Activities of DDGLC


The project was inaugurated with the International Conference on Linguistic Borrowing into Coptic (Leipzig, 26-28 April 2010), which brought together Copticists and general linguists, especially experts on contact linguistics and typolo­gists. The goal of this meeting was twofold: on one hand, to make linguists aware of a case of extensive and well-attested lexical borrowing in a situation of stable bilingualism, and on the other, to make Copticists aware of current empirical and theoretical research in language contact and borrowing.


The 'DDGLC Explorations in Coptology' is a series of presentations that are organized by the DDGLC project, given mainly by visiting researchers as well as project members.

1st Survey:
Dr. Malcolm Choat (Macquarie University, Dept. of Ancient History)
Papyrus Macquarie 1: A New Coptic Handbook of Ritual Power

Thursday, 15 July 2010, 4 p.m., DDGLC office, Dittrichring 5-7, Room 3.03

2nd Survey:
PD Dr. Tonio Sebastian Richter (Heidelberg Uni­versity / University of Leipzig)
Coptic Medicine. 60 Years after Till

Thursday 7 October 2010, 3.15 pm, Dittrichring 5-7, 04109, Leipzig, DDGLC office, room 3.03

3rd Survey:
Dr. Magdalena Kuhn (University of Leiden)
Rhyme and Musical Patterns in Coptic Hymns

Friday 3 December 2010, 3.15 pm, Dittrichring 5-7, 04109 Leipzig, DDGLC office, Room 3.03

4th Survey:
Joost Hagen, M.A. (University of Leiden/ DDGLC)
No longer 'Slavonic only'. A Coptic Manuscript of 2 Enoch from Qasr Ibrim (Lower Nubia)

Friday 8 April 2011, 3.15 pm, Dittrichring 7, 04109 Leipzig, DDGLC office, room 3.03

5th Survey:
Dr. habil. Anne Boud'hors (CNRS Paris)
1) A propos d'une attestation de ⲕⲁⲕⲉⲓⲛⲕⲁⲕⲱⲥ dans le Canon 8 de Chénouté
2) ⲕⲁⲓⲅⲁⲣ in Theban documents

Friday 23 September 2011, 4.15 pm, Ritterstr. 12, 04109 Leipzig, DDGLC office, room 302

6th Survey:
Dr. Eitan Grossman (Hebrew University)
Rethinking loanword integration, using compar­ative concepts and descriptive categories

Wednesday 19 October, 4 pm, Ritterstr. 12, 04109 Leipzig, DDGLC office, room 302

Lectures by DDGLC members

International conference:
Perspektiven einer corpusbasierten historischen Linguistik und Philologie
12 - 13 December 2011, Akademiegebäude am Gendarmenmarkt, Einstein-Saal, Jägerstrasse 22/23, 10117 Berlin

Tonio Sebastian Richter / Katrin John / Vincent Walter: Kontaktinduzierter Sprachwandel im Ägyp­tisch-Koptischen. Lehnwort-Lexikographie im Projekt Database and Dictionary of Greek Loanwords in Coptic (DDGLC)
Tuesday 13 December 2011, 11.45 am

Akademie-Kolloquium der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig:
Das Ägyptische im Schmelztiegel des Hellenismus: Griechische Wörter in ägyptischen Sätzen, ägyptische Laute in griechischer Schrift.
Friday 26 November 2010, 11.15 am, Karl-Tauchnitz- Str. 1, 04107 Leipzig

Mathew Almond (DDGLC): Greek in Egypt: Cultural and Linguistic Change (Vortrag in englischer Sprache)

PD Dr. Sebastian Richter (Universität Heidelberg/ DDGLC): Die Neuverschriftung des Ägyptischen: Vom hieroglyphenbasierten Schriftsystem zum koptischen Alphabet