus and methodology. Emphasis is given to the issue of the source language, which, in contrast to most historical dictionary projects world-wide, is not only the modern standard language but also the dialects. The necessity of inclusion of dialectal data in a historical dictionary of the standard language is discussed and illustrated at length, while other issues involving the treatment of dialectal data, such as dating and phonetic transcription, are also touched upon.

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