Publications et communications de Stéphane Polis

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Thèses et mémoires

Thèses de doctorat

Polis, S. (2009). Étude de la modalité en néo-égyptien. Unpublished doctoral thesis, Université de Liège, ​​Belgique.
Jury: Winand, J. (Promotor), Malaise, M., Klinkenberg, J.-M., Loprieno, A., & Vernus, P.
Cette thèse constitue la première étude générale de la modalité en néo-égyptien. Le chapitre introductif (p. 5-43) est consacré [1] à la définition de ce premier état de langue de l’égyptien de la seconde ...

Mémoires de second cycle (licence, master, DES, DEA)

Polis, S. (2005). Trois questions de linguistique égyptienne: Mode, modalité et futur en néo-égyptien. Unpublished DEA/DES thesis, Université de Liège, ​​Belgique.
Jury: Winand, J. (Promotor), Swiggers, P., & Kefer, M.
Trois étude de linguistique égyptienne intitulée respectivement: [1] "Réflexions critiques sur l'étude de la modalité en égyptien ancien", [2] "Recherche sur les relations entre futur et modalité en néo ...
Polis, S. (2004). Prolégomènes à une étude de la modalité en néo-égyptien. Unpublished master thesis, Université de Liège, ​​Belgique.
Jury: Winand, J. (Promotor), Laboury, D., & Malaise, M.
Polis, S. (2002). Martial : Livre 7. Édition - traduction - commentaire. Unpublished master thesis, Université de Liège, ​​Belgique.
Jury: Dubuisson, M. (Promotor), Rochette, B., & Somville, P.

Publications

A. Livres

Direction et/ou édition d'ouvrages collectifs (y compris actes de réunions scientifiques, numéros spéciaux de revues)

Polis, S. (Ed.). (2022). Guide des écritures d’Égypte antique. Le Caire, Égypte: Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale.
Depuis les premières manifestations de l’écriture, aux alentours de 3150 avant notre ère, jusqu’à l’arrivée de l’arabe, nombreuses furent les écritures employées en Égypte ancienne. L’objectif de ce guide est ...
Polis, S. (Ed.). (2022). Handbook of ancient Egyptian writing systems. Cairo, Egypt: Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale.
Klinkenberg, J.-M., & Polis, S. (Eds.). (2018). Signatures. (Essais en) sémiotique de l'écriture. Signata. Annales des Sémiotiques, 9.
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (Eds.). (2018). Outside the Box. Selected papers from the conference “Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact” Liège, 27–29 October 2014. Liège, Belgium: Presses Universitaires de Liège – Sciences humaines (PULg – SH).
This volume represents the outcome of the conference “Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact: Describing the interactions within and outside the community of workmen” held in Liège in 2014 (27-29 ...
Collombert, P., Lefèvre, D., Polis, S., & Winand, J. (Eds.). (2016). Aere perennius. Mélanges égyptologiques en l'honneur de Pascal Vernus. Belgium: Peeters.
Ce volume rassemble 45 essais offert en hommage à Pascal Vernus.
Grossman, E., Polis, S., Stauder, A., & Winand, J. (Eds.). (2014). On Forms and Functions: Studies in Ancient Egyptian Grammar. Hamburg, Germany: Widmaier Verlag.
This volume is the outcome of a workshop on ancient Egyptian syntax held in Liège in 2011. The contributions deal with several central topics in syntactic analyses – like coordination, raising, gradience or ...
Polis, S., Winand, J., & Gillen, T. J. (Eds.). (2013). Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie), Liège, 6-8 July 2010. Liège, Belgium: Presses Universitaires de Liège.
This volume represents the outcome of the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the Interna-tional Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie) held in Liège in 2010 (6-8 July) under the ...
Grossman, E., Polis, S., & Winand, J. (Eds.). (2012). Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian. Hamburg, Germany: Lingua Aegyptia.
This volume is the first to be devoted specifically to the study of lexical semantics in Ancient Egyptian. While much research has been dedicated to a wide range of grammatical issues in past decades, lexical ...
Polis, S., De Brabanter, P., Cougnon, L.-A., Colleman, T., Dendale, P., & Coussé, E. (Eds.). (2012). Studies van de van de Belgische Kring voor Linguïstiek - Travaux du du Cercle Belge de Linguistique - Papers of the Linguistic Society of Belgium. Studies van de BKL, 7.
Letawe, C., Polis, S., Stasse, B., & Cormann, G. (Eds.). (2009). MethIS, 2 : Pratiques du document. Liège, Belgique: CEFAL/Editions de l'ULg.

B. Articles et chapitres d'ouvrages

Articles de périodiques avec comité de lecture

Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2021). Lexical Diachronic Semantic Maps. Mapping the evolution of time-related lexemes. Journal of Historical Linguistics, 11(3), 367–420.
This paper extends the scope of application of the semantic map model to diachronic lexical semantics. Combining a quantitative approach to large-scale synchronic polysemy data with a qualitative evaluation of ...
Georgakopoulos, A., Grossman, E., Nikolaev, D., & Polis, S. (2021). Universal and macro-areal patterns in the lexicon. A case-study in the perception-cognition domain. Linguistic Typology.
This paper investigates universal and areal structures in the lexicon as manifested by colexification patterns in the semantic domains of perception and cognition, based on data from both small and large ...
Dorn, A., Pietri, R., Polis, S., & Widow, C. (2021). Rapport concernant la restauration du complexe funéraire attribué au scribe de la Tombe Amennakhte (v), et l’étude des puits afférents (P. 1335, 1336a, 1336b, 1337, 1338, 1340). Bulletin archéologique des Écoles françaises à l'étranger.
Rapport concernant la mission 2021 concernant le monument funéraire d'Amennakhte (v) dans le cadre des travaux archéologiques de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale à Deir el-Medina (dir. Cédric ...
Polis, S., Desert, L., Dils, P., Grotenhuis, J., Razanajao, V., Richter, T. S., Rosmorduc, S., Schweitzer, S. D., Werning, D. A., & Winand, J. (2021). The Thot Sign List (TSL). An open digital repertoire of hieroglyphic signs. Égypte nilotique et méditerranéenne, 14, 55-74.
Cet article présente les grands principes qui régissent la Thot Sign List, un répertoire digital référencé des signes hiéroglyphiques et de leurs emplois (http://thotsignlist.org). Il s’attache à expliquer le ...
Demarée, R., Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (2020). Les listes de maisonnées de Deir el-Médina ("Stato civile"). Nouveaux fragments de l'Ifao et localisation de l'archive d'une lignée de scribes. Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 120, 171-220.
Dans cette contribution, nous examinons les conséquences de l’identification, parmi les papyrus conservés à l’Ifao, de nouveaux fragments appartenant au groupe des documents connus sous le nom de « Stato ...
Lttr 13, Badir, S., Provenzano, F., & Polis, S. (2020). Figuras da enunciação. Os gestos discursivos do saber. Translatio, 17, 158-181.
The authors adopt an 'expanded' perspective, integrating the gesture with a rhetorical vision of long tradition as well as with contemporary concepts of pragmatics, as an act of language, and of textual ...
Polis, S., Gabler, K., Müller, M., Sojic, N., Töpfer, S., Unter, S., Greco, C., Loprieno, A., Hertel, E., & Pietri, R. (2020). Crossing Boundaries: Understanding Complex Scribal Practices in Ancient Egypt (with a 2019 Progress Report). Rivista del Museo Egizio, 4, 15.
In this paper, we introduce the joint project of the Museo Egizio (Turin), the University of Basel, and the University of Liège entitled “Crossing Boundaries: Understanding Complex Scribal Practices in Ancient ...
Lttr13, Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2020). Benveniste seria hoje un linguista da enunciação? Revista virtual de Estudos da Linguagem, 18/34, 39-67.
Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2020). Louer l'âne de Nebnéfer (O. Winand 1). Revue d'Egyptologie, 70, 203-204.
Publication d’un ostracon du milieu de la 20e dynastie provenant de Deir el-Médineh et mentionnant la location d’un âne appartenant à Nebnéfer (xii), fils de Pentaouret (vii).
Lttr13, Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2018). Narração e argumentação. Retorno à análise do discurso em ciências sociais. Estudos Semióticos, 14(1), 55-64.
A aparente congruência entre modelos de análise e tipos de discurso, apesar da extensão de aplicabilidade a qual esses modelos podem reivindicar, abre caminho para questões relativas à legitimidade de uma ...
Polis, S. (2018). The functions and toposyntax of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Exploring the iconicity and spatiality of pictorial graphemes. Signata. Annales des Sémiotiques, 9.
The goal of this paper is to provide a semiotically-informed description of the functions and syntax of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Section 1 provides background information about the hieroglyphic writing ...
Klinkenberg, J.-M., & Polis, S. (2018). On scripturology. Signata. Annales des Sémiotiques, 9, 57-102.
In this contribution we present the principles and parameters of a discipline that we christen "scripturology". This discipline concerns the study of different facets of writing, perceived in its generality ...
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2018). The semantic map model. State of the art and future avenues for linguistic research. Linguistics and Language Compass.
The semantic map model is relatively new in linguistic research, but it has been intensively used during the past three decades for studying both cross-linguistic and language-specific questions. The goal of ...
Klinkenberg, J.-M., & Polis, S. (2018). De la scripturologie. Signata. Annales des Sémiotiques, 9, 9-56.
Nous présentons dans cette contribution les cadres et objectifs d’une discipline que nous nommons "scripturologie". Cette discipline vise l’étude des différentes facettes de l’écriture, perçue dans sa ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2018). Swimming against the typological tide or paddling along with language change? Dispreferred structures and diachronic biases in affix ordering. Journal of Historical Linguistics, 388-443.
It has repeatedly been observed that there is a worldwide preference for suffixes as opposed to prefixes. In this paper, we argue that universally dispreferred – or rare – structures can and do arise as the ...
Polis, S., & Razanajao, V. (2016). Ancient Egyptian texts in contexts. Towards a conceptual data model (the Thot Data Model - TDM). Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 59(2), 24-41.
In this paper, we propose a conceptual data model that could be the basis for future implementations of databases and digital corpuses of Ancient Egyptian texts that fully integrate the material dimensions of ...
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (2016). Nouveaux textes littéraires du scribe Amennakhte (et autres ostraca relatifs au scribe de la Tombe). Bulletin de l'Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 116, 57-96.
Cet article est le premier d’une série de contributions consacrées à la publication de documents inédits conservés à l’Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale et ayant pour point commun le fait d’être, plus ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2014). On the pragmatics of subjectification: The grammaticalization of verbless allative futures (with a case study in Ancient Egyptian). Acta Linguistica Hafniensia, 46(1), 25-63.
In this paper, we argue that an expanded conception of the distinction between speaker-oriented and subject-oriented inferences is crucial for understanding the motivations and mechanisms of semantic change in ...
Polis, S., & Rosmorduc, S. (2013). Réviser le codage de l’égyptien ancien. Vers un répertoire partagé des signes hiéroglyphiques. Document Numérique, 16(3), 45-67.
Nous proposons de réviser le codage de l’égyptien ancien qui repose sur un standard nommé « Manuel de Codage » (1988) ne répondant pas aux besoins actuels dans la création de corpus hiéroglyphiques. Une ...
[Lttr 13], Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2013). La subjectivité : Lectures critiques entre grammaire et texte. Revista de Estudos Linguísticos, 8, 59-72.
In this paper, we examine how subjectivity helps to bridge the gap between grammatical description and textual analysis. Since Benveniste, subjectivity has become a central issue in linguistic investigation ...
Polis, S. (2009). Interaction entre modalité et subjectivité en néo-égyptien. Autour de la construction mri + iw circ. "souhaiter que". Lingua Aegyptia, 17, 201-229.
Typologically-oriented conceptions of modality have informed a number of recent publications in the field of Egyptian linguistics. These models have led to new insights regarding the linguistic structure of ...
Polis, S., & Stasse, B. (2009). Pour une nouvelle philologie numérique : réflexions sur la relation texte(s) - document(s). MethIS: Méthodes et Interdisciplinarité en Sciences Humaines, 2, 153-177.
Deux axes ont été privilégiés dans le développement des bases de données textuelles qui, depuis l’avènement de la micro-informatique, ont été constituées afin de faciliter et d’enrichir l’étude des documents ...
Polis, S., & Stasse, B. (2009). Pratiques du document. Entre tradition et renouvellement. MethIS: Méthodes et Interdisciplinarité en Sciences Humaines, 2, 7-12.
Polis, S. (2008). Langue et réalité. De l'usage de l'iconicité en linguistique. MethIS: Méthodes et Interdisciplinarité en Sciences Humaines, 1, 21-67.
Dans cette contribution, j’envisagerai les relations entre langue et réalité sous l’angle particulier de l’iconicité. J’ai pris le parti de penser cette notion, telle qu’originellement conceptualisée par Ch.S ...
Polis, S. (2006). Les relations entre futur et modalité déontique. À propos des sens du futur III en néo-égyptien. Lingua Aegyptia, 14, 233-250.
Le futur linguistique, en tant qu’il permet d’exprimer un procès à venir et par là même non actuel, entretient avec la modalité des relations privilégiées. Dans cet article, on s’interrogera donc sur les ...

