Indo-European Linguistics (p) (2013/2014)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Paola Cotticelli
Paola Cotticelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
I semestrino B dal Nov 18, 2013 al Jan 18, 2014.

Lesson timetable

I semestrino B
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:10 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  

Learning outcomes

The Historical Linguistics is dealing with a diachronic perspective of the study of the human language, i.e. with the language change through the time. In particular, is the study of the Indo-European languages represents the focus of the course. The comparative method to reconstruct the mother tongue of this family, further the comparison of the phonological and morphological structure of the different Indo-European languages together with the illustration of the most important phonetic laws, finally a brief introduction to the Indo-European culture and realia are the main topics of the course.


Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of language change.

Contents of course: Introduction to the Historical Linguistics; Introduction to Indo-European languages, culture and people; Indo-European Phonology, Nominal and Verbal Morphology.

Theaching methods: Traditional lectures and exercise classes as proper course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral examination, preceded by the presentation of a paper about a word etymology.