Background knowledge of Indo-European linguistics.
Exchange students are allowed to follow this class if they have sufficient knowledge of Indo-European linguistics.
This course provides an introduction into Vedic Sanskrit, the language of the Vedas, especially that of the Rigveda, which is the oldest of them. Next to a survey of the synchronic phonology and morphology, we will be dealing with the major facets of Sanskrit historical grammar.
Insight into the linguistic structure of Vedic Sanskrit
Knowledge of major historical developments of Sanskrit
The timetable is available on the website of the Linguistics bachelor
Mode of instruction
Lecture / Seminar
Total course load 5 EC x 28 hours= 140 hours
Lectures: 26 hours
Assignment(s): 52 hours
Preparation exam: 60 hours
Exam(s): 2 hours
Written examination with open questions
students who fail the course may resit the exam.
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.
Blackboard will be used for:
uploading of grammatical tables and other materials
Arthur Anthony Macdonell, A Vedic grammar for students (reprinted many times; any edition may be used), will be used as a reference grammar.
Syllabi will be provided during the course (and uploaded at the Blackboard).
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on this website
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Contact information: Prof. dr. A.M. Lubotsky
E-mailaddress Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats: email@example.com
Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk