Familiarity with the Indo-European phonology is required.
On the basis of knowledge acquired during the course “Indo-European Linguistics I Phonology”, we proceed to the reconstruction of Indo-European morphology.
First we will deal with methodology: how to use the evidence from various archaic Indo-European languages in order to reconstruct the original nominal and verbal paradigms. Next, the major inflection types will be treated which we assume for Proto-Indo-European, as well as its reflexes in the daughter languages.
We’ll also pay attention to various opinions concerning the details of the reconstruction.
Good knowledge of the methodology of the morphological reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European.
Good knowledge of the morphological system of Proto-Indo-European and its development into the main daughter languages.
The timetable is available on the MA Linguistics website
Mode of instruction
Students are expected to attend the weekly seminars of the BA course “Indo-Europees II” (5521V1005), where we’ll treat the morphological reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European.
Students will further be given a reading list for self-study to deepen their knowledge of the nominal and verbal morphology.
26 contact hours
52 hours for preparation of the classes
10 hours for the study of the reading list
50 hours for preparation of the exam
2 hours for the exam
A written exam at the end of the course, including a number of questions covering the reading list.
Resit: Students with a final grade of 5.0 or lower may take the resit.
Students are entitled to view their marked examination within a period of 30 days, following publication of the results of a written examination.
This course is supported by blackboard.
R.S.P. Beekes Comparative Indo-European Linguistics: An Introduction. Second Edition (John Benjamins, 2011), isbn 9789027211866
Additional exercises will be supplied.
Students other than MA Linguistics need permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.
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