LSA 102: Anatolian and Indo-European

Anna Morpurgo Davies | session 1 | TuTh 1:30 – 3:15, 179 Stanley Hall

Hittite and Luwian are the first attested Indo-European languages. This course offers an introduction to the Second Millennium BCE Indo-European languages of the Anatolian group (Hittite, Palaic, Cuneiform Luwian/Hieroglyphic Luwian) and to some of their First Millennium descendants. The discussion will concentrate on specific problems of writing, phonology and morphology with special attention to Cuneiform and Hieroglyphic Luwian.

Reading: Selected materials available online.

Prerequisites: An interest in Indo-European and some basic knowledge of historical and comparative linguistics.

Areas of linguistics: Areal and historical linguistics; Languages of Eurasia

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