Русский корпус «Лексика культурного наследия» (LBC)

  • Valentina Rossi,
  • Natalia Žukova,

The lemma gathers the essential entries in the field of artistic goods and includes place names and personal names strictly connected to Italian and Florentine art. It is a reference work, of great interest also for researchers of specialized vocabulary and extremely useful for translators and cultural operators.

The corpus used contains over a million words and constitutes, along with comparable corpora in French, German, Russian, English, and Spanish, the General LBC Corpus It is composed of texts of different types and genres from the Renaissance to the twentieth century and collects, alongside original language writings, also translations from other languages. It includes classic works dedicated to the Florentine and Italian artistic heritage, such as Giorgio Vasari's Vita and Benvenuto Cellini's Vite, technical texts like Andrea Palladio's I Quattro Libri dell'Architettura; famous historical-artistic writings by non-Italian authors, for example, Jacob Burckhardt's Geschichte der Renaissance in Italien or John Ruskin's Mornings in Florence, along with works by great writers dedicated to the Grand Tour in Italy, such as Stendhal's Promenade dans Rome, Goethe's Italienische Reise, etc. The list of sources used for each language is presented on the website.

By clicking on the words in the lemma, a window will open containing the list of concordances, as well as citations of the terms in the corpus sources, accompanied by an abbreviation that refers to the bibliographic indication of the originating text. The lemma includes about 2000 words of essential art lexicon and about 10,000 concordances that show their usage in context.

  • Keywords:
  • Multilingual Lexicon,
  • Cultural Heritage,
  • Lexicographic Research,
  • Corpus,
  • Digital Platform,
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Valentina Rossi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-9466-112X

Natalia Žukova

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-1176-1609

Valentina Rossi is a researcher of Russian Literature and a professor of Russian language and literature at the University of Florence. She graduated in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Pisa in 1988. She obtained the Diploma from the regular course (1988) and then from the advanced course (1991) at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Class of Letters and Philosophy). She is a member of the Association of Italian Slavicists (AIS). She is the author of essays and translations of both essayistic and literary texts from Russian to Italian, and she focuses on the history of 19th-century Russian literature as well as the theory and practice of translation.

Natalia Zhukova is a lecturer of Russian Language at the University of Florence. After completing her PhD at Moscow State University in 1993, specializing in Russian émigré literature, she worked at the same university as a teacher of Russian for foreigners. She has authored several publications dedicated to the teaching of Russian to foreigners and a monograph on the subject. More recently, she has been involved in the assimilation and translation into Russian of Giorgio Vasari's works between the 19th and 20th centuries, as part of the Cultural Heritage Lexicon project that involves various international universities.
  1. Billero R. (2020), Cultural Heritage Lexicon: A Case Study. In Ana Pano Alamán, Valeria Zotti, The language of art and culture heritage: a plurilingual and digital perspective, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 86-103.
  2. Billero R., Nicolás Martínez M.C. (2017), Nuove risorse per la ricerca del lessico del patrimonio culturale: corpora multilingue LBC. In CHIMERA Romance Corpora and Linguistic Studies, Madrid, UAM, 4.2, pp. 203-216.
  3. Billero R., Carpi E. (2018), Corpora e terminologia artistica: il caso del corpus spagnolo LBC. In CHIMERA Romance Corpora and Linguistic Studies, Madrid, UAM, 5, no. 1, pp. 85-91.
  4. Carpi E. (2017), El lenguaje para fines artísticos: traducciones de tondo al español. In Alejandro Curado (ed.), LSP in Multi-disciplinary contexts of Teaching and Research. Papers from the 16th International AELFE Conference, vol. 3, pp. 79–84. DOI: 10.29007/wx3m
  5. Farina A., Nicolás Martínez C., Billero R. (eds.) (2020), I Corpora LBC, Firenze University Press, Firenze.
  6. Farina A., Flinz C. (2020), Analisi comparativa dei corpora LBC. La visione del patrimonio fiorentino francese e tedesco: l'esempio del Duomo. In Fernando Funari, Annick Farina (eds.), Le présent dans le passé / Past in Present/ Il passato nel presente, Firenze University Press, Firenze.
  7. Farina A., Billero R. (2018), Comparaison de corpus de langue « naturelle » et de langue « de traduction » : les bases de données textuelles LBC, un outil essentiel pour la création de fiches lexicographiques bilingues, JADT’18 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data, UniversItalia, pp. 108-116.
  8. Farina A. (2016), Le portail lexicographique du Lessico plurilingue dei Beni Culturali, outil pour le professionnel, instrument de divulgation du savoir patrimonial et atelier didactique. In Publif@rum, n. 24, 2016.
  9. Garzaniti M. (2020), Il termine russo friag e le sue radici nelle relazioni culturali e artistiche fra la Russia e l’Italia. In Ana Pano Alamán, Valeria Zotti, The language of art and culture heritage: a plurilingual and digital perspective, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp 104-119.
  • Publication Year: 2024
  • eISBN: 979-12-215-0313-5
  • Content License: CC BY-SA 4.0
  • © 2024 Author(s)

  • Publication Year: 2024
  • eISBN: 979-12-215-0314-2
  • Content License: CC BY-SA 4.0
  • © 2024 Author(s)

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Русский корпус «Лексика культурного наследия» (LBC)


Valentina Rossi, Natalia Žukova

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