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Minor Anatolian Languages


Admission requirements

Students must have a basic knowledge of Hittite.


Although Hittite is still the best-known and therefore most important language of the Anatolian branch, the last few decades more knowledge has come about on the other, minor Anatolian languages (especially Hieroglyphic Luwian, Lycian, Lydian, and Carian), which has significantly increased their importance for doing linguistic research on the Anatolian language branch. In this course an overview of the grammatical structure (phonology, morphology, syntax) of these minor Anatolian languages will be given.

Course objectives

The goal of this course is to provide the students with knowledge of the grammatical structure of the minor Anatolian languages, and provide them with the working tools to do independent linguistic and philological research on them.

Mode of instruction

Weekly seminars combined with self-study (for which students will be given a 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

Final paper, 100%.


Yes. The reading list and other course materials will be made available through Blackboard.

Reading list

Reading list and other material will be made available through Blackboard.


Students should register through uSis. If you have any questions, please contact the departmental office, tel. 071 5272144 or
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 (first semester) or January 15 (second semester). All other students should contact the coordinator of studies

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Master Linguistics student administration, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102C. Tel. 071 5272144;