IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 619: More than Words: New Approaches to Historical Semantics, II

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Historisches Seminar, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Organisers:Tim Geelhaar, Historisches Seminar, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Roland Scheel, Skandinavisches Seminar, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Moderator/Chair:Roland Scheel, Skandinavisches Seminar, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Paper 619-aThe Vocabulary of Conversion in Carolingian Times
(Language: English)
Tim Geelhaar, Historisches Seminar, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Ecclesiastical History, Language and Literature - Latin, Political Thought
Paper 619-bLinguistic and Textual Variation for Register Profiling in Merovingian Hagiography
(Language: English)
Laura Linzmeier, Institut für Romanistik, Universität Regensburg
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Language and Literature - Latin, Literacy and Orality
Abstract

The label ‘historical semantics’ covers a large variety of methodological departures and procedures; they all aim at the analysis of the generation, transmission and development of meaning. Hitherto, studies in the development of semantic change on a word-level have only been possible on a micro-semantic level. During the last years, however, computational tools have been developed, which allow new approaches to the analysis and comparison of bigger text corpora. The papers presented in two sections sound out the potential of computerised historical semantics for social history, cultural history as well as the history of linguistics, ideas, and politics.