EANC Research Program

In 2008, EANC launched a program of Armenian corpus linguistics research, supervised by the EANC team, carried out by students and post-graduate students in Moscow and Yerevan , and supported by Corpus Technologies (Moscow). The program includes two components: dialectal research in Armenia and corpus-based grammatical research at Moscow State University.
Dialectal Corpora Project
Interviews and narratives in three dialects of Armenian are being collected and transcribed by three postgraduate students in Yerevan. The target size of each corpus is 15 hours of recordings or 100,000 tokens. The data will be lemmatized and made available for online search. A draft description will be produced for each of the dialects. The projects are coordinated by Anaïd Donabédian and Vartoushka Samuelian (INALCO, Paris), and Melada Aghabekian (Institute of Linguistics, Armenian Academy of Sciences), as well as by the linguistic team of the EANC project. The following three dialects are covered:
  • Arcvaberd dialect (Shamshadin, Tavush region) - Shushan Asilbekian, postgraduate student at the Institute of Linguistics, Armenian Academy of Sciences.
  • Shenavan dialect (Aparan, Aragatsotn region) - Garik Mkrtchian, postgraduate student at the Department of Philology of Yerevan State University.
  • Gusana dialect (Maralik, Shirak region) - Susanna Davtian, department of philology of Yerevan State University.

See some photos taken during the fieldtrip to Aparan in December 2008.
Grammatical Research
Several corpus-based research projects have been launched at Moscow State University under the supervision of the EANC linguistic team. The participants are:

Timofey Arkhangelskiy, mechanical mathematical faculty, MSU 
Oleg Beliayev, department of theoretical and applied linguistics, MSU 
Kirill Korchagin
Nelli Matevosyan, department of theoretical and applied linguistics, MSU 
Ksenija Semyonova, department of theoretical and applied linguistics, MSU 

For further details, see project summaries. Photos of the project participants are available in the Gallery.