Project information

This is the website of the project to create electronic lexicographic resources for Ossetic led by faculty members and students of the Department of Iranian Languages of the Institute of Linguistics RAS and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Currently, our main aim is the creation of an electronic and bilingual edition of the Historical-Etymological Dictionary of Ossetic by Vasiliy I. Abaev.

Citing the project

Please cite this publication when referring to the project or the electronic dictionary:

Belyaev, Oleg, Irina Khomchenkova, Julia Sinitsyna, Vadim Dyachkov. Digitizing print dictionaries using TEI: The Abaev Dictionary Project // IWCLUL 2021: The Seventh International Workshop on Computational Linguistics of Uralic Languages. Proceedings of the Workshop. Stroudsburg, USA: Association for Computational Linguistics, 2021. P. 12–19.

External support

The electronic dictionary and the translation of vols. 3 and 4 are supported by the Russian Science Foundation project no. 22-28-01639, https://rscf.ru/project/22-28-01639/.

We express special gratitude to Amirkhan Torchinov, who was the original initiator of this project and continues to provide invaluable support. We are also grateful to the Ossetian community of Moscow for supporting the translation of volumes 1 and 2, as well as help in publishing their English version; specifically, we would like to thank Alexander Totoonov, Valery Dzgoev, Oleg Pukhov, Vladislav Khabliev, Ruslan Bestolov, Vitaly Daurov, Igor Dzutsev, Marina Kabolova, Vladimir Tuganov, Zoinbek Abaev, Victor Dzhioev, Vladimir Baroev and Boris Bazaev.

Project leader

  • Oleg Belyaev

    Head of department of Iranian languages, IL RAS; associate professor, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Lomonosov MSU. Specialist on Ossetic, East Caucasian, linguistic typology, formal syntax, one of the developers of the Ossetic National Corpus and other linguistic databases. Leader of the RSF project no. 22-28-01639.

Team

  • Irina Khomchenkova

    Graduate student, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Lomonosov MSU; research fellow, Vinogradov Russian Language Institute RAS; junior research fellow, IL RAS (funded by RSF grant no. 22-28-01639). Interests: Ossetic grammar and lexicon, morphology and syntax of Uralic, typology of comitative constructions, lexical typology.
  • Julia Sinitsyna

    Graduate student, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Lomonosov MSU; junior research fellow, IL RAS (funded by RSF project no. 22-28-01639). Interests: Ossetic grammar and lexicon, morphology and syntax of Uralic, typology of comparative constructions, lexical typology.
  • Vadim Dyachkov

    Research fellow, Department of Applied Linguistics, IL RAS, project member of RSF grant no. 22-28-01639. Interests: Ossetic grammar and lexicon, morphology and syntax of African languages, syntax of adjectives.
  • Anna Byzova

    Student, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Lomonosov MSU. Interests: Ossetic grammar and lexicon, syntax of Uralic, syntax of unmarked NP dependents.
  • Artem Badeev

    Student, IOCS, HSE University; research assistant, Department of Iranian Languages, IL RAS. Interests: historical morphology of Iranian languages.
  • Yury Makarov

    Student, School of Linguistics, HSE University; research assistant, Department of Linguistic Typology, IL RAS. Administrator of the dictionary website. Interests: phonetics, phonological typology, Pamir languages.