HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

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Code
65697
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9023 ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY (LM-15) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ANCIENT STUDIES: ARCHAEOLOGY, PHILOLOGY AND LITERATURES, HISTORY)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course of Historical Linguistics analyzes the concept of Proto-Indo-European and linguistic reconstruction.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at acquainting the student with reconstruction and critical analysis of textes written in ancient Indo-European Languages.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will be able to reconstruct roots, morphemes, suffixes and phrases in Proto-Indo-European.

PREREQUISITES

A good knowledge of Greek and Latin. The textes will be read in the original languages.

Teaching methods

Textes are read and discussed in the class. Students are incouraged to partecipated, translate and comment them.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The chariot in ancient India and Greece: comparing the Phaidros by Platon with Parmenides and the Katha Upanisad.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography for 6 cfu

M. Durante, Sulla preistoria della tradizione poetica greca, Roma: Edizioni dell'Ateneo 1976.

E. Campanile, La ricostruzione della cultura indoeuropea, Pisa: Giardini 1990.

A. Parpola, The Nasatyas, the Chariot and Proto-Aryan Religion, in Journal of Indological Studies Nos. 16-17 (2004-2005), pp. 1-63.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Tuesday, 10-11. Istituto di Glottologia, Balbi 4, third floor.

Exam Board

ROSA RONZITTI (President)

CLAUDIA CAFFI

GUIDO GIOVANNI BORGHI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Textes are read and discussed in the class. Students are incouraged to partecipated, translate and comment them.

LESSONS START

2th october 2018

ORARI

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EXAMS

Exam description

The exam will be oral. The student is requested to know text, translation and glottological comments which has been explained in the classes and to show a good knoledge of the books by Campanile and Durante.

Assessment methods

The exam will be scored 15/30 (class work) plus 15/30 (individual work).

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are requested to meet the teacher at leas once before the exam.