Das deutsche LBC-Korpus (Lessico dei Beni Culturali)

  • Sabrina Ballestracci,
  • Claudia Buffagni,
  • Carolina Flinz,

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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Sabrina Ballestracci

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-0407-4405

Claudia Buffagni

University for Foreigners of Siena, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-0011-5858

Carolina Flinz

Università degli Studi di Milano , Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8973-2827

Sabrina Ballestracci is Associate Professor of German Language and Translation at the University of Florence. Her research topics include syntax and semantics of linkers, text linguistics, contrastive grammar and German as a foreign language. She has recently published: Punti di vista - punti di contatto. Studi di letteratura e linguistica tedesca, edited with Serena Grazzini (Florence, FUP, 2015) and Teoria e ricerca sull’apprendimento del tedesco L2. Manuale per insegnanti in formazione (Florence, FBD, 2017).

Claudia Buffagni is an associate professor in German Language and Translation at the Università per Stranieri of Siena. Her research area includes contrastive studies German-Italian, didactics of German as a Foreign language, language of German newspapers, Audiovisual Translation. Recent publications: with A. Birk, Germania periodica. Imparare il tedesco sui giornali (Pisa, 2008); with B. Garzelli and S. Zanotti (eds), The Translator as Author. Perspectives on Literary Translation (Berlin-New York, 2011); with A. Birk (eds), Linguistik und Sprachdidaktik im universitären DaF Unterricht (Münster, 2012); with B. Garzelli (eds.) Film Translation from East to West. Dubbing, subtitling and didactic practice (Bern, 2012); with S. Bruti and B. Garzelli Dalla voce al segno. Sottotitoli italiani di film d'autore in inglese, spagnolo e tedesco (Milan, 2017).

Carolina Flinz teaches German language at the University of Pisa. She is interested in lexicography, specialty languages and textual genres and is the author of: Piccolo dizionario DaF (tedesco-italiano) (Turin: Dell’Orso, 2013) et Projekt zur Erstellung eines Online-Fachwörterbuches der Linguistik (Deutsch-Italienisch) (Francfort-sur-le-Main: Peter Lang, 2015).
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  • Publication Year: 2024
  • eISBN: 979-12-215-0311-1
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  • Publication Year: 2024
  • eISBN: 979-12-215-0312-8
  • Content License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Das deutsche LBC-Korpus (Lessico dei Beni Culturali)


Sabrina Ballestracci, Claudia Buffagni, Carolina Flinz

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