PALaC

Starting date
February 1, 2018
Duration (months)
66
Departments
Cultures and Civilisations
Managers or local contacts
Giusfredi Federico
URL
http://ercpalac.info
Keyword
Anatolia, Languages, Cultures

The aim of the PALaC project is to provide a systematic and complete study of language-contact in pre-classical Anatolia, from the XVIII century BCE up the Anatolian and Syro-Anatolian cultures of the Iron ages. Language contact is a specific phenomenon present in all phases of modern and historical languages, and requires to be investigated using the language-internal methodologies of contact-linguistics. The project will provide a rigorous and complete description of the linguistic interactions in ancient Anatolia, a unique historical and geographical gateway where Indo-European, Semitic and isolated languages interacted with each other, on the ideal boundary between the East and the West. PALaC will deal with the analysis of the textual data from the different Ancient Anatolian corpora, that will be assessed both from a linguistic and from philological perspective. The final results will also be integrated in the general framework of historical and cultural contact in the Ancient Mediterranean world.

Sponsors:

Commissione Europea
Funds: assigned and managed by an external body
Syllabus: EUROPA - Progetti Europei

Project participants

Federico Giusfredi
Associate Professor
Alvise Domenico Giovanni Matessi
Research Scholarship Holders
Stella Merlin
Temporary Assistant Professor
Bartomeu Obrador Cursach
Research Scholarship Holders
Valerio Pisaniello
Temporary Assistant Professor
Research areas involved in the project
Storia e civiltà del mondo antico
Ancient history
Linguistica
Theoretical linguistics; computational linguistics
Publications
Title Authors Year
I luvi a Kaneš e i loro nomi GIUSFREDI, FEDERICO x
Questa città dei miei antenati era di Ninuāyu Giusfredi, Federico x
The population, the language and the history of Yadiya/Sam’al Giusfredi, Federico; Pisaniello, Valerio x
A GAM AG? NI in the Birth Ritual of Pittei (KBo 13.241+ rev. 22) Pisaniello, V. 2020
Assyrian camels and Luwian officials GIUSFREDI, FEDERICO 2020
Glossenkeil and Indentation on Hittite Tablets Pisaniello, V. 2020
On Old Assyrian tuzzinnum GIUSFREDI, FEDERICO 2020
KUB 37.122: A MESOPOTAMIAN LEXICAL LIST? Giusfredi, Federico; Pisaniello, Valerio 2019
Linguistic strategies in filiation formulas: data from Lycian-Greek bilingual texts Merlin, Stella; Pisaniello, Valerio 2019
On the names Iyaya and Iya and their late diffusion in the Ancient Near East Giusfredi, Federico 2019
THREE CUNEIFORM NOTES Giusfredi, Federico; Pisaniello, Valerio 2019
A contact-based study of the languages and cultures of Pre-Classical Anatolia: the project PALaC Giusfredi, Federico; Merlin, Stella 2018
Ancient Anatolian languages and cultures in contact Cotticelli, Paola; Giusfredi, Federico 2018
“Chariots” in contact: on the value of the signs *91, *92 and *94 of Hieroglyphic Luwian Giusfredi, Federico 2018
"Lahan, lahannum, DUGlahanni-: an exotic flask” Giusfredi, Federico 2018
ON PHOENICIANS IN PTOLEMAIC CYPRUS: A NOTE ON CIS I 95 Giusfredi, Federico 2018

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