Session Title

Hispano-Romance Historical Linguistics and Lexicography: A Tribute to John J. Nitti II

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies (HSMS)

Organizer Name

Pablo Pastrana-Pérez

Organizer Affiliation

Western Michigan Univ.

Presider Name

Cynthia Kauffeld

Presider Affiliation

Macalester College

Paper Title 1

Los arabismos léxicos en el Libro de agricultura (1513-1539)

Presenter 1 Name

Patricia Giménez-Eguíbar

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Western Oregon Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Corpus of Hugo de Urries, Enrique de Villena, and Juan Alfonso de Zamora: An Early Fifteenth-Century Treasure Trove of Learned Neologisms

Presenter 2 Name

Stephen Johnson

Presenter 2 Affiliation

York School

Paper Title 3

Early Christian Rhetoric and the Spanish Hellenisms

Presenter 3 Name

Guillermo Miguel Morales-Jodra

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Temple Univ./Univ. di Bologna

Paper Title 4

De nuevo sobre el testimonio contenido en el manuscrito 10051 de la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid

Presenter 4 Name

Maria Nieves Sánchez González de Herrero; Maria Concepción Vázquez de Benito

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison; Univ. de Salamanca

Start Date

12-5-2018 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2016

Description

John J. Nitti, Emeritus Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and honorary member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, is a world renown pioneer in the use of computers in lexicography and linguistic research. After his first major grant from the NEH in 1972, he founded the Old Spanish Dictionary project, in which dozens of graduate students in Romance Linguistics worked for thirty years under his careful supervision. With help from his mentor, Lloyd Kasten, John J. Nitti was also the driving force behind the creation of the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies in 1975, which has been publishing countless paleographic transcriptions of Old Spanish texts ever since. The HSMS, now under the auspices of the Hispanic Society of America in New York City, continues to be an important publisher of innovative research in Ibero-Medieval studies. Nitti is also responsible for the creation of the Bibliography of Old Spanish Texts, or BOOST, which has been much expanded into PhiloBiblon since its move to the University of California-Berkeley. Aside for his colossal contribution in the early application of computers to the Humanities, Nitti's numerous publications, which includesThe Electronic Texts and Concordances of Medieval Navarro-Aragonese Manuscripts (1997) and the Dictionario de la prosa castellana del Rey Alfonso X (2002), have become indispensable research tools for scholars the world over. This is one of two sessions in honor of John J. Nitti, which seek to bring together innovative research on any aspect of Hispano-Romance historical linguistics and lexicography.

Pablo M. Pastrana-Pérez

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May 12th, 3:30 PM

Hispano-Romance Historical Linguistics and Lexicography: A Tribute to John J. Nitti II

Fetzer 2016

John J. Nitti, Emeritus Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and honorary member of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language, is a world renown pioneer in the use of computers in lexicography and linguistic research. After his first major grant from the NEH in 1972, he founded the Old Spanish Dictionary project, in which dozens of graduate students in Romance Linguistics worked for thirty years under his careful supervision. With help from his mentor, Lloyd Kasten, John J. Nitti was also the driving force behind the creation of the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies in 1975, which has been publishing countless paleographic transcriptions of Old Spanish texts ever since. The HSMS, now under the auspices of the Hispanic Society of America in New York City, continues to be an important publisher of innovative research in Ibero-Medieval studies. Nitti is also responsible for the creation of the Bibliography of Old Spanish Texts, or BOOST, which has been much expanded into PhiloBiblon since its move to the University of California-Berkeley. Aside for his colossal contribution in the early application of computers to the Humanities, Nitti's numerous publications, which includesThe Electronic Texts and Concordances of Medieval Navarro-Aragonese Manuscripts (1997) and the Dictionario de la prosa castellana del Rey Alfonso X (2002), have become indispensable research tools for scholars the world over. This is one of two sessions in honor of John J. Nitti, which seek to bring together innovative research on any aspect of Hispano-Romance historical linguistics and lexicography.

Pablo M. Pastrana-Pérez