INDO-EUROPEAN LINGUISTICS


Code No: 
G-LSUD 347
Credits: 
6 ECTS

Course Description

G-LSUD 347: INDO-EUROPEAN LINGUISTICS

Course Syllabus:

The course is a general introduction to the comparative study of the Indo-European languages, involving a historical overview of the field of comparative linguistics, the methodology employed, and the systematic examination of the phonological and morphological system of Indo-European, as well as related issues such as the Proto-Indo-European homeland, elements of cultural and social organization, etc.

Suggested textbooks:  

1) G.K. Giannakis, Οι Ινδοευρωπαίοι. Μέρος Α: Γλώσσα και πολιτισμός [The Indo-Europeans. Part I: Language and Culture] (Athens 2005): chapters 1,2,3,4,6,7.2,13

2) R.S.P. Beekes, Εισαγωγή στη συγκριτική ινδοευρωπαϊκή γλωσσολογία [Comparative Indo-European Linguistics] (Thessaloniki 2004): chapters 1,2,3,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,18

 Grading: 1) Final written examination, 2) Term paper (optional)

RELATED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Baldi, An introduction to the IE languages

Clackson, Indo-European linguistics

Fortson, Indo-European language and culture

Lehmann, Theoretical foundations of IE linguistics

____. Pre-Indo-European

____ (επιμ.), A reader in nineteenth century historical Indo-European linguistics

Mallory, Oι Iνδοευρωπαίοι 

Meier-Brügger, Indo-European linguistics (also German edition)

Meillet, Introduction à l'étude comparative des langues indo-européennes

------ & Vendryes, Traité de grammaire comparée des langues classicques

Schmitt-Brandt, Einfuehrung in die Indogermanistik 

Sihler, Συγκριτική γραμματική της αρχαίας ελληνικής και της λατινικής

Συμεωνίδης, Iστορικοσυγκριτική γραμματική των ινδοευρωπαϊκών γλωσσών

Szemerényi, Introduction to IE linguistics (also German edition)

Tichy, A survey of PIE (also German edition)

 

ADDITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

1. General works

Brugmann & Delbrück, Grundriss der vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen

------. Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanichen Sprachen

Gamkrelidze & Ivanov, Indo-European and the Indo-Europeans

Ramat & Ramat, The Indo-European languages

Buck, Comparative Grammar of Greek & Latin

Cowgill-Mayrhofer, Indogermanische Grammatik

Kurylowicz, The inflectional categories of IE

Hirt, Indogermanische Grammatik

Martinet, Des steppes aux océans

Haudry, L' indo-européen

------. Les indo-européens

Pedersen, The Discovery of Language

Katicic, Ancient Languages of the Balkans

Buck, A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the principal IE languages

Pokorny, Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch

Mann, An IE Comparative Dictionary

Rix, Lexikon der Indogermanischen Verben (LIV)

Benveniste, Indo-European Language and Society

Sergent, Les indo-européennes

Mallory & Adams, Encyclopedia of IE Culture

___. The Oxford introduction to PIE and the PIE world

Anthony, The horse, the wheel, and language

Schrader & Nehring, Reallexikon der indogermanischen Altertumskunde

Schmitt, Dichtung und Dichtersprache in indogermanischer Zeit

Meid (επ.), Sprache und Kultur der Indogermanen

Puhvel, Comparative Mythology

West, IE poetry and myth (ετοιμάζεται ελληνική έκδοση από τις εκδόσεις του Ιδρύματος Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών [Ίδρυμα Μανόλη Τριανταφυλλίδη])

Cardona-Hoenigswald-Senn, Indo-European and Indo-Europeans

Gimbutas, The Beginning of the Bronze Age in Europe and the Indo- Europeans: 3500-2500 BC, in Journal of Indo-European Studies 1[1973],163-214

------.Wave #1, in JIES 5[1977]; Wave #3, in JIES 8[1980]

------. Bronze Age Cultures in Central and Eastern Europe

 

2. Works on Historical Linguistics

Anttila, Historical and comparative linguistics

Coseriu, Synchronie, Diachronie und Geschichte

Γιαννάκης, Ιστορική γλωσσολογία και φιλολογία 

Hale, Historical linguistics

Hoenigswald, Language change and linguistic reconstruction

Hock, Principles of historical linguistics

Hock & Joseph, Language history, language change, and language relationship

Joseph & Janda, The handbook of historical linguistics

Lass, Historical linguistics and language change

Lehmann, Historical linguistics

McMahon, Ιστορική Γλωσσολογία. Η θεωρία της γλωσσικής μεταβολής 

Meillet, The comparative method in historical linguistics

Robins, Σύντομη ιστορία της γλωσσολογίας

 

3. Language-specific Bibliography 

Sanskrit:

Macdonell, Vedic Grammar

Whitney, Sanskrit Grammar

Wackernagel, Altindische Grammatik

Thumb & Hauschild, Handbuch des Sanskrit

Mayrhofer, Kurzegefasstes Etym. Wört. des Altindischen

------. Etym. Wört. des Altindoarischen

M.M. Williams, Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Burrow, The Sanskrit Language

Iranian:

Kent, Old Persian Grammar

Jackson, An Avesta Grammar

Reichelt, Awestisches Elementarbuch

Brandenstein & Mayrhofer, Handbuch des Altpersischen

Bartholomae, Handbuch d. altiranisch. Dialekete

------- Altiranisches Wörterbuch

Hoffmann & Forssman, Awestische Laut- und Flexionslehre

Greek:

Giannakis, G.K. et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics (3 vols.) Leiden-Boston: Brill 2014 (also online edition).

Sihler, Συγκριτική γραμματική της αρχαίας ελληνικής και της λατινικής

Smyth, Greek Grammar

Rix, Historische Grammatik des Griechischen

Schwyzer, Griechische Grammatik

Palmer, The Greek Language

Liddell-Scott-Jones, Greek-English Lexicon

Frisk, Griechisches Etym. Wörterbuch

Chantraine, Dictionnaire Etymologique de la Langue Greque

Buck, The Greek Dialects

Meier-Brügger, Griechische Sprachwissenschaft

Meillet, Aperçue d’une histoire de la langue grecque

Hoffmann, Debrunner, Scherer, Iστορία της ελληνικής γλώσσας

Xριστίδης (επ.), Iστορία της ελληνικής γλώσσας

Σταματάκος, Iστορική γραμματική της AE

Horrocks, Ελληνικά: ιστορία της γλώσσας και των ομιλητών της

Hittite:

Friedrich, Hethitisches Elementarbuch

Sturtevant, A Comparative Grammar of the Hittite Language

Puhvel, Hittite Etymological Dictionary

Kronasser, Etymologie der Hethitischen Sprache

The Hittite Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of Chicago

Carruba, Per una Grammatica ittita/Hittite Grammar

Hoffner & Melchert, A Grammar of the Hittite language (2 vols.)

Melchert, Anatolian Hist. Phonology

Latin:

Sihler, Συγκριτική γραμματική της αρχαίας ελληνικής και της λατινικής

Palmer, The Latin Language

Leumann-Hofmann-Szantyr, Lateinische Grammatik

Lewis & Short, A Latin Dictionary

Glare, Oxford Latin Dictionary

Walde-Hofmann, Lateinisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch

Buck, An Oscan-Umbrian Grammar

Baldi, The foundations of Latin

Clackson & Horrocks, The Blackwell history of the Latin language

Meiser, Historische Laut- und Formenlehre der lateinischen Sprache

Weiss, Historical and comparative grammar of Latin

Germanic:

Prokosch, A Comparative Germanic Grammar

Wright, A Grammar of the Gothic Language

Cambell, Old English Grammar

Gordon, Introduction to Old Norse

Feist, Vergl. Wörterbuch der Gotischen Sprache

Lehmann, A Gothic Etymological Dictionary

Meillet, General characteristics of the Germanic languages

Voyles, Early Germanic Grammar

Slavic:

Lunt, Old Church Slavonic Grammar

Leskien, Handbuch der Altbulgarischen Sprache

Vaillant, Manuel du vieux Slav

-------- Grammaire comparée des langues slaves

Shevelov, A Prehistory of Slavic

Comrie & Corbett (επιμ.), The Slavonic Languages

Baltic:

Stang, Vergl. Grammatik der Baltischen Sprachen

Senn, Handbuch der Litauischen Sprache

Schmalstieg, An Old Prussian Grammar

Celtic:

Thurneysen, Old Irish Grammar

Jones, A Welsh Grammar

Evans, A Grammar of Middle Welsh

Lewis-Pedersen, A Concise Comparative Celtic Grammar

Dictionary of the Irish Language

Armenian:

Mann, An Armenian Historical Grammar

Meillet, Esquisse d'une Grammaire de l'Arménien classique

Schmitt, Grammatik des klassisch-Armenisch

Hübschmann, Armenische Grammatik

Tocharian:

Sieg-Siegling, Tocharische Grammatik

Krause-Thomas, Tocharisches Elementarbuch

Van Windekens, Le tokharien confronté avec les autres langues indo- européennes

Albanian:

Meyer, Kurzegefasste albanesische Grammatik

Mann, An Albanian historical Grammar

Demiraj, Historische Grammatik der albanischen Sprachen

Orel, Albanian Etymological Dictionary

Huld, Albanian Etymologies

 

3. Journals

The Journal of Indo-European Studies (= JIES)

Indogermanisce Forschungen (= IF)

Zeitschrift für vergleichende Sprachforschung (= KZ· since vol. 100 under the title Historische Sprachforschung = HS)

Études indo-européennes

Die Sprache

Bulletin de la Société de linguistique de Paris (= BSL)

Glotta

Kratylos

Language

Diachronica

Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft (= MSS)

Indo-European Bulletin

Linguistique Balkanique

Journal of Historical Linguistics

Studies in the Greek Language

Γλωσσολογία/Glossologia

 

4. “Electronic Banks”:  TITUS and University of Texas (Austin). For more information, see Indogermanische Gesellschaft (http://www.uni-halle.de/indogerm).

 

 

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Prof... Giannakis Georgios 2310 997104 305 old building Monday 11-12.30, Wednesday 11-12.30