Familiarity with Indo-European phonology is required, e.g. by completing the course Indo-European Phonology or Indo-European Linguistics I. Familiarity with Indo-European nominal morphology as treated in the course Indo-European Linguistics II (Noun) is recommended. In case of doubt, please contact the teacher.
This course is a continuation of and builds on Indo-European Linguistics I and II (Noun). We will treat the different categories of the Indo-European verb and the corresponding stems and endings. Topics include the thematic present, modal categories, and the perfect, middle and stative.
Knowledge of the morphological system of the Proto-Indo-European verb, including the categories and paradigms.
Knowledge of the developments of this system in the main daughter languages.
Insight into the methodology of the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European verbal morphology and its pitfalls.
Application of the principles of reconstruction.
Mode of instruction
Total course load 5 EC x 28 hours = 140 hours
Classes: -Lectures: -Workgroups/tutorials: 26 hours
Exam(s) -(Written) Examination(s): 4 hours - Paper(s):
Studying: class preparation and reading 78 hours
Other components: exam preparation 32 hours
- A mid-term and a final written examination with short open questions.
- The mid-term exams counts for 20% and the final exam counts for 80% of the final mark.
There is one resit option for 100% of the final mark.
Inspection and feedback
If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will be organized.
Robert Beekes. 2011. Comparative Indo-European linguistics. An introduction. Amsterdam: John Benjamins
Clackson, James. 2007. Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
Lundquist, J. and Yates, A. 2017. “Indo-European Morphology”. In: J. Klein, B. Joseph, M. Fritz (eds.), Handbook of Comparative and Historical Indo-European Linguistics, Volume 3, pp. 2079-2195.
All literature is digitally available through the university library. In physical classes the relevant literature is to be brought in printed form (as a book or as print-outs).
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