Knowledge of the basic Indo-European sound laws and the basics of Indo-European morphology.
In this course we will be concerned with the methodology and results of reconstructing Indo-European verbal morphology. Some of the questions to be answered are: Which tenses and moods must be reconstructed for the proto-language? How do the tenses relate to each other? How many sets of endings can be reconstructed? How precisely can we reconstruct Proto-Indo-European paradigms? How old is the augment? Can the Anatolian and Tocharian verbal systems be derived from the Graeco-Aryan verbal system?
The focus will be on methodological issues, on reconstructing bottom-up, starting from the attested forms in the major Indo-European languages.
At the end of the course, participants will be familiar with many aspects of state-of-the-art research into Indo-European verbal morphology and the dominant theories in the field. They will have developed the skills to critically assess scholarly literature on the subject of Indo-European verbal morphology.
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Mode of instruction
- Lectures and seminars.
Contact hours (lectures, seminars): 26 hours
Weekly preparations and homework: 52 hours
Assignments, incl. final paper: 202 hours
The final grade will be awarded on the basis of an oral presentation during the course (25%) and a final paper (75%).
Resit: students who fail the course paper are allowed to resubmit their improved paper once. Papers handed in after the deadline will not be graded and cannot be resat. Presentations cannot be resat.
Resit: students who fail a course paper are allowed to resubmit their improved paper once. Papers handed in after the deadline will not be graded and cannot be resat. Presentations cannot be resat.
Inspection and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
The literature to be read will be announced during the course. It will consist of articles and book chapters in English, German and French.
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