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Anatolian Historical Linguistics

Course 2018-2019

Admission requirements

The student must have taken the course ‘Hittite I’.

Description

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 meaning of Anatolian for the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, the student has knowledge of the most important aspects of the linguistic prehistory of Hittite and the other Anatolian languages, and is able to independently interpret and contextualise scholarly literature on this topic.

Timetable

Linguistics bachelor

Mode of instruction

Lecture/seminar (2 hours per week)

Course Load

26 contact hours
52 hours of preparation to the classes
62 hours of preparation for the oral presentation.

Assessment method

Oral presentation (50%) and paper (50%). For both elements a pass mark is required in order to be able to pass the course as a whole.

Resit: Students who did not pass the course, can resit the exam.

Exam review

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

Blackboard

Reading list

Reader: send an email to the teacher to obtain an electronic copy, A. Kloekhorst.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

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Contact

For questions about the content of the course, please contact the teacher: Alwin Kloekhorst

Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats: osz-oa-wijkplaats@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk