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CLaSSES Corpus in LiLa

The Corpus for Latin Sociolinguistic Studies on Epigraphic textS (CLaSSES) is now connected to LiLa!

CLaSSES (Corpus for Latin Sociolinguistic Studies on Epigraphic textS) is a digital resource which gathers non-literary Latin texts (inscriptions, writing tablets, letters) of different periods and provinces of the Roman Empire. Each text is tagged with linguistic and extra-linguistic information that allows to analyze the spelling variations in Latin non-literary sources in the light of the sociolinguistic context of the Roman world.

CLaSSES was developed by the Dipartimento di Filologia, Letteratura e Linguistica of the University of Pisa (Italy) within the project Rappresentazioni linguistiche dell’identità. Modelli sociolinguistici e linguistica storica (PRIN2010, prot. 2010HXPFF2_001;

The RDF version of CLaSSES was linked to the LiLa Knowledge Base thanks to the collaboration between the University of Pisa and the CIRCSE Research Centre. It includes five sub-documents:

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