Articles de périodiques sans comité de lecture

Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2018, August 02). Teaching & Learning Guide for: The semantic map model. Linguistics and Language Compass, 13.
The semantic map model is relatively new in linguistic research, but it has been used intensively during the past three decades for studying a variety of cross‐linguistic and language‐specific questions. This ...

Articles dans des actes de colloques

Polis, S. (in press). The Messy Scribe from Deir el-Medina. A Paleographical Journey through the Texts of a Draughtsman and Scribe from the 19th Dynasty: Pay (i). In S., Gülden & U., Verhoeven (Eds.), Ägyptologische ‚Binsen‘-Weisheiten IV. Akten der internationalen und interdisziplinären Tagung in der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz im December 2019 (pp. 36). Mainz, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag.
This paper gathers a number of texts that it argues were written by a single scribe from Deir el-Medina who lived during the first half of the 19th Dynasty and who was active mostly during the reign of ...
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (in press). The hymn to Ptah as a demiurgic and fertility god on O. Turin CG 57002. Contextualising an autograph by Amennakhte son of Ipuy. In F., Poole, S., Töpfer, P., del Vesco, & C., Greco (Ed.), Proceedings of the Conference ‘Deir el-Medina Through the Kaleidoscope’ (pp. 22).
In this paper, we provide a revised hieroglyphic transcription, an annotated translation and comments on the content and motivations for composing this hymn to Ptah. In a second step, we situate the text ...
Nederhof, M.-J., Polis, S., & Rosmorduc, S. (in press). Unicode Control Characters for Ancient Egyptian. In O., el-Aguizi & B., Kasparian, Proceedings of the International Congress of Egyptologists XII (pp. 14). Cairo, Egypt: IFAO.
This paper discussed the digital encoding of ancient Egyptian texts and focuses on the so-called 'control characters' in Unicode, which allow positioning signs next to one another, above one another, or in ...
Gabler, K., Hertel, E., Loprieno, A., Müller, M., Polis, S., Pietri, R., & Unter, S. (in press). Crossing Invisible Boundaries. An Erased Letter to the Chief of the Storehouse Ḥwy. In O., el-Aguizi & B., Kasparian, Proceedings of the International Congress of Egyptologists XII (pp. 9). Cairo, Egypt: IFAO.
In this paper, we briefly introduce the ‘Crossing Boundaries’ project and showcase some of its methods and goals based on a small sheet of erased papyrus that contains the beginning of a 19th Dynasty letter ...
Polis, S. (2021). The Messy Scribe from Deir el-Medina. A Paleographical Journey through the Texts of a Draughtsman and Scribe from the 19th Dynasty: Pay (i). In S., Gülden & U., Verhoeven, Ägyptologische ‚Binsen‘-Weisheiten IV. Akten der internationalen und interdisziplinären Tagung in der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz im December 2019. Mainz, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag.
This paper gathers a number of texts that it argues were written by a single scribe from Deir el-Medina who lived during the first half of the 19th Dynasty and who was active mostly during the reign of ...
Cigana, L., & Polis, S. (2021). Hjelmslev, a forerunner of the semantic maps method in linguistic typology? In C., Hamans, History of Linguistics and its Significance (pp. 21). Wilmington, United States: Vernon Press.
In this paper, we show that Hjelmslev’s approach to language description and crosslinguistic comparison, on the one hand, and the semantic maps model used in linguistic typology, on the other, differ ...
Demarée, R., Gabler, K., & Polis, S. (2021). A Family Affair in the Community of Deir el-Medina: Gossip Girls in two 19th Dynasty Letters. In S., Gülden & U., Verhoeven, Ägyptologische ‚Binsen‘-Weisheiten IV. Akten der internationalen und interdisziplinären Tagung in der Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur | Mainz im December 2019 (pp. 60). Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag.
In this paper, we publish two letters found by E. Schiaparelli in Deir el-Medina (1908). These can be dated to the mid-19th dynasty (c. year 45–50 of Ramesses II) based on palaeographical and prosopographical ...
Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2015). Structuring the lexicon. In N., Lazaridis & P., Kousoulis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Egyptologists. University of the aegean, rhodes 22-29 May 2008 (pp. 1503-1512). Leuven, Belgium: Peeters.
Winand, J., Polis, S., & Rosmorduc, S. (2015). Ramses. An Annotated Corpus of Late Egyptian. In N., Lazaridis & P., Kousoulis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of Egyptologists. University of the aegean, rhodes 22-29 May 2008 (Peeters, pp. 1513-1521). Louvain, Belgium: Peeters.
First official presentation of the "Ramses Project", an richly annotated corpus of Late Egyptian [Paper submitted in 2008/2009]
Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2013). The Ramses project : Methodology and practices in the annotation of Late Egyptian Texts. In I., Hafemann (Ed.), Perspektiven einer corpusbasierten historischen Linguistik und Philologie : Internationale Tagung des Akademienvorhabens „Altägyptisches Wörterbuch“ an der BBAW, 12.-13. Dezember 2011 (pp. 81-108).
This paper is an updated presentation of the Ramses project being currently developed at the University of Liège. The first section stresses the main objectives and gives a technical description of the general ...
Polis, S., Honnay, A.-C., & Winand, J. (2013). Building an Annotated Corpus of Late Egyptian. The Ramses Project: Review and Perspectives. In S., Polis & J., Winand (Eds.), Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie), Liège, 6-8 July 2010 (pp. 25-44). Liège, Belgique: Presses Universitaires de Liège.
This paper reviews the experience of the Ramses Project in constructing a richly annotated corpus of Late Egyptian that consists of 300 000 words in 2011 (and is expected to grow up to more than 1 million ...
Polis, S., & Rosmorduc, S. (2013). Building a Construction-Based Treebank of Late Egyptian. The Syntactic Layer in Ramsès. In S., Polis & J., Winand (Eds.), Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie), Liège, 6-8 July 2010 (pp. 45-59). Liège, Belgium: Presses Universitaires de Liège.
This paper reports on the construction-based Treebank currently under development in the frame-work of the Ramses Project, which aims at building a multifaceted annotated corpus of Late Egyptian texts. We ...
Gohy, S., Martin Leon, B., & Polis, S. (2013). Automated text categorization in a dead language. The detection of genres in Late Egyptian. In S., Polis & J., Winand (Eds.), Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie), Liège, 6-8 July 2010 (pp. 61-74). Liège, Belgium: Presses Universitaires de Liège.
This paper is a first step in applying machine learning methods typical of Automated Text Catego-rization (ATC) for Automatic Genre Identification (AGI) in Late Egyptian, a language written in either ...
[Lttr 13], Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2013). La vie terminologique de l’énonciation. In L., Dufaye & L., Gournay (Eds.), Benveniste après un demi-siècle, regards sur l'énonciation aujourd'hui (pp. 109-128). Paris, France: Ophrys.
[Lttr 13], Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2012). Benveniste serait-il aujourd’hui un linguiste de l’énonciation ? Arts et Savoirs, 2.
Rosmorduc, S., Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2009). Ramses. A New Research Tool in Philology and Linguistics. In N., Strudwick (Ed.), Information Technology and Egyptology in 2008. Proceedings of the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique et Egyptologie), Vienna, 8–11 July 2008 (pp. 133-142). Gorgias Press.
This paper introduces Ramses, a database of Late Egyptian texts, currently under development at the University of Liège (Belgium). Ramses sets out to be a new and powerful research tool. Its main ...

