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Humanist Archives: Sept. 1, 2022, 5:55 a.m. Humanist 36.148 - an annotated Latin corpus

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 148.
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        Date: 2022-08-30 06:42:23+00:00
        From: DELL'ORO Francesca <>
        Subject: An open resource for studying modality in diachrony: release of the WoPoss Latin corpus and its user-friendly search interface

Dear all,

We are happy to inform you that we have recently released a sample of the WoPoss
corpus – an annotated corpus for the investigation of the diachrony of modality
in Latin – together with a user-friendly interface to query it.

WoPoss – A World of Possibilities. Modal pathways over an extra-long period of
time: the diachrony of modality in the Latin language – is a project that aims
at setting up and annotating in a fine-grained way a balanced corpus of Latin
texts from the 3rd c. BCE to the 7th c. CE in order to investigate the evolution
of lexical and morphological modal markers according to dedicated

A sample of the annotated corpus is now available and the modal passages can be
queried at<>

More annotated texts will be added in the next few months. If you have any
query, we are happy to answer.

WoPoss is a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (project no.

Best wishes,

Francesca Dell’Oro for the whole WoPoss team
[Université de Neuchâtel]<>[Facebook]<https://www.facebook.
name>   Francesca Dell'Oro
Professeure assistante
Institut des Sciences du Langage
Université de Neuchâtel
Bureau 106
Pierre-à-Mazel 7
CH-2000 Neuchâtel
Tél. +41 32 718 1772<>

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