Basic knowledge of Indo-European reconstruction.
The course is an introduction to Tocharian B, an ancient Indo-European language spoken in what is now western China until appr. 1000 AD. It is known from manuscripts found on the northern edge of the Taklamakan desert. The contents of the manuscripts are often of a Buddhist nature. The course will provide an overview of the grammar of Tocharian B and of the historical development of the language, including its hostorical phonology.
At the end of the course, the participant will be able to read Tocharian B text in transcription with the help of a dictionary and he/she will be able to interpret Tocharian B data from an Indo-European perspective.
Mode of instruction
Instruction: 26 hours
Final exam: 2 1/4 hours
Weekly preparations: 52 hours
Preparation for the exam: 59 3/4 hours
Course materials will be made available through Blackboard
Course materials will be made available through Blackboard.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Prospective students, please check the Study Abroad/Exchange website for information on how to apply.
For questions about the content of the course, please contact the teacher: Michaël Peyrot
Administrations Office: van Wijkplaats: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk