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The Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) is the institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) responsible for the development of the Historical Dictionary of the Italian language. The OVI Insitute is located in Florence, at the Accademia della Crusca.

The OVI is a founding member of the European Federation of National Language Institutions (EFNIL), of the Center for Historical and Theoretical Linguistics: Italian, European Languages, Oriental Languages (CLIEO), and of the Italian node of the European Research Infrastructure Consortium DARIAH-ERIC (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) – DARIAH-IT.

At present, the OVI’s activities are centered on the development and online publication of the Tesoro della Lingua Italiana delle Origini (TLIO) – the first historical dictionary of early Italian, which is also the first section of the Historical Dictionary of the Italian language – and of the textual corpus of early Italian. It also develops and provides scholars with advanced lexicographic software.

It has collaborative relationships with Italian and foreign universities and colleges, research centers, public and private bodies, and publishing houses for research and training activities on Italian language and texts.

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UPDATE FROM TLIO

28-03-2020 NEWS

With the latest update of March 27, the TLIO exceeded 37,800 online entries (37,864, to be more precise). Our thanks go to the whole team who did not give up despite all the challenges and difficulti[...]

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SHUTDOWN OF THE OVI HEADQUARTERS

23-03-2020 NEWS

According to the last government decree (DPCM 01.04.2020), the Villa di Castello caretaker’sservice has been interrupted by the Accademia della Crusca from today until April, 13. Therefore the [...]

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THE NEW BTV IS AVAILABLE ONLINE

14-03-2020 NEWS

The current health emergency has not stopped our computer experts: the new version of the BTV (Bibliography of Vernacular Texts) is now accessible both from the specific links on the OVI website and f[...]

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POSTPONEMENT GIULIO VACCARO’S LESSON O…

14-03-2020 NEWS

Giulio Vaccaro’s lesson (Una sombra ya pronto serás, ovvero la (s)fortuna degli iberisimi in italiano (antico)) at the ND-OVI Seminar Linguistic Developments and Literary Traditions in 13th- and 1[...]

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RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS TO THE OVI HEADQU…

06-03-2020 NEWS

According to the note of the CNR Direzione Generale, issued on the evening of Thursday March, 5 2020, we inform you that until April, 3 (and unless further notice is given) access to the OVI headquar[...]

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UPDATED VERSIONS OF OVI CORPUS

13-02-2020 NEWS

Updated versions of the OVI Corpus, the Corpus TLIO per il vocabolario, and the OVI Corpus OVI dell’italiano antico have been released: they are aligned with the new structure developed in the CoVo [...]

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UPDATE FROM TLIO

12-02-2020 NEWS

With the latest update of February 7, TLIO has exceeded 37,500 online entries (exactly 37,575). At the same time around 970 online entries are updated, according to the conversion in the XML format w[...]

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IN MEMORIAM FOR DOMENICO IORIO-FILI

27-01-2020 NEWS

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and colleague, Domenico Iorio-Fili, passed away yesterday, January 25. He was a wonderful colleague and exceptional scholar. The OVI[...]

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LAUNCH OF ND-OVI VIDEOCONFERENCE SEMINAR…

15-01-2020 NEWS

Starting on Wednesday, March 4, the Center for Italian Studies of the University of Notre Dame and the OVI will host a fifth series of seminars entitled Linguistic Developments and Literary Traditions[...]

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tel. +39 055 452841 - fax +39 055 452843
e-mail direttore @ ovi.cnr.it; ovi @ pec.cnr.it