Multiple encoding in genetic editions: the case of "Faust"

  • The aim of the present paper is to show how, and to what extent, the standards of critical genetic editions as applied to Goethe's Faust can be attained within a TEI framework. It proposes and argues for the introduction of two separate transcripts: documentary and textual. Despite the apparent disadvantages of multiple encoding, this approach recommends itself for practical reasons (e.g., avoidance of overlapping hierarchies), and it conveniently reflects the idea that any written document must be considered a material object on the one hand and a medium of textual transmission on the other. In the course of the paper, some aspects and problems of chapter 11 of version 2.0.0 of TEI P5 (the definition and use of the elements <line> and <mod> and related issues) will be discussed.

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Author:Gerrit Brüning, Katrin Henzel, Dietmar Pravida
Parent Title (English):Journal of the Text Encoding Initiative
Publisher:TEI Consortium
Place of publication:[S.l.]
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2013/03/08
Date of first Publication:2013/03/08
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2013/06/13
Tag:diplomatic transcript; genetic encoding; manuscript transcription; multiple encoding; overlapping hierarchies; physical structure vs. textual structure
Page Number:12
Copyright TEI Consortium 2013 (Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License)
Institutes:Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften / Sprachwissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
4 Sprache / 43 Deutsch, germanische Sprachen allgemein / 430 Germanische Sprachen; Deutsch
8 Literatur / 83 Deutsche und verwandte Literaturen / 830 Literaturen germanischer Sprachen; Deutsche Literatur
Germanistik / GiNDok
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Keine Bearbeitung