HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

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Code
65697
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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 (with highlights on Greek, Latin and Vedic).

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.

The class willb be face-to-face plus streaming transmission.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Indo-European Myth of Hell. Indo-European Eschatology.

The student will be able to read the texts which are explained at lesson and to reconstruct the PIE roots and words.

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.

Bruce Lincoln, Indo-European Myth of Creation and Destruction, Harvard University Press: Harvard 1986.

Other books on request.

 

For students in Archaeology

Francisco Villar, Gli indoeuropei e le origini dell'Europa, Bologna: il Mulino 1997.

Bruce Lincoln, Myth, Cosmos and Society, Cambridge (Mss.): HUP 1986.

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

Exam Board

ROSA RONZITTI (President)

GUIDO GIOVANNI BORGHI

CLAUDIA CAFFI (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

The class willb be face-to-face plus streaming transmission.

LESSONS START

21th September 2020.

Attendance is highly recommended.

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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).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/05/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
27/05/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale
09/09/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

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