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Seminar series based in the Faculty of Classics which includes talks covering all aspects of the linguistics and philology of Indo-European languages, with special emphases on historical linguistics and the Latin and Greek languages.

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0 upcoming talks and 60 talks in the archive.

Being non-binary: gender assignment in Old High German

Tea served from 4.15

UserSheila Watts.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 23 November 2016, 16:30-17:30

Indo-European and Iranian layers of Armenian vocabulary: the case of month names

Tea served from 4.15

UserHrach Martirosyan (Vienna).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2016, 16:30-17:30

Advances in Proto-Basque Reconstruction and The Proto-Indo-European-Euskarian Hypothesis

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UserJuliette Blevins (Graduate Center, CUNY).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 26 October 2016, 16:30-17:30

Word order and the Attic Orators: towards a modern linguistic account of ancient stylistic terminology

Tea served from 4.15

UserCoulter George (Virginia).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 09 March 2016, 16:30-17:30

A diachronic perspective on the temporality of the Greek infinitive

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UserJerneja Kavčič (Ljubljana).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 24 February 2016, 16:30-17:30

Can the Greek dialects be grouped? A response to Parker and Ringe

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UserRupert Thompson and Matthew Scarborough (Cambridge).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 17 February 2016, 16:30-17:30

The syntax and semantics of -τος adjectives in Ancient Greek

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UserRob Crellin (Copenhagen).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 10 February 2016, 16:30-17:30

The family tree of Iranian and its problems

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UserAgnes Korn .

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 17 June 2015, 16:30-17:30

"A phylogenetic classification of Bantu languages and its implications for ancient migration"

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UserDr Rebecca Grollemund (Reading).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 11 March 2015, 16:30-17:30

On phylogenetic classification

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UserDr Annemarie Verkerk (Reading).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 04 March 2015, 16:30-17:30

From 'RUN' to 'HELP': Anatolian, Core Indo-European and the chronology of a semantic shift

Tea served from 16.15

UserProf. J. L. García Ramón (Cologne).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 11 February 2015, 16:30-17:30

Scribes, 'scribes' and language contact in Greco-Roman Egypt

Tea served from 16.15

UserMartti Leiwo (Helsinki).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 19 November 2014, 16:30-17:30

Types of Greek interference in Latin medical translations

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UserDavid Langslow (Manchester).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 12 November 2014, 16:30-17:30

Monolingual bilinguals? Exploring Greek-Latin code switching with Fronto and friends

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UserAlex Mullen (Oxford).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 29 October 2014, 16:30-17:30

Greek-Turkish language contacts in the Ottoman Empire: ways of verbal integration

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UserMark Janse (Gent/Oxford).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 22 October 2014, 16:30-17:30

Greek disguised as Romance? Interpreting language convergence and divergence in terms of parameter hierarchies

Tea served from 16.15

UserAdam Ledgeway (Cambridge).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 15 October 2014, 16:30-17:30

An LFG analysis of the Latin reflexive

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UserMarius Johndahl.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 06 November 2013, 16:30-17:30

'Formal syntax and language phylogeny

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UserPino Longobardi.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 30 October 2013, 16:30-17:30

The ab urbe condita construction in Latin - an LFG account

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UserDag Haug.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 23 October 2013, 16:30-17:30

Greek in Egypt, a heavyweight minority language

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UserMarja Vierros (Helsinki/New York University).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 27 February 2013, 16:30-17:30

Latin as a minority language in late Roman Britain

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UserPaul Russell (ASNAC, Cambridge).

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 20 February 2013, 16:30-17:30

How many languages were spoken in the ancient world?

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UserJames Clackson, Cambridge.

House1.11 Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 06 February 2013, 16:30-17:30

LATIN CLITICS AND LATIN WORD ORDER

Please note - timings still unknown

UserDr Giuseppe Pezzini (Oxford); Prof. Peter Kruschwitz (Reading).

HouseRoom to be announced Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 23 May 2012, 15:00-19:00

INDO-IRANIAN REFLEXES OF INDO-EUROPEAN STATIVES

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UserDr Ilya Yakubovitch, Oxford.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 09 May 2012, 16:30-17:30

"Progress in Mycenaean Studies"

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UserProf. John Bennet, Sheffield.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 29 February 2012, 16:30-17:30

"Progress in Mycenaean Studies"

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UserDr Helena Tomas, University of Zagreb.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 15 February 2012, 16:30-17:30

"Progress in Mycenaean Studies"

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UserDr Jörg Weilhartner, Austrian Academy of Sciences.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 01 February 2012, 16:30-17:30

Official prescriptive texts in Republican Italy : a diaphasic koiné ?

