LgMA01 Introduction to Indo-European comparative linguistics I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc. (lecturer)
PhDr. Ondřej Šefčík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Václav Blažek, CSc.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Fri 11. 10. 11:00–16:40 J31, Fri 25. 10. 11:00–16:40 J31, Fri 22. 11. 11:00–16:40 J31, Fri 13. 12. 11:00–16:40 J31
Prerequisites
no requisitions
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The student is able to list basic branches and languages of Indo-European family; can demonstrate their mutual relativity; knows basic terminology and problematics of IE linguistics; is able to describe phonemic system of reconstructed protolanguage and to work with given literature.
Learning outcomes
The student obtains a survey of all Indo-European languages and their mutual relations. He acquaints with principles of their comparative grammar.
Syllabus
  • Methods of Indoeuropean linguistics - comparative method of discovering of common origin of Indo-european languages(Bopp, Schleicher, neogramarians, structuralims) - reconstruction of phonemic system of IE - vocalic subsystem - consonantal subsystem: labiovelars vs. palatovelars vs. velars, oppositions T vs. D vs. Dh (vs. Th) etc. - laryngeal theory - ablaut - elementary Lautsätze (Winter´s, Szemerényi´s, of palatalization, Rask´s-Grimm´s..)
Literature
  • Gamkrelidze, T. & Ivanov, V. 1984: Indoevropejskij jazyk i indoevropejcy. Tbilisi. Mallory, J. & Adams, D.Q. 1997: Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture. London.
  • LINDEMAN, Fredrik Otto. Introduction to the "laryngeal theory". Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck, 1997. 246 s. ISBN 3851246667. info
  • SZEMERÉNYI, Oswald. Introduction to Indo-European linguistics. Oxford: Clarendon, 1996. xxxii, 352. ISBN 0198240155. info
  • BEEKES, Robert S. P. Comparative Indo-European linguistics : an introduction : Vergelijkende taalwetenschap : een inleiding in de vergelijkende Indo-europese taalwetenschap (Orig.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1995. ISBN 90-272-2150-2. info
  • ERHART, Adolf. DIE INDOGERMANISCHE NOMINALFLEXION UND IHRE GENESE (The Indo-Germanic Nominal Declension and Its Genesis.). INNSBRUCK: INNSBRUCKER BEITRAGE ZUR SPRACHWISSENSCHAFT, 1993. ISBN 3-85124-636-5. info
  • SZEMERÉNYI, Oswald John Louis. Einführung in die vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft. 4,, durchges. Aufl. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1990. xxv, 370 s. ISBN 3-534-04216-6. info
  • ERHART, Adolf. Indoevropské jazyky : srovnávací fonologie a morfologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1982. 260 p. ; 2. info
  • BRUGMANN, Karl. Kurze vergleichende Grammatik der indogermanischen Sprachen [Brugmann, 1904]. Strassburg: K.J. Trübner, 1904. xxviii, 77. info
Teaching methods
lectures, drills
Assessment methods
Written examination consisting of 5 questions focusing on the basic notions of the discipline.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Credit evaluation note: Kolokvium jen pro studenty, kteří nejsou zapsáni na obecnou či indoevropskou jazykovědu.
Teacher's information
http://www.phil.muni.cz/jazyk

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