First International Workshop on Computational Latin Dialectology



April 7–8, 2016


Conference Room

Research Institute for Linguistics (RIL), Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS)

Benczúr utca 33.

1068 Budapest





Thursday, April, 7, 2016

9.00 - 9.15

Bakró-Nagy, Marianne (Chair, Department of Finno-Ugristics and Historical Linguistics, RIL/HAS, Budapest) and Adamik, Béla (LRGCLD[1], RIL/HAS, Budapest)


Chair: Kiss, Sándor (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


9.15 – 10.00

Adamik, Béla (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS, Budapest) - Potential Greek influence on the Vulgar Latin sound change [b] > [β]: Dialectological evidence from inscriptions


10.00 – 10.45

Kunčer, Dragana (The Institute of History, Belgrade) - The Tabella plumbea Traguriensis as evidence for spoken Latin in Dalmatia in the 6th century


10.45 – 11.00 Coffee break



Chair: Adamik, Tamás (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


11.00 – 11.45

Urbanová, Daniela (Masaryk University Brno) - Latin Curse Texts: Mediterranean Tradition and Local Diversity


11.45 – 12.30

Barta, Andrea (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS, Budapest) - A Letter to the Netherworld. The Third Curse Tablet from Aquincum



Friday, April 8, 2016



Chair: Adamik, Tamás (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


9.00 – 9.45

Tantimonaco, Silvia (Universitat de Barcelona) - Applied Computational Latin Dialectology: first results from the Conventus Pacensis (South Portugal). Continuity and linguistic innovation.


9.45 – 10.30

Gaspar, Catarina (Universidade de Lisboa) - Constructing, deconstructing and understanding: The Paleo-Christian corpora and Latin dialectology


10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break



Chair: Kiss, Sándor (Eötvös Loránd University Budapest)


10.45 – 11.30

Gonda, Attila (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS, Budapest) - The Aquincum–Salona–Aquileia Triangle: Latin language in the Alps–Danube–Adria region



11.30 – 12.30

Adamik, Béla (LRGCLD, RIL/HAS, Budapest): Demonstration of the Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of the Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age and the database works in active collaboration with the data collectors Markéta Melounová PhD, Natália Gachallová MA, Pavel Ševčík MA, Tereza Ševčíková MA, Radek Černoch MA and Tomáš Weissar BA  from the Department of Classical Studies, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, Brno.


Please find the programme with abstracts here.


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This Workshop has been organized in the framework of the project entitled “Lendület (‘Momentum’) Research Group for Computational Latin Dialectology” (Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, cf. and of the project OTKA (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund) No. K 108399 entitled “Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age” (Eötvös Loránd University  Budapest).







[1] LRGCLD = Lendület Research Group for Computational Latin Dialectology