Co-occurrence of modal markers a network analysis approach

1. Abstract

This proposal issues from a project on the diachrony of modality in Latin. The object of interest
is the co-occurrence of modal markers in a Latin corpus, with a focus on the syntactic structures or
linguistic elements with which they interact. I propose a quantitative and structural analysis of
this phenomenon by means of network analysis techniques. Despite the applications in humanities
and specifically in linguistics, few models have been designed in order to study targeted
linguistic elements in co-occurrence, and classical languages received even less attention.

The final goal of this proposal is to show how such intersections between computational methods
and theoretical linguistic matters would provide a new and deeper insight on both disciplines.

Paola Marongiu (, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland

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