A corpus of Iron Ossetic 
(in collaboration with Oleg Belyaev, Julia Mazurova, Zalina Kusaeva, Madina Darchieva, and Michael Daniel)

The aim of this project is the creation of a representative corpus of contemporary Iron Ossetic, which would consist of both written and spoken texts. Written texts are taken from Ossetic literature from the 20th century and comprise five million tokens; they will be automatically morphologically parsed (without resolving ambiguity) and integrated with the engine of the Eastern Armenian National Corpus for allowing powerful searching and indexing capabilities.

The spoken corpus is to follow the same routine as the corpus of Iron spoken texts that we have compiled in 2009-2010. That is, texts are analyzed and double-checked in SIL FieldWorks Language Explorer (FLEx) in both Russian and English, and then uploaded together with corresponding audio files to the Internet for everyone to access.

The project is supported by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (program "Corpus linguistics") and by the Russian Foundation of Basic Research, grant No. 11-06-00512-a.

For more details see the project website.

Grammar of the Ossetic language
(in collaboration with Oleg Belyaev, Julia Mazurova, Natalia Serdobolskaja, Madina Darchieva)