The University of Valencia signs an agreement with Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua to facilitate the transfer of works edited by the Publications Service of the University to the CIVAL
- Publications Service
- May 26th, 2021
The agreement establishes the framework of collaboration between both entities and makes the transfer of works edited by the Publications Service of the University to the CIVAL (Computerised Corpus of Valencian) easier, which will contribute to documenting the use of Valencian over time.
The principal of the University of Valencia, M. Vicenta Mestre, and the president of Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua (AVL), Ramon Ferrer, signed the collaboration agreement between both institutions, which will facilitate the transfer of works edited by the Publications Service of the University to the CIVAL.
With the aim of providing exhaustive documentation to all those dedicated to researching the history, culture and language of the Valencian people, in 2015 Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua (AVL) launched the CIVAL (Computerised Corpus of Valencian), an extensive database aimed to promote knowledge of Valencian, from the lexicographical, grammatical and onomastic points of view.
In this regard, the works provided by the University of Valencia will be included in the computer application CIVAL for research and scientific purposes. They will also be available on the institution’s website to be consulted by the general public.
The signing of the agreement, which took place at the Cultural Centre La Nau, was attended by the vice-principal for Culture and Sport of the University of Valencia, Ester Alba; the vice-president of AVL, Joan Rafael Ramos; and the secretary of AVL, Verònica Cantó. With this flourish, the UV commits to periodically transfering files in electronic format of the publications edited by PUV, in accordance with the transfer of rights contracts that allow it, while the AVL commits to maintaining a series of security measures for these works.
Currently, the CIVAL has more than twelve thousand documents dating from 1257 (Libro del Reparto de Jaume I is the oldest work) to the present day, and is constantly growing. The extensive collection of texts is useful to provide an X-ray of the various uses of Valencian and its evolution over time, making it a very beneficial platform for all language scholars, who will have access to documentary sources and will be able to draw contrasted and reliable conclusions.
The CIVAL is available at the following website: http://cival.avl.gva.es/cival/buscador.jsp