Chapitres de livre

Polis, S. (2022). Langues et écritures d’Égypte antique. Repères chronologiques et terminologiques. In S., Polis, Guide des écritures d'Égypte antique (pp. 5). Le Caire, Égypte: Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale.
Introduction aux "Guide des écritures d'Égypte antique", présentant un aperçu diachronique de la langue égyptienne et des écritures attestées en Égypte, culture de l'écrit caractérisée par sa multiscripturalité.
Polis, S. (2022). Comment fonctionne l’écriture hiéroglyphique ? In S., Polis, Guide des écritures d'Égypte antique (pp. 5). Le Caire, Égypte: Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale.
Lorsqu’après des années d’un labeur passionné, Champollion comprend les principes de fonctionnement du système hiéroglyphique, il décrit un système qui paraît d’une complexité inouïe : les caractères ...
Polis, S. (2022). Deux siècles après Champollion : les conditions d’un déchiffrement. In S., Polis, Guide des écritures d'Égypte antique (pp. 11). Le Caire, Égypte: Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale.
Se plonger dans la correspondance, les manuscrits et les publications de Jean-François Champollion deux cents ans après le déchiffrement de l’écriture hiéroglyphique ne manque pas d’éveiller chez l’égyptologue ...
Polis, S. (2022). La fréquence des fonctions dans l’écriture égyptienne. In S., Polis, Guide des écriture d'Égypte antique (pp. 3). Le Caire, Égypte: Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale.
Un examen de la fréquence des fonctions prises par les hiéroglyphes en contexte permet de montrer qu’une inscription égyptienne est majoritairement composée de signes notant des sons.
Polis, S. (2020). Methods, tools, and perspectives of hieratic palaeography. In V., Davies & D., Laboury (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Egyptian Epigraphy and Palaeography (pp. 550-565). Oxford / New York: Oxford University Press.
Having provided background information about the hieratic script, especially as regards its relations to other Egyptian scripts in terms of figurativity and spatiality as well as its diachronic development ...
Polis, S. (2020). Mosquitos in Egypt. In S., Connor & D., Laboury, Tutankhamun. Discovering the forgotten pharaoh (pp. 275). Li: Presses Universitaires de Liège.
Short essay about mosquitos in Ancient Egypt.
Polis, S. (2020). Papyrus Leopold II-(Amherst). An Ancient Investigation into the Plundering of the Theban Necropolis. In S., Connor & D., Laboury, Tutankhamun. Discovering the forgotten Pharaoh (pp. 294-297). Liège, Belgium: Presses Universitaires de Liège.
Short essay about the history and contents of the hieratic papyrus known as Papyrus Léopold 2-Amherst.
Lttr13, Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2019). Narration et argumentation. Retour sur l’analyse du discours en sciences sociales. In D., Bertrand, J.-F., Bordron, I., Darrault, & J., Fontanille (Eds.), Greimas aujourd'hui : l'avenir de la structure (pp. 192-201). Paris, France: AFS.
En 1979 a paru un ouvrage dirigé par A.J. Greimas et É. Landowski, intitulé « Introduction à l’analyse du discours en sciences sociales ». L’ouvrage n’a pas connu le succès de son contemporain, publié la même ...
Polis, S. (2019). Le moustique en Égypte. In S., Connor & D., Laboury, Toutankhamon. À la découverte du pharaon oublié (pp. 275). Liège, Belgique: Presses universitaires de Liège.
Synthèse des données relatives au moustique en Égypte ancienne.
Polis, S. (2019). Papyrus Léopold II-(Amherst). Une enquête antique sur le pillage de la nécropole thébaine. In S., Connor & D., Laboury, Toutankhamon. À la découverte du pharaon oublié (pp. 294-297). Liège, Belgique: Presses universitaires de Liège.
Présentation de l'histoire et du contenu du papyrus Léopold II-Amherst.
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (2019). Le scribe de la Tombe Amennakhte : Deux nouveaux documents remarquables dans le fonds de l’IFAO. In G., Annie & F., Albert (Ed.), Études de documents hiératiques inédits. Les ostraca de Deir el-Medina en regard des productions de la Vallée des Rois et du Ramesseum. Travaux de la première Académie hiératique – Ifao (27 septembre – 1er octobre 2015) (pp. 13-35). Cairo, Egypt: IFAO.
Cet article est le second d’une série de contributions consacrées à la publication de sources inédites conservées à l’Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale ayant pour point commun d’être, plus ou moins ...
Dorn, A., Polis, S., & Kamal, F. (Other coll.). (2019). O. IFAO OL 200 : Un exercice sur des formules épistolaires de la seconde moitié du règne de Ramsès III. In F., Albert & A., Gasse, Études de documents hiératiques inédits. Les ostraca de Deir el-Medina en regard des productions de la Vallée des Rois et du Ramesseum. Travaux de la première Académie hiératique – Ifao (27 septembre – 1er octobre 2015) (pp. 53-60). Cairo, Egypt: IFAO.
Publication d'un exercice épistolaire sur trois tessons de céramique jointifs. Le texte est intégralement rédigé à l’encre rouge, uniquement sur la face extérieure, et il présente la phraséologie standard afférente à cette pratique scribale.
Hassan, K., & Polis, S. (2018). Extending the corpus of Amennakhte’s literary compositions. Palaeographical and textual connections between two ostraca (O. BM EA 21282 + O. Cairo HO 425). In A., Dorn & S., Polis, Outside the Box. Selected papers from the conference “Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact” Liège, 27–29 October 2014 (pp. 245-264). Liège, Belgium: Presses Universitaires de Liège – Sciences humaines (PULg – SH).
Two new literary texts ‘signed’ by the scribe Amennakhte, written respectively on the recto and verso of a single limestone ostracon, have recently been published (O. Cairo HO 425). In this paper, we show that ...
Dorn, A., Gillen, T. J., & Polis, S. (2018). Deir el-Medina studies. Current situation and future perspectives. In A., Dorn & S., Polis (Eds.), Outside the Box. Selected papers from the conference “Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact” Liège, 27–29 October 2014 (pp. 7-16). Liège, Belgium: Presses Universitaires de Liège – Sciences humaines (PULg – SH).
Critical introduction to the volume "Outiside the Box. Selected paper from the conference 'Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact, Liège, 27–29 October 2014". The goal of this conference was to ...
Polis, S. (2017). The scribal repertoire of Amennakhte son of Ipuy. Describing variation across Late Egyptian registers. In J., Cromwell & E., Grossman (Eds.), Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period (pp. 89-126). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
The aim of this chapter is to investigate diaphasic variation in the texts written by the Deir el-Medina scribe Amennakhte son of Ipuy in New Kingdom Egypt (ca. 1150 BCE) by analysing the graphemic and ...
Polis, S. (2017). Linguistic variation in Ancient Egyptian. An introduction to the state of the art (with special attention to the community of Deir el-Medina). In J., Cromwell & E., Grossman (Eds.), Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the New Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period (pp. 60-88). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
In this chapter, I explore different aspects of the variability ‘inherent to human languages’ as it manifests itself in the corpus of pre-Demotic texts from Ancient Egypt. More specifically, I adopt a ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2017). Polysemy networks in language contact. The borrowing of the Greek-origin Preposition κατά (kata) in Coptic. In P., Dils, E., Grossman, T. S., Richter, & W., Schenkel (Eds.), Greek Influence on Egyptian-Coptic (pp. 229-262). Hamburg, Germany: Widmaier.
This paper explores a particular aspect of the semantics of adposition borrowing, focusing on the extent to which polysemy networks associated with model language adpositions are copied in the target language ...
Lttr13, Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2016). Actualités du modèle darwinien en linguistique. In C., Blanckaert, J., Léon, & D., Samain (Eds.), Modélisations et sciences humaines. Figurer, interpréter, simuler (pp. 271-288). Paris, France: L'Harmattan.
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (2016). A re-examination of O. Cairo JdE 72460 (= O. Cairo SR 1475). Ending the quest for a 19th Dynasty queen’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. In P., Collombert, D., Lefèvre, S., Polis, & J., Winand, Aere perennius. Mélanges égyptologiques en l'honneur de Pascal Vernus (pp. 129-161). Belgium: Peeters.
Dans cette contribution, nous procédons à un nouvel examen de l’O. Caire JdE 72460 : après avoir discuté les interprétations possibles pour ce texte, en nous appuyant sur une analyse des expressions de mesure ...
Lttr13, Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2016). Figures de l'énonciation : les gestes discursifs du savoir. In A., Biglari & G., Salvan (Eds.), Figures en discours (pp. 93-116). Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique: Academia.
Polis, S., & Rosmorduc, S. (2015). The Hieroglyphic Sign Functions. Suggestions for a Revised Taxonomy. In S., Uljas, H., Amstutz (Ed.), A., Dorn (Ed.), M., Müller (Ed.), & M., Ronsdorf (Ed.), Fuzzy Boundaries. Festschrift für Antonio Loprieno. volume I (pp. 149-174). Hamburg, Germany: Widmaier Verlag.
The aim of this paper is to suggest a taxonomy that allows for a systematic description of the functions that can be fulfilled by hieroglyphic signs. Taking as a point of departure the insights of several ...
Grossman, E., Lescuyer, G., & Polis, S. (2014). Contexts and Inferences. The grammaticalization of the Later Egyptian Allative Future. In E., Grossman, S., Polis, A., Stauder, & J., Winand (Eds.), On Forms and Functions: Studies in Ancient Egyptian Grammar (pp. 87-136). Hamburg, Germany: Widmaier Verlag.
The goal of this paper is to describe the gradual emergence of an innovative future construction in the extant Late Egyptian and Demotic textual material and to discuss the grammaticalization of this ...
Polis, S., & Stauder, A. (2014). The Verb ib and the Construction ib=f r sDm. On modal semantics, graphemic contrast, and gradience in grammar. In E., Grossman, S., Polis, A., Stauder, & J., Winand (Eds.), On Forms and Functions: Studies in Ancient Egyptian Grammar (pp. 201-231). Hamburg, Germany: Widmaier Verlag.
Based on graphemic, morphological, syntactic, and semantic evidence, the paper shows that a clear-cut distinction can be made between a verb ib expressing an epistemic judgment (“to think”) and a non-verbal ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2012). Navigating polyfunctionality in the lexicon. Semantic maps and Ancient Egyptian lexical semantics. In E., Grossman, S., Polis, & J., Winand (Eds.), Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian (pp. 175-225). Hamburg, Germany: Lingua Aegyptia.
In lexical semantic descriptions of Ancient Egyptian, there is a tendency to search for a single basic meaning or Grundbedeutung, even if the element in question has a wide range of meanings or functions. The ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2012). Lexical semantics in Ancient Egyptian. An introduction. In E., Grossman, S., Polis, & J., Winand (Eds.), Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian (pp. 1-15). Hamburg, Germany: Lingua Aegyptia.
This paper is an introduction to the volume "Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian". The aim of this volume is to address methodological issues touching upon several domains of Ancient Egyptian lexical ...
Polis, S. (2011). Le serment du P. Turin 1880, v° 2,8-19. Une relecture de la construction iw bn sDm.f à portée historique. In M., Collier & S., Snape (Eds.), Ramesside Studies in Honour of K. A. Kitchen (pp. 387-402). Bolton, United Kingdom: Rutherford Press Limited.
Based on several examples, it is suggested that the best reading for the construction "iw bn sDm.f" (i.e. the negation of the subjunctive in a circumstantial) is undoubtedly "it is impossible for him to hear ...
Polis, S. (2006). Le projet Ramsès. Encadré dans J. Winand, Un siècle d'Égyptologie à l'Université de Liège. In E., Warmenbol (Ed.), La caravane du Caire - L'Égypte sur d'autres rives (pp. 180). Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique: Versant Sud.
Le projet Ramsès ambitionne de constituer un corpus électronique qui rassemble la totalité des textes conservés en néo-égyptien (Nouvel Empire et Troisième Période Intermédiaire). Loin de se limiter à la ...
Polis, S. (2005). Le formes "contingentes" en égyptien ancien : une catégorisation en question. In C., Cannuyer (Ed.), La langue dans tous ses états. Bruxelles, Belgique.

