Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age


The aim of the project ‘Computerized Historical Linguistic Database of the Latin Inscriptions of the Imperial Age’ is to develop and digitally publish (at a comprehensive, computerized historical linguistic database that contains and manages the Vulgar Latin material of the Latin inscriptions found in the regions of the Roman Empire (Illyricum, Gallia, Britannia, Germania, Hispania, Italia, Africa, Roma and eastern provinces). This will allow for a more thorough study of the regional changes and differentiation of the Latin language of the Imperial Age in a wider sense and for a multilayer visualization of the discovered structures concerning linguistic geography. The project is going to be realized with the collaboration of the Latin Department of the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest and the Research Group for Latin Historical Linguistics and Dialectology (former ‘Momentum’ Research Group for Computational Latin Dialectology) of the ELKH (former MTA) Research Centre for Linguistics supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office NKFIH (former Hungarian Scientific Research Fund OTKA; no. K 135359 2020-2024, K 124170 2018-2021, K 108399 2014-2017, K 81864 2010-2013 and K 62032 2006-2009) and by the ‘Momentum’ Program of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2015-2020).

The basic concept of this project was elaborated by Prof. József Herman (1924-2005) in 1991

Questions or remarks concerning the project should be directed to Béla Adamik (