Posts Tagged ‘Treebanking’

New mailing list: Greek and Latin Treebanking

Monday, April 29th, 2019

A new mailing list intended for the discussion of Ancient Greek and Latin treebanking, GLTreebank, has been created.

We expect and welcome questions, announcements and colleagial conversation about all aspects of morphosyntactic annotation of the ancient languages, including but not restricted to: querying, visualising, and otherwise using treebanks; the development of treebanked corpora; use and citation of already existing corpora (e.g. AGLDT and PROIEL corpora, or Universal Dependencies); questions about the practicalities or grammatical features around annotating itself; and more theoretical discussion of the value of treebanking in research, pedagogy, and other scholarly practice. Users at all stages of scholarly advancement, including interested nonacademics, are welcome to join.

To subscribe, either go to!forum/gltreebank while logged into your Google account, and select “Apply for membership” (you can change delivery options to a non-Gmail address once subscribed), or send a blank email to <> from the address you wish to use to send and receive email. Your membership will be approved as promptly as possible.

List managers:

  • Marja Vierros
  • Gabriel Bodard
  • Giuseppe Celano
  • Polina Yordanova

Doctoral studentship, Digital Grammar of Greek Documentary Papyri, Helsinki

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Posting for Marja Vierros. Full details and applications forms at University of Helsinki site.

Applications are invited for a doctoral student for a fixed term of up to 4 years, starting in the fall of 2018 to work in the University of Helsinki. The selected doctoral candidate will also need to apply for acceptance in the Doctoral Programme for Language Studies at the Faculty of Arts during the fall application period. The candidate’s main duties will consist of PhD studies and writing of a dissertation.

The doctoral candidate will study a topic of his/her choice within the historical development and linguistic variation of Greek in Egypt (e.g. certain morphosyntactic variation as a sign of bilingualism), by way of producing a selected, morphosyntactically annotated corpus of documentary papyri, according to Dependency Grammar. The candidate’s duties include participation in regular team meetings and presenting his/her research at seminars and academic conferences. The candidate is expected to also take part in designing the online portal that presents the results of the project.

The appointee to the position of doctoral student must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field and must subsequently be accepted as a doctoral candidate in the Doctoral Programme mentioned above. Experience in linguistic annotation, corpus linguistic methods or programming are an asset, but not a requirement. The appointee must have the ability to conduct independent scientific research. The candidate should have excellent analytical and methodological skills, and be able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary scientific community. The successful candidates are expected to have excellent skills in written and oral English. Skills in Finnish or Swedish are not required. Relocation costs can be negotiated and the director will offer help and information for the practicalities, if needed.