Préfaces, postfaces, glossaires

Lefèvre, D., & Polis, S. (2016). Bibliographie de Pascal Vernus (1967-2014). In P., Collombert, D., Lefèvre, S., Polis, & J., Winand, Aere perennius. Mélanges égyptologiques en l'honneur de Pascal Vernus. Belgium: Peeters.
Cette bibliographie - divisée en deux sections, les "monographies" et les "articles" - ne reprends que les publications de Pascal Vernus à portée directement scientifique. Les nombreux articles ayant un ...
Collombert, P., Lefèvre, D., Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2016). Introduction. Aere perennius ... regalique situ pyramidum altius. In P., Collombert, D., Lefèvre, S., Polis, & W., Jean, Aere perennius. Mélanges égyptologiques en l'honneur de Pascal Vernus. Belgium: Peeters.
Préface et introduction du volume : Aere perennius. Mélanges égyptologiques en l'honneur de Pascal Vernus.
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2014). Forms and Functions in Ancient Egyptian: A short introduction. In E., Grossman, S., Polis, A., Stauder, & J., Winand (Eds.), On Forms and Functions: Studies in Ancient Egyptian Grammar (pp. 1-6). Hamburg, Germany: Widmaier Verlag.
Polis, S. (2013). Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Introduction. In S., Polis & J., Winand (Eds.), Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists (Informatique & Égyptologie), Liège, 6-8 July 2010 (pp. 7-10). Liège, Belgium: Presses Universitaires de Liège.
A short introduction to the volume "Texts, Languages & Information Technology in Egyptology. Selected papers from the meeting of the Computer Working Group of the International Association of Egyptologists ...

C. Développements informatiques

Autres

Glass, A., Hafemann, I., Nederhof, M.-J., Polis, S., Richmond, B., Rosmorduc, S., & Schweitzer, S. (2017). A method for encoding Egyptian quadrats in Unicode.
The proposal to encode three control characters for Egyptian Hieroglyphs was accepted at the February 2016 UTC meeting. Following that acceptance some members of the Egyptological community raised concerns ...
Nederhof, M.-J., Rajan, V., Lang, J., Polis, S., Rosmorduc, S., Richter, T. S., Hafemann, I., & Schweitzer, S. (2017). A system of control characters for Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic text in Unicode.
We propose a comprehensive system of control characters for encoding Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs in Unicode.

F. Rapports publiés

Autres

Honnay, A.-C., & Polis, S. (2012). Projet Ramsès. Manuel d'encodage.
Manuel décrivant les procédures d'encodage et d'annotation des textes néo-égyptiens dans la base de données "Ramsès". Mises à jour régulière.

G. Vulgarisation et diffusion grand public

Articles de magazine ou de quotidien

Polis, S. (2013, September). Censure de l'écrit et tabous en Égypte pharaonique. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.
Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2010, April). Les langues égyptiennes à l'époque amarnienne : Point de révolution sous le soleil d'Aton. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.

