HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS

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Last update 02/09/2021 16:47
Code
65697
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
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 will be face-to-face plus streaming transmission on TEAMS channel "Glottologia Antichisti".

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Indo-European Ainigmata and Riddles.

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: two tetxts out of four

 

  • M. Durante, Sulla preistoria della tradizione poetica greca (Vol. II), Roma: Edizioni dell'Ateneo 1976.
  • E. Campanile, La ricostruzione della cultura indoeuropea, Pisa: Giardini 1990.
  • Romano Lazzeroni, La cultura indoeuropea, Bari: Laterza 1998.
  • Salvatore Monda (a cura di), Anigma e griphos. Gli antichi e l'oscurità della parola, Pisa: ETS 2012.

 

PLUS:

  • Texts which will be read at class.

 

For students in Archaeology

 

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

or

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

and

  • Romano Lazzeroni, La cultura indoeuropea, Bari: Laterza 1998.
  • A selection of texts.

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TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

LESSONS

Teaching methods

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

The class will be face-to-face plus streaming transmission on TEAMS channel "Glottologia Antichisti".

LESSONS START

28 September 2021.

Attendance is highly recommended.

Online code qk9pn59

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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.