GREED (GREEk Dialects)


  • The database (GreeD) is in progress since 2007, and consists of:
  • 400-hour-oral-recordings in dialects.
  • Archive of texts written in dialects.
  • 7 basic and more than 65 sub-categories of metadata encoded according to TEI (Text Encoding Initiative) in xml format.
  • Transcription of selected excerpts of the data archive.

DGDAM (a Tri-Dialectal Dictionary of the Asia Minor dialects of Pontus, Cappadocia and Aivali)

TDGDAM is a linguistically-sound tri-dialectal dictionary in electronic form. It focuses on the Greek dialects in Asia Minor (Pontic, Cappadocian, Aivaliot) within the framework of the THALIS program “Pontus, Cappadocia, Aivali: in search of Asia Minor Greek” (AMiGre). This multimedia tridialectal dictionary aims at: (a) providing a systematic and comprehensive study of these three linguistic systems of common origin and of parallel evolution that are faced with the threat of extinction; (b) digitizing, archiving and processing a wide range of oral and written data, thus providing the sustainability of this longwinded cultural heritage.  In this multimedia tridialectal dictionary, among other things (e.g. the dialectal area or the source where the lemma has been extracted from), users can have access to a graphic representation of each lemma in a conventionally-adopted character set, pronunciation, meaning, usages and other possible related lemmas. This type of dictionary constitutes an innovation not only for the Greek language and its dialects, but also for international standards in dialectal lexicography.

Database of Morilan project

This is the database of Morilan project, in the context of the linguistic examination of Greek dialects in contact with Italian and Turkish. The database is under construction and seeks extensive categorization and analysis of words in morphological terms, on the basis of the morphological process of their formation, the grammatical class, gender and inflectional class, among others.


Written Dialectal Data

The Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects possesses a well-classified archive of written material, which has been created by several research programs on Modern Greek dialects, and has been enriched with several donations by individuals, associations and other cultural bodies. The archive consists of:

  • Facsimiles of old newspapers published in dialects
  • Old books written in dialects
  • Dialectal dictionaries
  • Dialectal glossaries
  • Manuscripts written in dialects
  • Books on dialectology
  • Historical dictionaries
  • Books on local folklore
  • Historical books
  • Tales, stories, and myths written in dialects
  • Albums in dialects
  • Anthologies in dialects
  • Collection of personal stories
  • Novels in dialects
  • Periodicals in dialects

Oral collected data

The Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects possesses a database of rich oral dialectal data recorded by the laboratory staff, and other undergraduate and graduate students of the Linguistics Division of the Department of Philology, within the frame of several research programs on Modern Greek dialects. The database consists of recordings in:

  • The Dialect of Kydonies, Aivali and Moschonisi (55 hrs.)
  • The Dialect of Eastern Lesvos (45 hrs.)
  • Cappadocian (37 hrs.)
  • The Dialect of Patras (120 hrs.)
  • Grico (Grecia Salentina, 45 hrs.)
  • Kalymnian (10 hrs.)
  • The Dialect of Megara (10 hrs.)
  • Maniot (10 hrs.)
  • Turco-Cretan (12 hrs.)
  • The Dialect of Corfu (12 hrs.)
  • Ithacan Dialect (12 hrs.)
  • Koan Dialect (10 hrs.)
  • Dialects of Northern Greece (Chalkidike, Katerini, Kilkis, Western Thrace: 50 hrs.)
Laboratory of Modern Greek Dialects
University of Patras, University Campus
265 04 Rio Patras, GREECE
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