Familiarity with Indo-European phonology is required, e.g. by completing the course Indo-European
Phonology or Indo-European Linguistics 1. In case of doubt, please contact the teacher.
This course is a continuation of and builds on Indo-European Linguistics 1. We will treat the structure of the Indo-European word and study the reconstruction of nominal endings and paradigms, with a focus on the relation between lexical accent and ablaut. Special topics are the categories gender and number in Indo-European, nominal composition, and derivation. We will conclude with a reconstruction of the pronominal system. Two recent articles on PIE nominal morphology are discussed during separate reading sessions.
Knowledge of the morphological system of the Proto-Indo-European noun and pronoun, 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 morphology and its pitfalls.
Application of the principles of reconstruction.
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
- Written examination with short open questions
There is a resit option.
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 be organized.
Clackson, James. 2007. Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press. (ISBN 9780521653671)
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.
Both can be accessed online through the library website. Students must possess a printed copy of these works and bring this to class.
The articles to be discussed in the reading sessions will be communicated during the first class.
A syllabus with exercises and the presentations used during class will be made available through [Brightspace].(https://Brightspace.leidenuniv.nl)
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