Indo-European Linguistics (p) (2016/2017)

Course code
4S01236
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
Sem. IB dal Nov 14, 2016 al Jan 21, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IB
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Wednesday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:50 AM lesson Lecture Hall 1.2  
Thursday 3:10 PM - 4:50 PM lesson Lecture Hall 1.3  

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.

Syllabus

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

1) Lehman, W.P., La linguistica indoeuropea, Mulino, Bologna 1999.
2) Clackson, J., 2007, Indo-European Linguistics, an Introduction, Cambridge.
3)Villar, F. Gli indoeuropei e le origini d´Europa, Bologna 2008, parte prima; parte seconda, pg. 15-198. –
4) Watkins, C. “Il proto-indoeuropeo”, in: Le lingue indoeuropee, Giacalone Ramat, A.-Ramat, P. (a cura di), Bologna 1994, pp. 45-93. –
5) Campanile, E. “Antichità indoeuropee”, in: Le lingue indoeuropee, Giacalone Ramat, A.-Ramat, P. (a cura di), Bologna 1994, pp. 19-43.
6) Further materials on the elearning plattform.

Assessment methods and criteria

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

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017