• 20. May 2011

    DFG-Project Registers in Contact (RegiCo)


Presentation of the DFG-funded project „Registers in Contact“ (RegiCo) and exchange of experience in the areas of scientific discourse, creation of diachronic corpora and methods of exploitation.

Project description In this project we investigate the principles of register formation and the diachronic development of scientific registers in highly specialized domains. The current subject of investigation is SciTex (English Scientific Text Corpus), which includes DaSciTex (Darmstadt Scientific Text Corpus), the synchronic corpus of English scientific texts from the early 2000’s, and SaSciTex (Saarbrücken Scientific Text Corpus), which represents a diachronic expansion of DaSciTex and will include scientific texts from the 1960/70’s. The main goals of the project are

  • to build and analyse a diachronic corpus of scientific English
  • to develop register profiles of selected scientific domains
  • to develop a corpus-based methodology for the linguistic description of emerging registers.

Invited Speaker

  • Sabine Bartsch TU Darmstadt, Institut für Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft


10:30 - 10:45

Elke Teich

Welcome words

10:45 - 11:30

Ekaterina Lapshinova + Stefania Degaetano

Introduction: background, motivation and aims

11:30 - 12:15

Hannah Kermes

Encoding of the SciTex corpus

12:15 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:15

Ekaterina Lapshinova + Stefania Degaetano        

Preliminary results 

14:15 - 15.15

S. Bartsch

Modelling historical scientific registers

15:15 - 15:30

Coffee break

15:30 - 16:30

Discussion and envoi