This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2020-2021
This course deals with the following themes:
1. The history of the comparative study of the Indo-European languages;
2. The principals and methods of genetic comparison;
3. The phonological system of proto-Indo-European;
4. Accenting and vocalic alternation;
5. Word structure (root, suffix, ending);
6. Nominal and verbal morphology.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of this course, the student will be familiar with the objectives and methods of linguistic comparison (especially as concerns the reconstruction of proto-languages), the theoretical basis of diachronic linguistics and the major results of the comparative grammar of Indo-European languages (in the domains of phonology, morphology and etymology).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Lectures on the theory alternating with practical applications (exercises in reconstruction and etymology).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Oral exam.
- J. Clackson, Indo-European Linguistics: an Introduction, Cambridge, 2007.
- M. Meier-Brügger, Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, 9e éd., 2010.
- B.W. Fortson IV, Indo-European Language and Culture: an Introduction, Oxford, 2e éd., 2010.