Joseph B. Voyles
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.
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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