Armenian through the Ages: Linguistic and Philological Perspectives

NAASR Nubar Pasha Fund for Armenian Studies (Faculty of Oriental Studies Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research University of Oxford University of Oxford Calouste Gulbenkian Chair in Armenian Studies Wolfson College

Armenian through the Ages: Linguistic and Philological Perspectives
Friday, January 22, 2021 at 9:00am GMT / 4:00am Eastern
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CONFERENCE PROGRAM
9.00 Opening Remarks

PANEL 1 Chair: Theo Maarten van Lint, University of Oxford
9.10 Arman Shokhiyan (University of Nottingham)
The Vocabulary of Sacrifice in the Armenian Bible: Translating Greek Θυσία and προσφορά
9.20 Clara Sanvito (Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso, Madrid)
Շքակոխեմ: a hapax in the Epideixis by St. Irenaeus of Lyons
9.30 Sara Scarpellini (Université de Genève)
La traduction arménienne des Actes apocryphes de Pierre et Paul : observations philologico-
linguistiques
9.40 Federico Alpi (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia; Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose, Bologna)
Notes on the textual transmission of Kirakos Ganjakecՙi’s History
9.50 Discussion

PANEL 2 Chair: Robin Meyer, Université de Lausanne
10.10 Chahan Vidal-Gorène (École Nationale des Chartes-PSL) and Bastien Kindt (UC Louvain)
Digital Perspectives for Texts Written in Ancient Armenian
10.20 Rasmus Thorsø (Leiden University)
Early Armenian-Kartvelian word exchange
10.30 Ovsanna Khachatryan (Matenadaran, Erevan)
The Genre of the Grarajk in Armenian Manuscripts
10.40 Discussion

11.00 Pause

PANEL 3 Chair: Irene Tinti, Université de Genève
11.20 Hasmik Sargsyan (J.W. Goethe-University Frankfurt)
The indefinite article in early and pre-Modern Eastern Armenian (MEA) texts
11.30 Hasmik Iritsyan (Matenadaran, Erevan)
The Manuscript “Word-Study of the Secular Language” (Ms M 2878): Gabriel Ayvazyan
11.40 Katherine Hodgson (University of Cambridge)
Grammaticalization of the definite article in Armenian
11.50 Samuel Chakmakjian (INALCO Paris)
Western Armenian Subordination and Language Contact: A Preliminary Study
12.00 Discussion

12.20 Lunch Break

PANEL 4 Chair: Robin Meyer, Université de Lausanne
14.00 Anna Rogozhina (HSE Moscow)
The Anonymous Saint in the Armenian tradition: ‘a Voluntary Pauper’ or ‘a Man of
God’?
14.10 Hana Aghababian (Cornell University)
Classical Armenian Deixis: Issues of Translation
14.20 George Balabanian (University of Pennsylvania)
A Co-phonological Approach to Persian Loanwords within Armenian Phonology
14.30 Alex MacFarlane (University of Michigan)
Kafas about Alexander the Great: A Corpus of Middle Armenian
14.40 Discussion

PANEL 5 Chair: Irene Tinti, Université de Genève
15.00 Victoria Khurshudyan and Anaïd Donabedian (INALCO Paris)
Cleft Constructions in Modern Armenian
15.10 Omar Alomoush (Tafila Technical University, Jordan)
Armenian in the Jordanian Linguistic Landscape: Marginalisation and Revitalisation
15.20 Carla Kekejian (University of Utah)
Language and Power: An Analysis of Harsneren
15.30 Discussion

15.50 Final Remarks

16.00 End of Proceedings

ORGANIZERS
The Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at the University of Oxford
Wolfson College

CO-SPONSORS
Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research
National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR)
Nubar Pasha Fund for Armenian Studies (Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oxford)


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