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Indogermanische Forschungen

Zeitschrift für Indogermanistik und historische Sprachwissenschaft / Journal of Indo-European Studies and Historical Linguistics

Ed. by Fortson, Benjamin W. / Keydana, Götz / Rieken, Elisabeth / Widmer, Paul


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Volume 121, Issue 1

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Repetition Analysis Function (ReAF) II

Thomas Jügel
Published Online: 2016-10-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/if-2016-0001

Abstract

Up to this point, most editions of Avestan texts have been concerned with interpreting the text. Although repetitions and abbreviations were known, they were often ignored since they did not offer new insight into the understanding of the meanings of words. The present study takes the opposite approach. Ignoring the meaning of the text (at first), it tries to detect the compositional structure of the Yasna ceremony by concentrating on formal matters such as specific closing sections, frames, etc. In a second step, the content is considered in order to offer interpretations for the compositional structure. In ReAF I (Jügel 2015), information on the technical and theoretical background of the tool “Repetition Analysis Function” (ReAF) was given and textual units were identified. In ReAF II, the results of the ReAF for the Yasna ceremony as it appears in the manuscript J2 will be presented in detail. Furthermore, I will offer an interpretation of how to transfer the structural results to an analysis of the compositional structure of the Yasna. This also allows for the formulation of assumptions on the ceremonial structure.

Keywords: Digital Humanities; Repetitions; Text mining; Avestan; Zoroastrianism; Zoroastrian ceremonies; Text structure; Manuscripts; Stemmatology

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Published Online: 2016-10-24

Published in Print: 2016-11-01


Citation Information: Indogermanische Forschungen, Volume 121, Issue 1, Pages 1–38, ISSN (Online) 1613-0405, ISSN (Print) 0019-7262, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/if-2016-0001.

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