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Fochorpais

Mar chuid d’obair an Chorpais mhóir, tá deis ag foireann an Fhoclóra fochorpais a chur ar fáil ar líne, a chuimsíonn tréimhseachán, údair, nó tacar saindírithe téacsanna a mbeidh spéis ag an bpobal iontu.

Cuireadh corpas Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge ar fáil i 2016; is féidir ailt a léamh ansin ó phinn na n-údar iomráiteach a chuir bonn faoin iriseoireacht Ghaeilge agus a léiríonn a scríbhinní cuid mhór den smaointeoireacht a thug fuinneamh don Athbheochan. Cuireadh an corpas sin ar fáil le cuidiú ón Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, mar chuid de chomóradh céad bliain ó Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916.

Le cuidiú ón gComhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn, cuireadh Hidden Words/Focail Fholaithe ar fáil i 2014. Is togra é seo a thugann deis blaiseadh den saibhreas canúna agus teanga atá sa chnuasach a bhailigh Tomás de Bhaldraithe, Seosamh Ó Dálaigh, Séamas Ó Grianna agus eile. Léiríonn an togra seo tábhacht na teanga labhartha agus na gcanúintí don Fhoclóir Stairiúil.

Amach anseo, tá sé beartaithe corpas de litríocht agus de bhéaloideas an Bhlascaoid Mhóir a chur ar fáil, agus foclóir canúnach a réitigh an scríbhneoir iomráiteach, Máirtín Ó Cadhain.

Sub-corpora

In addition to the overall aim of building a representative historical corpus for the Irish language, Dictionary project staff have been able to deliver sub-corpora which encompass a sets of texts or vocabulary linked by a theme such as author, genre or subject matter of interest to readers.

The Irisleabhar na Gaedhilge corpus was published in 2016; here articles can be viewed and read from some of the most notable writers and thinkers who pioneered Irish writing and journalism in the Revival period. This corpus was delivered with the assistance of the Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht as part of the programme of commemoration of the centenary of the 1916 Rising.

With the assistance of the Irish Research Council the dialect dictionary Hidden Words/Focail Fholaithe was deliverd by the project in 2014. This sub-corpus affords a taste of the wealth of dialect language in collections made during the 20th century by Tomás de Bhaldraithe, Seosamh Ó Dálaigh and Séamas Ó Grianna, among others. ‘Focail Fholaithe’ is a demonstration of the importance of the Historical Dictionary’s role in preserving and interpreting these invaluable collections of language.

Future plans for sub-corpora include a corpus of the literature and lore of the Blaskets, Co. Kerry, and a hitherto unpublished dialectal dictionary prepared by the celebrated Connemara writer Máirtín Ó Cadhain.

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