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
- Reading list
- 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.
Students are entitled to view their marked examination within a period of 30 days, following publication of the results of a written examination.
This course is not supported by Blackboard
Reader (available from the lecturer)
A reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Students other than MA Linguistics need permission from the coordinator of studies before enrolling.
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