Conférences et communications non publiées

A. Communications à des colloques ou congrès

Polis, S., & Ragazzoli, C. (2021, December 11). Comment se passer de Lacau. L’affaire Chester Beatty entre 1928 et 1935. Paper presented at Pierre Lacau. Un égyptologue à la tête des Antiquités égyptiennes, Paris, France.
Polis, S., & Seyr, P. (2021, November 19). Encoding the Sacred: New Lights on Ramesside Enigmatic Writing. Paper presented at Rethinking the visual aesthetics of ancient Egyptian writing, Livestreamed, Livestreamed.
Enigmatic writing relies on highly creative processes, at the intersection between graphemics and visual semiotics (Werning 2020). When ‘alienating’ hieroglyphic spellings, Egyptian scribes indeed ...
Polis, S. (2021, October 28). L'enseignement de Champollion. Défier les autorités. Paper presented at Philosophie et lettres : formes d’enseignement, La Valle, Italie.
Dans cet exposé, je propose d’explorer l’enseignement de Champollion ‘à la Plutarque’, c’est-à-dire comme celui d’un « homme illustre » devant nous permettre d’interroger nos pratiques contemporaines ...
Pietri, R., & Polis, S. (2021, May 13). Altering writing. Neutralizing and re-activating the agency of animate signs in less or non-figurative graphic registers. Paper presented at Altering images. Iconoclasm in Egypt, Liège, Belgium.
Since the seminal publications of Lacau (1914, 1926), the avoidance, replacement, alteration, and annihilation of hieroglyphic signs representing animate beings in funerary contexts has been intensively ...
Ahishakiye, E., & Polis, S. (2021, April 16). The eyes cannot hear nor feel? A contrastive view on perception verbs in Ancient Egyptian and Kirundi. Paper presented at Language, Semantics and Cognition: Saying and conceptualizing the world from Ancient Egypt to Modern Times, Yale, United States.
Senses connect all human bodies and minds to the surrounding environment, but the languages of the world differ in how they segment and categorise the different types of perception. Taking as a point of ...
Polis, S. (2020, November 19). Le ‘non-linguistique’ et l’intertextuel dans trois projets numériques égyptologiques. Les pratiques et outils de Ramses Online, Crossing Boundaries et la Thot Sign List. Paper presented at Édition numérique de corpus textuels complexes en égyptologie, Paris, France.
Présentation des pratiques et outils développés dans le cadre de trois projets numériques en égyptologie - Ramses Online, Crossing Boundaries et la Thot Sign List - en vue d'encoder et traiter les dimensions non-linguistiques et intertextuelles.
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2020, January 20). Expecting the unexpected. Mistakes and variation in Late Egyptian. Paper presented at Crossroads VI, The Sixth International Conference of Egyptian Linguistics: Between Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala, Sweden.
The goal of this paper is to explore different kinds of ‘mistakes’ in Late Egyptian texts. 'Mistakes' fall into two main categories: the ones that are emended by the ancient scribes themselves, making it ...
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2019, December 17). A Linguistic Perspective on Emotions. Egyptian Data in Typological Perspective. Paper presented at Visualizing Emotions in Ancient Egypt: Pictures and Texts / Visualiser les émotions dans l’Égypte ancienne : images et textes, Liège, Belgium.
The goal of this lecture is to showcase (visual) methods for identifying universal structures in emotion semantics and for unveiling language/culture specific patterns of expression in this semantic field. We ...
Polis, S. (2019, December 10). Tracking the writings of a 19th dynasty scribe. The ‘messy polygraph’ from Deir el-Medina. Paper presented at Ägyptologische „Binsen“-Weisheiten IV. Hieratisch des Neuen Reiches: Akteure, Formen und Funktionen, Mainz, Germany.
When he published the prayer to ‘Amun, judge of the poor’ (O. IFAO inv. 2181 = Fig. 1), Posener (1971) pointed to a couple of related prayers to Amun on ostraca, which share striking palaeographical features ...
Gabler, K., Greco, C., Loprieno, A., Müller, M., Polis, S., Sojic, N., Töpfer, S., & Unter, S. (2019, December 10). Crossing Boundaries. Understanding complex scribal practices based on the Ramesside hieratic papyri from the Museo Egizio. Paper presented at Ägyptologische „Binsen“-Weisheiten IV. Hieratisch des Neuen Reiches: Akteure, Formen und Funktionen, Mainz, Germany.
Many aspects of ancient Egyptian scribal culture are still poorly understood: previous research mostly focused on the content of the texts when striving to reconstruct literary compositions, to explain ...
Nederhof, M.-J., Polis, S. (Other coll.), Rosmorduc, S. (Other coll.), & Schweitzer, S. (Other coll.). (2019, November 05). Unicode Control Characters for Ancient Egyptian. Paper presented at 12th International Congress of Egyptologists, Cairo, Egypt.
Introduction to the encoding of Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic signs in Unicode, with a focus on the 9 control characters recently introduced in Unicode (2019). The talk focuses specifically on features of the ...
Polis, S., Winand, J., Desert, L. (Other coll.), Dils, P. (Other coll.), Grotenhuis, J. (Other coll.), Hafemann, I. (Other coll.), Razanajao, V. (Other coll.), Richter, S. (Other coll.), Rosmorduc, S. (Other coll.), Schweitzer, S. D. (Other coll.), & Werning, D. (Other coll.). (2019, November 05). The Thot Sign List (TSL). A digital repertoire of hieroglyphic signs. Paper presented at 12th International Congress of Egyptologists, Cairo, Egypt.
In this paper, we present the Thot Sign List (TSL), an international project that aims at building an online repertoire of hieroglyphic signs and functions (http://thotsignlist.org/). After a brief history of ...
Polis, S. (2019, October 15). Enonciation et langages de programmation. Conclusions : de l'émergence de l'écrit aux styles de codes. Paper presented at Enonciation et langages de programmation, Liège, Belgique.
Conclusions de la journée d'étude qui envisagent la programmation comme écriture et le code comme texte, rendant de ce fait pertinentes les méthodes et outils d'analyse de la rhétorique. Repartant de 'The ...
Polis, S. (2019, October 11). News from an Old Collection. Divinations in the Unpublished Fragments of the Museo Egizio (Turin). Paper presented at Texts and Contexts. Ancient Egyptian Written Culrture in Perspective, Budapest, Hungary.
In this talk, I first presented the project 'Crossing Boundaries. Understanding Complex Scribal Practices in Ancient Egypt' in the framework of which this research is situated. After having introduced ...
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2019, August 21). Computer-assisted approaches to semantic maps. A qualitative approach to large-scale lexical datasets. Paper presented at 52nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Leipzig, Germany.
A semantic map is a way to visually represent the relationships between meanings based on patterns of co-expression across languages (Georgakopoulos & Polis 2018). In this talk, we will focus on the so-called ...
Polis, S. (2019, April 24). L’apprentissage du hiératique durant la période ramesside (1300-1050 av. J.-Chr.) : un cursus protéiforme. Paper presented at Enseignement en Égypte pharaonique, gréco-romaine et byzantine, Liège, Belgium.
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2019, April 05). Mapping the evolution of the lexicon: Time is ripe to experiment. Paper presented at 40th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, School of Philology. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - April 5-6, 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece.
A semantic map is a way to visually represent the relationships between meanings based on patterns of co-expression across languages. It is plotted on the basis of cross-linguistic data and it articulates ...
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (2018, October 09). The hymn to Ptah of O. Turin CG 57002. Expanding the corpus of Amennakhte’s literary compositions. Paper presented at Deir el-Medina Through the Kaleidoscope – 2018 Turin International Workshop, Turin, Italy.
In this paper, we discuss the Hymn to Ptah (O. Turin CGT 570002 = Cat. 2162 + 2164) first published by López (1978), and subsequently translated and commented by Bickel & Mathieu (1993: 45-47). Having worked ...
Cigana, L., Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2018, July). Hjelmslev as a ‘forerunner’ of the semantic map method in linguistic typology. Paper presented at 20th International Congress of Linguists - Workshop: 'History of linguistics and its significance', Cape Town, South Africa.
In his influential Prolegomena of a Theory of Language ([1943] 1961: 53–54) Hjelmslev used graphic representations to visualize the cross-linguistic differences as regards the designations of lexemes. These ...
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2018, June 28). LExical DIAchronic SEmantic MAps (Le Diasema): From simple networks to mixed multi-edge graphs. Paper presented at Semantic maps: Where do we stand and where are we going?, Liège, Belgium.
The aim of this talk is threefold. First, it shows that – using synchronic polysemy data from large language samples, such as CLICS (List et al., 2014), the Open Multilingual Wordnet (http://compling.hss.ntu ...
Polis, S. (2018, January 18). The Thot Sign-list. Introducing the online hieroglyphic sign-list (aka TSL). Paper presented at The Thot ontologies and sign-list, Liège, Belgique.
Presentation of a beta version of the Thot Sign-list (TSL), the first online repository of hieroglyphic signs. The TSL crucially allows (1) for the encoding of all the functions associated with a hieroglyphic ...
Georgakopoulos, A., Grossman, E., Polis, S., & Nikolaev, D. (Other coll.). (2017, December 14). Weighted lexical semantic maps for areal lexical typology. Verbs of perception and cognition as a case study. Paper presented at 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Canberra, Australia.
This paper aims to contribute to Distributional Typology, whose explicit aim is to investigate linguistic diversity directly (“what’s where why?”, Bickel 2007), by investigating the typology of (co ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2017, September 11). Overall borrowing and borrowing in basic vocabulary: A typological perspective on lexical change in Ancient Egyptian-Coptic. Paper presented at 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2017), Zurich, Switzerland.
The notion of ‘basic vocabulary’ is associated with the name of Morris Swadesh, who proposed a list of 200 (and later 100) items. These lists, widely used in historical and comparative linguistics, were based ...
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2017, September 09). Towards a web-based platform for plotting, visualizing and enriching diachronic semantic maps: With a case study on the Greek and Egyptian temporal semantic field. Paper presented at International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL 13), London, United Kingdom.
Semantic maps aim at detecting cross-linguistic regularities and recurrent patterns in semantic structure (Haspelmath 2003). This method was initially applied to the grammatical domain, mostly in a synchronic ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2017, August 01). Universally dispreferred structures through change. The diachrony of affix ordering in Egyptian-Coptic. Paper presented at The 23rd international conference on historical linguistics, San Antonio, United States.
It has been repeatedly observed, on the basis of typological ‘big data,’ that there is a worldwide preference for suffixes as opposed to prefixes. This can be explained in several ways. A possible explanation ...
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2017, July 31). Dynamicized semantic maps of content words. Comparing long-term lexical changes in Ancient Egyptian and Greek. Paper presented at The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, San Antonio, United States.
This paper aims at demonstrating how information on the paths of semantic extensions undergone by content words may be incorporated into semantic maps. For this purpose, particular changes that affected the ...
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2017, July 12). Mapping the diachrony of content words: Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian as sources for diachronic semantic maps of lexical items. Paper presented at International Cognitive Linguistics Conference - 14. Linguistic diversity and cognitive linguistics, Tartu, Estonia.
This paper aims at demonstrating how information on the paths of semantic extensions undergone by content words may be incorporated into semantic maps. For this purpose, particular changes that affected the ...
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2017, June 02). The diachrony of polysemy networks. Cognitive and cultural motivations for the semantic extension of time-related lexemes in Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian – Coptic. Paper presented at AFLiCo 7 - Discours, Cognition & Constructions: Implications & Applications. 7e Colloque International de l'Association française de Linguistique cognitive, Liège, Belgium.
This paper aims at contrasting the semantic extension of time-related lexemes in Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian – Coptic in order to identify shared cognitive motivations and to assess the potential impact ...
Polis, S., & Razanajao, V. (2017, February 21). Ancient Egyptian philology: The digital turn. Current projects and future perspectives for the study of Ancient Egyptian texts. Paper presented at Global Philology Open Conference, Leipzig, Germany.
Use of Information Technologies in Egyptology can be traced back to the early 1960s, when first efforts were made in documenting Meroitic scripts or emblematic corpora such as the Pyramid Texts. With the rise ...
Motte, A., & Polis, S. (2017, February 08). Le Projet Ramsès. Explorer la langue des pharaons au XXIe siècle. Paper presented at Deux siècles au service des Sciences humaines. Contribution(s) de l'Université de Liège (1817-2017), Liège, Belgique.
En nous appuyant sur un historique de la chaire d’égyptologie à l’ULg (depuis sa création en 1902), nous montrons comment le Projet Ramsès est venu s’inscrire au cœur des projets de recherche du service ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2016, October 21). The genesis of a negative agentive nominalizer. The journey of jwtj between Old Egyptian and Coptic. Paper presented at Die klassisch-ägyptische Sprache im Schnittpunkt von Philologie und Linguistik. Ein akademisches Symposium für Wolfgang Schenkel, Berlin, Germany.
Polis, S., Razanajao, V., & Sojic, N. (2016, October 05). Towards a data model for (inter)textual relationships. Connecting Ancient Egyptian texts and understanding scribal practices. Paper presented at Digital Scholarly Editing: Theory, Practice, Methods (ESTS 13 - DiXiT 3), Antwerpen, Belgium.
The goal of this lecture is theory-oriented: we propose a conceptual data model that allows us to deal with complex textual relationships. It is empirically grounded in our experience of digital annotation of ...
Polis, S., & Rosmorduc, S. (2016, July 11). Hieroglyphic encoding: The Thot Sign-List (TSL) data model and the hieroglyphic signs in Unicode. Paper presented at 1st Cambridge IT in Egyptology Workshop, Cambridge, England.
In this paper, we review issues related to the existing hieroglyphic sign-lists, focusing especially on the problematic aspects of the 'Manuel de Codage' (1988) and of the so-called 'Hieroglyphica' (2000) for ...
Polis, S. (2016, June 02). Paratextual elements in a papyrus archive from Deir el-Medina. Exploring a marginal scribal practice across genres and time. Paper presented at Signes dans les textes. Recherches sur les continuités et les ruptures des pratiques scribales en Égypte pharaonique, gréco-romaine et byzantine, Liège, Belgium.
The aim of this paper is to describe the variety of paratextual elements encountered in the so-called ‘Chester Beatty’ papyrus archive coming from Deir el-Medina (Western Thebes; New Kingdom). Originally, this ...
Lttr13, Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2016, May 18). Débats autour du concept de type en typologie des langues. Paper presented at Problématiques de la notion de type en SHS, Toulouse, France.
Polis, S. (2016, April 08). The hands of Papyrus Turin 1879: Individualizing handwritings in 20th dynasty hieratic sources. Paper presented at Internationale Fachtagung "Ägyptologische 'Binsen'-Weisheiten III", Mainz, Germany.
Papyrus Turin 1879 (and other fragments) — the so-called ‘Map of the gold mines’ or ‘Turin map’ — is among the most famous papyri of the Turin collection, but it was neither systematically published, nor ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2016, February 18). The Egyptianness of the Coptic basic vocabulary: A typological view. Paper presented at Crossroads (5): Whence and Whither. Egyptian-Coptic linguistics in comparative perspective, Berlin, Germany.
The notion of ‘basic vocabulary’ is associated with the linguist and anthropologist Morris Swadesh, who proposed a list of 200 (and later 100) items. These lists, while widely used in historical and ...
Polis, S. (2016, February 10). Historical Linguistics. Bridging the gap between Philology and Typology in Egyptian Linguistics. Paper presented at Ancient Egyptian-Coptic in Typological Perspective, Jerusalem, Israel.
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2015, November 21). Diachronic lexical semantics in Ancient Egyptian–Coptic: The Egyptianness of basic vocabulary in Coptic. Paper presented at Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), Atlanta (GA), United States of America.
Coptic, as it comes down to us in written texts, is massively influenced by Greek in the domain of lexicon. The Leipzig-Berlin Dictionary and Database of Greek Loanwords in Coptic project has already recorded ...
Coulon, L., Elwert, F., Morlock, E., Polis, S., Razanajao, V., Rosmorduc, S., Schweitzer, S., & Werning, D. A. (2015, October 30). Towards a TEI compliant interchange format for Ancient Egyptian-Coptic textual resources. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the TEI Consortium: Connect, Animate, Innovate, Lyon, France.
Sharing digital textual resources is an actual challenge for scholars working on Ancient Egyptian-Coptic (3000 BC-1350 AD). There are two types of reasons for this: first, the different writing systems that ...
Polis, S., Rosmorduc, S., & Winand, J. (2015, August 27). Ramses goes Online. An annotated corpus of Late Egyptian texts in interaction with the Egyptological community. Paper presented at International Congress of Egyptologists XI, Florence, Italy.
The Ramses project was first introduced to Egyptologists in 2008, during the 10th interna-tional congress of Egyptologists held in Rhodes (Winand et al. in press). After eight years of IT developments (under ...
Polis, S., & Rosmorduc, S. (2015, August 27). A shared repository of hieroglyphic signs: The Thot sign-list. Paper presented at International Congress of Egyptologists XI, Florence, Italy.
The principles to be taken into consideration for building a hieroglyphic sign list have been discussed for quite some time (Schenkel 1977), and recently received renewed and additional attention (Meeks 2013 ...
Polis, S. (2015, April). The Ramses Project in interaction / Metadata and Thesauri in Ramsès / Towards a TEI pivot-format for Ancient Egyptian texts. Paper presented at Annotated Egyptian Corpora and TobBib Online - Exchange, Convergence, Shared Objectives, Berlin, Germany.
Three talks about forthcoming developments in the field of Ancient Egyptian corpus annotation.
Polis, S. (2015, March 26). Annotation des textes égyptiens et standardisation : les domaines concernés / Le codage des hiéroglyphes d’un corpus annoté : Vers un répertoire partagé des signes hiéroglyphiques / De Ramsès à Thot : Évolution des outils utilisés pour l’annotation des textes égyptiens. Paper presented at Workshop : "La Cachette, Ramsès et Thot." Partage des pratiques et des outils en vue d’une standardisation de l’annotation des données textuelles en égyptien ancien, Liège, Belgique.
Une série de communications relative
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2015, March 23). Dispreferred structures through language change: the diachrony of affix ordering in Ancient Egyptian - Coptic. Paper presented at Workshop on Verbs, Verb Phrases & Verbal Categories, Jerusalem, Israel.
Given a worldwide preference for suffixes over prefixes, why do some languages nonetheless have a macro-preference for prefixes? In this talk, we show that Ancient Egyptian-Coptic (Afroasiatic) shows a long ...
Polis, S. (2014, March 12). Questions de modélisation : histoire critique du modèle darwinien en linguistique. Paper presented at Nuove ricerche sulle tradizioni di riflessione linguistica in Europa nel Novecento, Università della Calabria, Italie.
Polis, S. (2014, February). Predicative Possession in Late Egyptian (with special attention to incipient grammaticalization processes). Paper presented at Possession in Ancient Egyptian-Coptic, Liège, Belgium.
In this talk, I provide a description of the various types of constructions used for expressing clausal (‘predicative’) possession in Late Egyptian. The corpus is comprehensively defined to include both ...
[Lttr13], Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2014, January 24). Actualités du modèle darwinien en linguistique. Paper presented at Colloque SHESL-HTL 2014 - Modèles et modélisations en sciences du langage, de l'homme et de la société. Perspectives historiques et épistémologiques, Paris, France.
Qu’est-ce qui fait courir le linguiste d’aujourd’hui ? Nul ne croit plus que l’on peut donner une réponse à cette question selon un régime monologique, quand bien même les réponses de ce type se donnent encore ...
Polis, S. (2013, September 20). Polysemy in Language Contact. Borrowing of the Greek-origin adposition κατά in Coptic. Paper presented at 46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Workshop Typology of Adposition and Case Marker Borrowing, Split, Croatia.
Adpositions tend to be highly polyfunctional. While some approaches to lexical semantics search for abstract basic meanings, recent research indicates that polysemy is probably a more insightful analysis of ...
Polis, S. (2013, August). The Ramses Corpus: Current state and future developments / Representations of texts in Ramses: Towards a TEI conversion / The SyntaxEditor in Ramses: tool and tagset / Thot: Annotating texts in Hieroglyphic, Demotic and Coptic scripts. Paper presented at Ancient Egyptian. The future of annotated corpora, Liège, Belgium.
Four lectures about the Ramses and the Thot project.
Winand, J., & Polis, S. (2012, June 15). The Ramses Project. Exploring Ancient Egyptian linguistic data using a richly annotated corpus. Paper presented at Exploring Ancient Languages Through Corpora, Oslo, Norvège.
The Ramses project — developed at the University of Liège since 2006 — aims at building a richly annotated historical corpus of Late Egyptian texts and, more broadly, of all the written material whose ...
Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2011, December 12). The Ramses Project. Linguistic annotation and corpus mark-up in Late Egyptian: Theoretical and methodological issues. Paper presented at Perspektiven einer corpusbasierten historischen Linguistik und Philologie, Berlin, Germany.
[Lttr 13], Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2011, September 09). La subjectivité : lectures critiques entre grammaire et texte. Paper presented at GRATO 2011 - 2nd International Conference on Grammar and Text, Lisbonne, Portugal.
Dans cette contribution, nous proposons une réflexion critique sur la notion de subjectivité qui constitue un « beau cas », voire un cas d’école, pour observer la manière dont la pensée linguistique opère le ...
Polis, S. (2011, May 13). Acknowledging Syntactic Gradience. Some Marginal Uses of the “circumstantial” iw in Late Egyptian. Paper presented at New Directions in Egyptian Syntax, Liège, Belgium.
Polis, S. (2011, April 05). Linguistic innovations and evolution of registers in the Deir el-Medineh community: Scribal networks and families during the 20th dynasty. Paper presented at Scribes as Agents of Language Change, Cambridge, St John's College, England.
The aim of this lecture was to investigate the relation between scribal variation and language change in pre-Demotic Egyptian, focusing more specifically on “The best case scenario in the worst cultural ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2010, November 11). On the Pragmatics of Subjectification: Emergence and Modalization of an Allative Future in Ancient Egyptian. Paper presented at GramiS – Int’l Conference on Grammaticalization and (Inter)Subjectification, Bruxelles, Belgique.
In this talk, we argue for a pragmatic basis for semantic change of the type observed in grammaticalization, viz., the conventionalization of conversational inferences (see, e.g., Bybee et al. 1994, Traugott ...
Honnay, A.-C., Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2010, July 07). The Ramses Project: Review and Perspectives. Paper presented at Informatique et Égyptologie 2010. Texts, Languages and Information Technology in Egyptology, Liège, Belgium.
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2010, June 01). A Functional Diachronic Approach to Prolepsis: The Complementation of PCU Verbs in Ancient Egyptian. Paper presented at Linguistic Perspectives on Prolepsis, Liège, Belgium.
Polis, S. (2010, April 26). Coptic kata vs Greek κατά: A Case-Study in Contrastive Semantics. Paper presented at Lexical Borrowing into Coptic, Leipzig (University of Leipzig & Max Planck Institute), Germany.
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2010, March 18). What’s being Integrated into what (and by whom)? Paper presented at Identifier et décrire l’emprunt lexical – Identifying & Describing Lexical Borrowing, Liège, Belgium.
Polis, S. (2010, March 09). Interaction between modal domains: The case of the Subjunctive in Late Egyptian. Paper presented at Conférence sur invitation à l’Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2010, February 24). Pragmatic inferencing and the rise of the go-future in Egyptian. Paper presented at Konzeptualisierung von Raum: Morphosyntax und Semantik spatialer Relatoren, Jahrestagung 2010 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft 32, Berlin, Germany.
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2010, February 23). How to get to the future without a verb of motion (or metaphors). The emergence of the Allative Future in Old Egyptian. Paper presented at Conférence sur invitation à l’Humboldt Universität, Berlin, Germany.
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2009, December 10). Navigating Polyfunctionality in the Lexicon. Paper presented at Lexical Semantics in Ancient Egyptian, Liège, Belgique.
Polis, S. (2009, September 15). Scribal Variation across Textsorten and Time. A Case-Study: Amennakhte son of Ipwy. Paper presented at Beyond Free Variation: Scribal Repertoires in Egypt from the Old Kingdom to the Early Islamic Period, Oxford, England.
Polis, S. (2009, July 24). Des relations entre texte(s) et document(s) dans les corpus en langues anciennes. Annotations et procédures d’alignement. Paper presented at Séminaire doctoral "Constitution et étiquetage de corpus", Liège, Belgique.
Polis, S. (2009, March 20). Volonté, souhait & désir. Modalité et complémentation en néo-égyptien. Paper presented at Fourth International Conference on Egyptian Grammar (Crossroads IV), Bâle, Suisse.
Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2008, May 24). Structuring the Ancient Egyptian lexicon. Paper presented at 10th International Congress of Egyptologists, Rhodos, Grèce.
Polis, S., & Winand, J. (2008, May 24). Ramses. An Annotated corpus of Late Egyptian. Paper presented at 10th International Congress of Egyptologists, Rhodos, Grèce.
Polis, S., & Stasse, B. (2008, March 22). Texte(s)-document(s) et inversement. Pour un modèle théorique fondant une philologie numérique. Paper presented at Journées d’études du groupe Intersection "Pratiques du document", Liège, Belgique.
Polis, S. (2007, December 20). Les applications de la logique modale dans l’étude des modalités linguistiques. Paper presented at Séminaire doctoral de Philosophie analytique de l’Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique.
Polis, S. (2007, February 28). La langue et le réel. Réflexions sur la motivation iconique. Paper presented at Journées d’études du groupe Intersection "Réalité et représentation", Liège, Belgique.
Polis, S. (2005, October 09). Futur et modalité : le paradigme du Futur III en néo-égyptien. Paper presented at After Polotsky. New Research and Trends in Egyptian and Coptic Linguistics, Bonn, Allemagne.

