Student working on a research project.

A Concordance Of Indo-Persian Vocabularies

Students are sought who can transcribe Indo-Persian printed texts and manuscripts as computer text files. PDFs of the source materials will be provided to the student who will type out the source materials as RTF documents. These text files will be used to prepare a dynamic concordance that lists the terms that appear in these texts with the keywords appearing in context. The successful applicant will receive training in transcribing Indo-Persian texts and basic techniques of lexicography (compiling dictionaries). Some background in computer programming is preferred but not required.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Linguistics, Computer Science, Digital Humanities, Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, Historical Linguistics
Student Skill-Set Needed: Working knowledge of Persian AND either Urdu or Arabic; ability to read handwritten Perso-Arabic script; willingness to learn typing in Perso-Arabic script
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Walter Hakala
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Asian Studies
Office: 727 Clemens Hall
Phone: 716-645-3419