CRC 1412/1: Register Knowledge in Ancient Egypt (SP B03)


The project investigates register emergence and register knowledge in Ancient Egyptian, a language with great diachronic and synchronic variation, for which neither the differentiation between chronolects and registers nor the emergence of registers have been systematically studied. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches will be adopted, which complement one another with respect to revealing promising variables for register identification. The first approach is corpus-based and tackles the question from a quantitative perspective, testing particular morphosyntactic variables to establish register. The second, qualitative approach will investigate cases of purposeful variation and switching of registers in single texts as well as in series of texts which have supposedly either been written by the same person or form a coherent textual body, such as the wall inscriptions within one tomb.


Principal Investigators
Kammerzell, Frank Prof. Dr. (Details) (Archaeology and Cultural History of Northeastern Africa I)
Kutscher, Silvia Prof. Dr. (Details) (Theory and History of Multimodal Communication)

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2020
End date: 12/2023

Research Areas
Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, General and Comparative Linguistics, Typology, Non-European Languages, Historical Linguistics

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