Students must have knowledge of Hittite.
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.
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.
The timetable is available on the MA Linguistics website
Mode of instruction
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
Oral presentation 30%
The final grade consists of weighted average of the above components.
Resit: students who fail the course may resit the paper.
This course is not supported by Blackboard
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
Students other than MA Linguistics need permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
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