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Joseph B. Voyles
LING 404
Seattle Campus


Overview of the Indo-European languages, of comparative method, and of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of reconstructed Indo-European. Grammatical analyses and texts from various attested ancient and modern Indo-European languages, selected according to the interests of the students.

Class description

Winter 2001 - The course begins with a brief overview of the Indo-European languages and the principles of comparative method and reconstruction. Then the reconstructed phonology of Indo-European is given with a description of the main changes into the major Indo-European language families. Then the morphology and some of the basic syntax of Indo-European are treated. During the latter part of the course each student presents a basic outline of one Indo-European language, either contemporary or ancient, in a report to the class. Grading will be based on a brief midterm, a final and the report on the student's chosen language.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sojourner Truth
Date: 10/16/2000