B. Conférences dans des institutions universitaires ou de recherche

Polis, S. (2021, November 09). De la matérialité à l’œuvre. La philologie digitale en égyptologie au XXIe siècle. Paper presented at De la tablette à l’écran. Avancées technologiques dans les Sciences de l’Antiquité (Séminaire doctoral Synoikismos), Liège, Belgique.
Dans cet exposé, j'explore la tension entre la dimension matérielle et la dimension textuelle dans trois projets numériques en égyptologie (le Projet Ramsès, le projet Crossing Boundaries, et le projet de la ...
Polis, S. (2021, October 19). Sur les traces d’un peintre, scribe et auteur de la XIXe dynastie : le dessinateur Pay de Deir el-Médineh. Paper presented at Conférences de la Société Française d'Égyptologie, Paris, France.
Maîtres du déchiffrement et de l’interprétation des textes hiératiques ramessides, J. Černý et G. Posener ont laissé en héritage aux générations futures le soin de regrouper les textes rédigés par un même ...
Polis, S. (2021, February 11). Les documents de Deir el-Médineh : nouvelles données dans les papyrus inédits de Turin concernant les premières grèves d'Égypte ancienne. Paper presented at Séminaire d’introduction à la recherche éyptologique : les sources documentaires, Paris, France.
Présentation de la distribution chronologique de la documentation textuelle de la nécropole thébaine au Nouvel Empire et discussion d'une série de fragments montrant que les grèves d'ouvriers remontent à des ...
Polis, S. (2021, February 04). The Empire Strikes Back. New evidence of revolts and protests under Ramesses IV in unpublished fragments of letters of the Museo Egizio (Turin). Paper presented at Uppsala University, Higher Seminar in Egyptology, Uppsala, Sweden.
Unpublished fragments of papyri containing new evidence of strikes and demonstrations under Ramesses 4 (and previous kings) were presented, discussed, and contextualized.
Klinkenberg, J.-M., & Polis, S. (2019, November 26). De la tablette d’argile à la tablette numérique : émergences et renouvèlements de l’écrit. Paper presented at Cours-conférence du Collège Belgique. De la Vallée des Rois à la Silicon Valley : les écritures, Namur, Belgique.
L’écriture a bouleversé le destin de l’humanité et a affecté sa manière de penser le monde et d’agir sur lui. Les deux cours-conférences proposent une théorie générale de cet instrument, que l'on pourrait ...
Klinkenberg, J.-M., & Polis, S. (2019, November 19). Les fonctions de l’écriture : un modèle général. Paper presented at Cours-conférence du Collège Belgique. De la Vallée des Rois à la Silicon Valley : les écritures, Namur, Belgique.
L’écriture a bouleversé le destin de l’humanité et a affecté sa manière de penser le monde et d’agir sur lui. Les deux cours-conférences proposent une théorie générale de cet instrument, que l'on pourrait ...
Polis, S. (2019, September 07). Registres graphiques et genres littéraires. Mythes et réalités d’une corrélation entre forme et contenu en hiératique ramesside. Paper presented at Registres graphiques. Questions sur la scripturalité égyptienne, Paris, France.
L'objectif de cette conférence est de présenter une méthode de description des registres graphiques dans les sources hiératiques ramessides en fonction de cinq dimensions relevant des unités segmentale (unité ...
Grotenhuis, J., Haffeman, I., & Polis, S. (2018, June 14). The Thot Sign-List (TSL). A referenced online hieroglyphic sign-list. Paper presented at Unicode meeting at the University College London, London, UK.
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2018, May 18). Semantic maps and lexical typology. Resources, tools and methods (with two case-studies targeting diachronic and areal patterns). Paper presented at FunC lectures, Leuven, Belgium.
The semantic map model is relatively new in linguistic research, but it has been intensively used during the past three decades for studying a variety of cross-linguistic and language-specific questions. The ...
Grotenhuis, J., & Polis, S. (2018, May 05). La Thot Sign-List (TSL). Construction d’une liste de signes hiéroglyphiques en ligne. Paper presented at Rencontre du groupe de contact FNRS "Égyptologie", Liège, Belgique.
Presentation of the history, data model and online implementation of the Thot Sign-list (TSL)
Polis, S. (2018, April 17). Plotting and exploring lexical semantic maps: Resources, tools, and methodological issues. Paper presented at Seminar at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
Polis, S. (2018, April 16). Diachronic and areal patterns: New applications of the semantic map model in lexical typology. Paper presented at Seminat at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2018, February 27). Lexical semantic maps in diachrony and synchrony: theoretical, methodological, and representational issues. Paper presented at Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution Talk, Jena, Germany.
The semantic map model is relatively new in linguistic research, but it has been intensively used during the past three decades for studying a variety of cross-linguistic and language-specific questions. The ...
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (2017, December 06). The Turin Papyrus Map: New Insights About a Complex History. Paper presented at Les conférences archéologiques de l'IFAO, Cairo, Egypt.
The so-called "Map of the gold mines" (P. Turin Cat. 1879) is among the most famous papyri of the Turin collection (and of ancient Egypt as a whole), but it has never been properly published, nor ...
Polis, S. (2017, March 14). Hieroglyphic encoding & hieroglyphic sign-lists. From the Ramses Project to the Thot Sign-List. Paper presented at Altägyptische Kursivschriften (AKU) Workshop, Mainz, Germany.
Based on systematic observations regarding the encoding of hieroglyphs in an electronic corpus, specifically the Ramses corpus (ramses.ulg.ac.be), the aim of this presentation was to introduce and discuss the ...
Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2017, March 10). Le Diasema. Lexical Diachronic semantic maps: Representing and explaining meaning extension. A short introduction to the project. Paper presented at Diasema Talks, Liège, Belgique.
An introduction to the main aspects of the project 'Le Diasema: Lexical Diachronic semantic maps. Representing and explaining meaning extension'.
Polis, S. (2016, December 07). Explorer la variation graphique dans les sources hiératiques de l’époque ramesside : Le scribe Amennakhte, sa main, son école. Paper presented at IIIe journée du Groupe de recherche transversal en paléographie (GRTP). Normes collectives, variations individuelles et évolution des écritures : type, style, main, Collège de France, Paris, France.
L'exposé est articulé en trois parties. Il s'ouvre sur un typologie de la variation dans les sources hiératiques du Nouvel Empire et vise à explorer les causes de cette dernière. Après quelques éléments de ...
Polis, S., & Razanajao, V. (2016, October 06). Digital editions, annotated corpora, sign-lists, metadata, data models & LOD Resources for Ancient Egyptian. A bird’s eye (and subjective) view of text related projects. Paper presented at Global Philology Project (Initial Planning Seminar), Berlin, Germany.
Polis, S. (2015, November 25). Ramses: An annotated corpus of Late Egyptian texts. Background information, recent developments and work in progress. Paper presented at Towards DARIAH-BE: a kick-off meeting with the launch of the Digital Humanities Research Community Flanders, Antwerp, Belgium.
Background information about the Ramses project and Ramses Online (http://ramses.ulg.ac.be) with a special attention to recent developments that are relevant for digital humanities in general: event sourcing ...
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (2015, September 30). Suivre la main du scribe Amennakhte dans la documentation hiératique de la XXe dynastie. Paper presented at Les conférences de l'IFAO, Le Caire, Égypte.
Le scribe Amennakhte, fils d’Ipuy, fut un personnage central de la communauté de Deir el-Médineh à la 20e dynastie : élevé au rang de Scribe de la Tombe en l’an 16 de Ramsès III, il occupa ce poste durant plus ...
Polis, S. (2015, September 29). Les mains de l'Enseignement d'Amennakhte. Reconnecter le littéraire au documentaire. Paper presented at 1re Académie Hiératique. Étude de documents hiératiques inédits. Initiation aux techniques d'édition des textes hiératiques, Le Caire, Égypte.
Dans cet exposé, je décris la redécouverte par les égyptologues de l'Enseignement d'Amennakhte en accordant une attention particulière aux mains hiératiques des scribes qui ont rédigé les témoins connus de ce ...
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (2015, September 28). À propos de l'O. Caire JdE 72460 : faut-il continuer la quête de la tombe d'une reine de la XIXe dynastie dans la Vallée des Rois ? Paper presented at 1re Académie Hiératique. Étude de documents hiératiques inédits. Initiation aux techniques d'édition des textes hiératiques, Le Caire, Égypte.
Cet exposé s'articule en trois parties. (1) Nous proposons d'abord une introduction présentant l'état de l'art sur cet ostracon, dont le texte mentionne des distances entre différents lieux de la Nécropole ...
Polis, S. (2015, September 27). Ramses Online. Un outil pour aider à l'édition de textes hiératiques. Paper presented at 1re Académie Hiératique. Étude de documents hiératiques inédits. Initiation aux techniques d'édition des textes hiératiques, Le Caire, Égypte.
Après une présentation générale des fonctionnalités de Ramses Online (http://ramses.ulg.ac.be), cette intervention vise à montrer comment l'outil en question peut être utilisé pour l'identification de textes ...
Polis, S. (2015, May 06). Towards a typology of hieroglyphic sign functions. Categorization and fluidity in the description of semiotic systems. Paper presented at Vortrag im Ägyptischen Museum, Bonn, Germany.
The understanding of the functions of the signs in the hieroglyphic writing system has been an issue ever since knowledge of this script was lost during Late Antiquity. If ancient authors like Horapollo were ...
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2014, December 11). Prohibitive strategies and prohibitive cycles in Ancient Egyptian. Paper presented at Negation in Ancient Egyptian, Paris, France.
In this talk, we present the main prohibitive/negative jussive strategies attested for each state of the language in Ancient Egyptian and we describe the grammaticalization pathways of two prohibitive ...
Polis, S. (2014, November 29). De la fonction des signes hiéroglyphiques : fluidité et catégorisation dans la description d’un système sémiotique. Paper presented at Journée du Groupe de contact FNRS -Égyptologie, Liège, Belgique.
Dorn, A., & Polis, S. (2014, October 29). The end of palaeography for identification purposes? About scribes and handwritings during the 20th dynasty: Amennakhte, his school and his colleagues. Paper presented at Deir el-Medina and the Theban Necropolis in Contact, Liège, Belgium.
Grossman, E., & Polis, S. (2014, May 14). Contexts and inferences: Hypotheses about pragmatics and grammaticalization. Paper presented at Historical linguistics meets experimental pragmatics, Jerusalem, Israel.
The goal of the talk is to put on the table for discussion ideas about the interaction between types of context and meaning change characteristic of grammaticalization. Specifically, to ask what – if any – ...
Polis, S., & Rosmorduc, S. (2014, May 10). Le projet Ramsès : état et perspectives d'un corpus annoté du néo-égyptien au moment de sa mise en ligne. Paper presented at Journée du Groupe de contact FNRS - Égyptologie, Bruxelles, Belgique.
Gillen, T. J., Polis, S., & Rosmorduc, S. (2014, May 06). Le projet Ramsès : structuration des métadonnées et gestion des formats de représentation. De l'event sourcing en linguistique de corpus. Paper presented at Réunion du Groupe de contact FNRS - Humanités numériques, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique.
Polis, S. (2014, March 25). Les chants de harpistes et de luthistes : émergence du littéraire dans l'art funéraire. Paper presented at Conférences de l'espace universitaire de Liège (module "Pensée et civilisation". Cycle 2 "Égyptologie"), Liège, Belgique.
Polis, S. (2008, November 30). Ramsès. Un corpus annoté du néo-égyptien : méthodes et objectifs. Paper presented at Séminaire de l’Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, Le Caire, Égypte.

C. Posters

Gabler, K., Greco, C., Loprieno, A., Müller, M., Polis, S., Sojic, N., Töpfer, S., & Unter, S. (2019, November 07). Crossing Boundaries: Understanding Complex Scribal Practices in Ancient Egypt. Poster session presented at 12th International Congress of Egyptologists, Cairo, Egypt.
Crossing the epistemological and methodological boundaries between traditional disciplines in Egyptology and beyond, the present project sets out to understand the life of a particular category of complex ...
Gabler, K., Greco, C., Loprieno, A., Müller, M., Polis, S., Sojic, N., Töpfer, S., & Unter, S. (2019, July 06). Crossing Boundaries: Understanding Complex Scribal Practices in Ancient Egypt. Poster session presented at 51. Ständige Ägyptologenkonferenz. „Ägyptologie und Methodik: Potenzial und Prioritäten“, Basel, Switzerland.
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Georgakopoulos, A., & Polis, S. (2017, September). Lexical Diachronic Semantic Maps. Poster session presented at International Summer School on Typology and Lexicon (TyLex), Moscow, Russia.
Lttr13, Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2012, August 30). An archaeology of 'Intersubjectivity'. Mapping conceptual splits in linguistics and beyond. Poster session presented at 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Stockholm, Suède.

D. Conférences hors contexte académique

Grotenhuis, J., Polis, S., Winand, J., Desert, L. (Other coll.), Razanajao, V. (Other coll.), Dils, P. (Other coll.), Hafemann, I. (Other coll.), Richter, S. (Other coll.), Rosmorduc, S. (Other coll.), Schweitzer, S. D. (Other coll.), & Werning, D. (Other coll.). (2020). De Thot Sign List (TSL), Een digitaal repertoire van hiëroglyfische tekens. Paper presented at - Leiden, The Netherlands.
In this paper, we present the Thot Sign List (TSL), an international project that aims at building an online repertoire of hieroglyphic signs and functions (http://thotsignlist.org/). After a brief history of ...

E-Prints/Working papers

[ Lttr 13 ], Badir, S., Polis, S., & Provenzano, F. (2013). Dénommer. Regards rhétoriques sur la terminologie linguistique. Eprint/Working paper retrieved from http://rheto13.ulb.ac.be/forum/forum-theme-10.