Tea served from 4.15

UserEmmanuel Dupraz (Rouen).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 23 November 2011, 16:30-17:30

South Picene and Sabine

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UserVincent Martzloff (Paris).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 09 November 2011, 16:30-17:30

Listening not maybe to Virgil, but to the peoples of Italy

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UserMichael Crawford, London.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 12 October 2011, 16:30-17:30

Images and letters: the colourful world of painted Greek vase-inscriptions

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UserMr Georg Gerleigner.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 01 December 2010, 16:30-17:30

The IE Influence on Modern Semitic Languages

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UserSpeaker to be confirmed.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 17 November 2010, 16:30-17:30

Writing in Late Bronze Age Cyprus

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UserDr Philippa Steele.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 03 November 2010, 16:30-17:30

Runic Germanic: A reading seminar

Repeats weekly at same time until end of term

UserTorsten Meissner.

HouseRoom 2.08, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 05 May 2010, 16:30-17:30

To be confirmed

Please note this talk will take place on a Friday, and the earlier time

UserProf. José Luis García Ramón (Cologne).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockFriday 27 November 2009, 15:30-16:30

Sabrina in the Thorns: place names as evidence for language in sub-Roman Britain

UserDr David Parsons (Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic studies, Aberystwyth).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 11 November 2009, 16:30-17:30

Numerals and personal names in Ancient Italy

UserProf. Paolo Poccetti (Roma - Tor Vergata).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 04 November 2009, 16:30-17:30

The Syntax of Celtic Place Names

UserDr Oliver Padel (Cambridge and Lower Newton).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 21 October 2009, 16:30-17:30

Women's names in Greek and Latin

UserProf. Karin Stüber (Zurich).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 14 October 2009, 16:30-17:30

The Greek Alphabet on the Edges: Geographic and Cultic

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UserRoger D Woodard, Buffalo New York.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 11 March 2009, 16:30-17:30

Absolute on the rocks?: Participial concord in Roman Egypt

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UserPatrick James, Cambridge.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 18 February 2009, 16:30-17:30

Between tradition and linguistic reality: the riddle of Macedonian

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UserWojciech Sowa, Krakow.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 04 February 2009, 16:30-17:30

Gallia Graeca: mapping the linguistic landscape of Southern Gaul

Tea served from 4.15

UserAlex Mullen, Cambridge.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 21 January 2009, 16:30-17:30

Do the preterite and the perfect mean the same? Some remarks on the Vilamovicean verbal system from a grammaticalization perspective

Tea served from 4.15

UserAlexander Andrason, University of Iceland.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 03 December 2008, 16:30-17:30

Grammatical vs. concrete use of cases in ancient Indo-European languages

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UserProf Heinrich Hettrich, Würzburg.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 19 November 2008, 16:30-17:30

Cycles of negation

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UserDr David Willis, Cambridge.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 12 November 2008, 16:30-17:30

'So, well then, I therefore argue.....'. Text structuring devices in Ancient Greek

Tea served from 4.15

UserProf. Gerry Wakker, University of Groningen.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 22 October 2008, 16:30-17:30

Greek relative clauses: Homer and his speakers

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UserDr Philomen Probert, Wolfson College, Oxford.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 15 October 2008, 16:30-17:30

The position of Bactrian amongst the Iranian languages

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UserFrançois de Blois (SOAS).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 14 May 2008, 16:30-17:30

Deciphering Bactrian: from script to syntax

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UserNicholas Sims-Williams.

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 07 May 2008, 16:30-17:30

Some interesting manifestations of the subgrouping dilemma in Armenian

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UserBert Vaux (Cambridge).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 05 March 2008, 16:30-17:30

Aspect in Armenian

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UserDaniel Kölligan (Oxford).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 20 February 2008, 16:30-17:30

The chronology of Classical Armenian. Early linguistic splits.

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UserJos Weitenberg (Leiden).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 06 February 2008, 16:30-17:30

The Augment in Classical Armenian

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UserCharles de Lamberterie (University of Paris IV, Sorbonne).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 23 January 2008, 16:30-17:30

The Gaulish Inscription of Rom (Deux-Sèvres)

Tea served from 4.15

UserAlderik Blom (Cambridge).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 28 November 2007, 16:30-17:30

Aspects of Definiteness in Ancient Greek

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UserMaria Napoli (Pisa).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 21 November 2007, 16:30-17:30

Animacy, definiteness and case in Asia Minor Greek

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UserMark Janse (Ghent/ All Souls’ Oxford).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 14 November 2007, 16:30-17:30

Comparing the sounds of accents of English, past and present

Tea served from 4.15

UserApril McMahon (Edinburgh).

HouseRoom 1.11, Classics Faculty.

ClockWednesday 24 October 2007, 16:30-17:30

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