Comparative Grammar of Classical Languages (M) (2015/2016)

Course code
4S02273
Name of lecturer
Paola Cotticelli
Coordinator
Paola Cotticelli
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/01 - HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Semestrino IIA, Semestrino IIB

Lesson timetable

Semestrino IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.5  
Wednesday 5:20 PM - 7:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  
Thursday 11:50 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall 2.1  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  

Learning outcomes

The course of Comparative Grammar of the Indo-European Languages gives an introduction in the study of the comparative study of selected grammatical categories of the ancient Indo-European languages in a diachronic perspective, particularly referring to Old Greek and Latin. The structural aspects of the development of some grammatical categories will be presented through the reading and discussion of selected texts in order to show their reconstruction for the protolanguage. The texts will be chosen among the oldest documents of some Indo-European languages such as Mycenaean Greek, Old Latin, Vedic, Gothic, Hittite and Lithuanian.

Syllabus

The course of Comparative Grammar of the Indo-European Languages describes the history and the comparison of the grammatical categories of the ancient Indo-European languages in the perspective of their reconstruction for the protolanguage. The description of some grammatical categories will be done through reading and discussing some passages of selected IE languages such as Mycenaean Greek, Old Latin, Vedic, Gothic, Hittite and Lithuanian.

Testi di riferimento:
Beekes, Robert S.P., 1995, Beekes, Comparative Indo-European linguistics: an introduction, Amsterdam
Clackson, James, 2007, Indo-European Linguistics. An Introduction, Cambridge.
Fortson, Benjamin W., 2004, Indo-European language and culture. An introduction, Malden, MA

Lehmann, W.P., 1999, La linguistica indoeuropea, (trad. italiana) Mulino, Bologna
Meier-Brügger, Michael, 20109, Meier-Brügger, Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin.

More references will be given during the lessons.

All the documents are available on the elearning plattform.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam at the end of the course and presentation of a paper during the course; for working students a written assignment on a topic chosen with the help of the lecturer.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016