Bulgarian dialectology as a living tradition

This project features transcriptions, translations, and a linguistic analysis of conversations with people from rural Bulgaria collected in the field during the 1990's and 2000's. Excerpts from the conversations are transcribed, along with full linguistic glosses. Users can also listen to and download mp3's of the source data. Salient dialectal traits are highlighted, and texts are also tagged for salient cultural traits. All word forms from the conversations have been aggregated into a glossary, and maps showing the distribution of linguistic and cultural traits are available.

The site is still under development, and is limited to collaborators only until the texts are finalized.


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Kinds of collaborators
Individual/small group
Graduate students
Help description
The project seeks contributors who can enter transcribed texts into Drupal, as well as contributors who can assign standard Bulgarian forms to the dialectal forms included in the database. Knowledge of Bulgarian is required. This project does not currently have grant funding to compensate data entry assistance.
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