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Anatolian Historical Linguistics

Vak 2017-2018

Admission requirements

Students must have knowledge of Hittite.

Description

The Anatolian language branch (to which, among others, Hittite, Palaic, Cuneiform-Luwian, Hierogrlyphic Luwian, Lycian, Lydian and Carian belong) occupies a special place within the study of Indo-European, because it has retained many archaic characteristics.

In this course, we will extensively treat the linguistic analysis of Hittite and its affiliation to the other Anatolian languages (especially Cuneiform Luwian, Hieroglyphic Luwian and Lycian), as well as the significance of Anatolian for the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European.

Course objectives

1) Students have knowledge of the most important aspects of the linguistic prehistory of Hittite and the other Anatolian languages;

2) Students are able to independently interpret and contextualise scholarly literature on this topic.

Timetable

The timetable is available on the MA Linguistics website

Mode of instruction

  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Reading list

Course Load

  • time spent on attending seminars: 26 hours
  • time preparation of the classes: 49 hours
  • time for the reading list: 60 hours
  • time to prepare for the final paper: 145 hours

Assessment Method

Oral presentation 30%

Paper 70%

The final grade consists of weighted average of the above components.

Resit: students who fail the course may resit the paper.

Blackboard

This course is not supported by Blackboard

Reading list

Reader (available from the lecturer)
A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.

When registering, students that are registered for the specialisation that this course belongs to, or the Research Master, take priority. The deadline for registration is August 15. All other students should contact the coordinator of studies

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in [English])http://hum.leiden.edu/students/study-administration/usis-english.html) and Dutch

Students other than MA Linguistics need permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

Please contact Student administration van Eyckhof for questions.