Jana Beck


I am currently in the process of getting a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. The focus of my Ph.D. research is change in the syntax of Greek (mainly focusing on change between Homeric Greek and post-Classical New Testament and Hellenistic Greek). Towards this end I am in the process of building a syntactically parsed corpus of Greek (built from the texts made freely available by the Perseus Digital Library). The corpus is described in more detail on my website: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~janabeck/greek-corpora.html. Because of my experience starting to build a corpus, I have developed interests in the digital humanities, and I’m working towards learning more about various technologies (including XML, TEI, writing schemas with RELAX NG to automatically check the syntactic annotation in my corpus, database design to integrate different levels of annotation in my corpus) that could prove useful as my corpus project expands.