The main aim of the project is to provide a comprehensive description of the Greek language between 1100 and 1700. These dates are chosen because texts in the vernacular become available in significant quantity only in the 12th century, and, although there is no obvious point at which to locate the end of the "medieval" period, by the 18th century important cultural and political changes are afoot. The period constitutes a coherent whole in terms of the development of the Greek vernacular. The analysis will be based on as wide a corpus of vernacular texts as possible, including non-literary sources (documents, letters etc.) which have been largely ignored in past studies of Medieval Greek. In certain cases, early medieval texts (5th-11th century) will be taken into account, mainly to illuminate points of historical evolution or the earliest dating of phenomena.
From the project website (accessed 2019-05-30):
Grammar of Medieval Greek project
The University of Cambridge was awarded a substantial research grant by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to produce a systematic and comprehensive grammar of Medieval Greek. The project was funded for five years, from October 2004, and was based in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at Cambridge. The research programme was directed by Professor David Holton (principal investigator) and Professor Geoffrey Horrocks (Faculty of Classics).
Γραμματική της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής
Tο Πανεπιστήμιο του Cambridge επιχορηγήθηκε από το AHRB (Arts and Humanities Research Council) με σκοπό τη συγγραφή μιας συστηματικής και λεπτομερούς γραμματικής της Μεσαιωνικής Ελληνικής. Το μείζον αυτό ερευνητικό πρόγραμμα χρηματοδοτείται από τον Οκτώβριο του 2004 για πέντε χρόνια και στεγάζεται στη Σχολή Σύγχρονων και Μεσαιωνικών Γλωσσών του Πανεπιστημίου του Cambridge. Οι Επιστημονικοί υπεύθυνοι του προγράμματος είναι ο Prof. David Holton (κύριος υπεύθυνος) και ο Prof. Geoffrey Horrocks (Σχολή Κλασικών Σπουδών).