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Historical Grammar of Sanskrit

Course
2022-2023

Admission requirements

The student should have a good knowledge of Sanskrit grammar, for instance because of having followed the course Vedic Sanskrit.

Description

This course will deal with the major facets of Sanskrit historical grammar in the field of phonology and morphology. We will discuss the way Sanskrit developed out of the Proto-Indo-European ancestor language, how Sanskrit relates to other Indo-European languages, and in what way Sanskrit can be used for reconstructing Proto-Indo-European.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, students are expected to have knowledge of the historical grammar of Sanskrit phonology and morphology, and to be able to use this knowledge to predict the Sanskrit outcome of Proto-Indo-European reconstructions and to reconstruct the Proto-Indo-European ancestor of Sanskrit words.

Timetable

The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Seminars: two times per week a 2-hour session.

Assessment method

Assessment

Final written exam with open questions (graded 1-10)

Weighing

The course grade (1-10) is determined 100 % by the final exam.

Resit

Students who fail the course may resit the exam.

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.

Reading list

Syllabi will be provided during the course and uploaded to [Brightspace] (https://brightspace.leidenuniv.nl/)

Registration

Enrolment through My Studymap is mandatory

Contact

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Remarks

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