Indo-European Linguistics (p) (2017/2018)

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
Second half of Semester 1 dal Nov 13, 2017 al Jan 20, 2018.

Lesson timetable

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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

General Introduction to the comparative Grammar of theAncient Indo-European Languages
History of the Indo-European Sciences
Historical Phonology of the Ancient I.-E. Languages
HIstorical Nominal Morphology
Historical Verbal Morphology

Texts
Old Greek and Mycenean
Old Latin Inscriptions
Vedic Rituals
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Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Villar, F. Gli indoeuropei e le origini d´Europa, (Edizione 200) Mulino 2008
Clackson, James, Indo-European Linguistics. An Introduction Cambridge 2007
Lehmann, W.P., La linguistica indoeuropea, (trad. italiana Mulino 1999
Giacalone Ramat, A.-Ramat, P. (a cura di) Le lingue indo-europee Mulino 1994
P. Cotticelli Kurras (a cura di) Lessico di Linguistica. Fondato da H. Bußmann. Traduzione italiana, adattamento e revisione sulla base della 3^ edizione originale, rivista e ampliata a cura di P. Cotticelli Kurras. Edizioni dell´Orso 2007 88-7694-959-3

Assessment methods and criteria

The class is a preparation course for a better understanding to the Master class Comparative Grammar of the Indo-European languages.

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

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018