Program

Courses and instructors:

Course 1 = Indo-European Phonology (Martin J. Kümmel, Jena)

Course 2 = Nominal Categories (Thomas Krisch, Salzburg)

Course 3 = Verbal Categories (Leonid Kulikov, Pavia)

Course 4 = Reconstructing Proto-Indo-European Syntax (Daniel Petit, Paris)

Course 5 = The homeland of the Indo-Europeans (James Mallory, Belfast)

Invited Lecture = Russell Gray (Jena MPI), A new hybrid hypothesis for the origin and spread of the Indo-European languages

Course Schedule

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Meet our instructors:

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Martin J. KÜMMEL is professor of Indo-European linguistics at the Univeristy of Jena.


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Thomas KRISCH is professor for historical-comparative and general linguistics at the University of Salzburg. His main research interest is the connection of the two fields of research. In particular, he has published on Proto-Indo-European syntax and on Vedic lexicography.


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Leonid KULIKOV is a Marie Curie fellow at the University of Pavia (since 2017). He is the author of The Vedic -ya-presents: Passives and intransitivity in Old Indo-Aryan (2012), and the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics (de Gruyter). His research focuses on the diachronic typology of transitivity, oblique subjects, voice and valency-changing categories as well as on Vedic philology and grammar and a translation of the Atharvaveda.


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Daniel PETIT is professor of Greek and Indo-European Linguistics at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris) since 2003, director of studies of Baltic and Indo-European Linguistics at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris) since 2011, and vice-president of the Indogermanische Gesellschaft since 2016.Domains of research : Ancient Greek, Baltic languages, Indo-European linguistics, History of Indo-European linguistics, Historical syntax.
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J P (Jim) MALLORY is Professor Emeritus of Prehistoric Archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast. He holds a PhD in Indo-European Studies (1975) from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the author of In Search of the Indo-Europeans (1989), joint editor of the Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture 1997), co-author of The Oxford Introduction to Proto-Indo-European and The Proto-Indo-European World (2006) and is the current editor of the Journal of Indo-European Studies.


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Russell David Gray is an evolutionary biologist and psychologist working on applying quantitative methods to the study of cultural evolution and human prehistory. He worked as a professor at the University of Auckland, located in New Zealand. In the summer of 2014, Russell D. Gray was appointed director of a new Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History along with Johannes Krause.

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Third edition (7-12 September 2015)

Course 1 = Anatolian (H. Craig Melchert, UCLA)

Course 2 = Germanic (Ulrich Geupel, Marburg)

Course 3 = Slavic (Hanne Martine Eckhoff, Tromsø)

Course 4 = Italic (Karin Westin Tikkanen, Gotheborg)

Course 5 = Languages and molecular anthropology (Brigitte Pakendorf, CNRS)

Invited lecture = Impact of contact: Jewish Tat, an Iranian outlier in the Caucasus (Gilles Authier EPHE)

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