Programmes 2014

Indo-European Programme I

The first Indo-European programme (which presupposes no previous knowledge of Indo-European linguistics) will consist of four courses: Historical Grammar of Tocharian, The Hittite Language, Reading Tocharian texts, and an Introduction to Proto-Indo-European Phonology and Morphology. The students may of course also choose a course from other programs (Germanic, Iranian or Caucasian).

Indo-European Programme II

The second Indo-European Programme will consist of four courses: The Homeric Kunstsprache, Indo-European Syntax, The Glottalic Theory, and Indo-European Mythology.

Semitic Programme

The Semitic programme will consist of four courses: Ugaritic, Biblical Hebrew, Neo-Aramaic, and Historical Grammar of Arabic. For some of the students, the course "The Structure of Iraqw, in a Cushitic and a typological perspective" from the Descriptive Linguistics programme may also be of interest.

Indological Programme

The Indological programme will consist of four courses: Features of Vedic Poetry, The syntax of Vedic Prose, Readings in anonymous Śaiva Literature, and Royal Encomiums in the Raghuvamśa and in early mediaeval Sanskrit inscriptions.

Russian Programme

The Russian Programme will consist of three courses: Master Class Active Russian (slot 1 and 2 in week 1), Masterclass Techniques for Interpreters Dutch-Russian or English-Russian (slot 1 and 2 in week 2) and the Master Class Russian Literature: Just outsite the literary canon (slot 3 and 4 in week 1 and 2).

Descriptive Linguistics Programme

The Descriptive Linguistics Programme will consist of four courses: The structure of Iraqw, Typology of Focus, Tone: Fieldwork and analysis, and Technology for Linguistic Fieldwork.