Project Description

Within the framework of the project WISSENSCHAFTLICHES PĀLI / SCHOLASTIC PĀLI, the characteristic words and expressions used in the formal argumentation structure in the dialectical text sections of the scientific Pāli will be identified and their special meaning and function as well as their distribution across different text genres to different chronological layers of the same text or to texts by different authors will be determined. The aim is to compile a catalogue of terms and formulas with a contextual presentation of the lemmas, together with example sentences - taken from the places where they were found - with translations and, if necessary, references to possible parallels in Sanskrit. The basis is all electronically recorded commentaries and sub-commentaries on canonical texts and manuals.