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East Coast Indo-European Conference

Friday, June 15, 2018
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
2255 North Quad Map
The University of Michigan will be hosting the 37th East Coast Indo-European Conference beginning on the morning of Friday, June 15 and concluding at midday on Sunday, June 17. The conference will feature thirty papers in the various subfields of Indo-European linguistics and comparative philology. Specialists not only from other U.S. and Canadian institutions, but also from Europe and Asia will be presenting.

This event is open and free to the public.

Thursday, June 14
5:00–6:30 Reception, Department of Classical Studies Library, 2175 Angell Hall, 435 S. State St.

Friday, June 15
8:30–9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:05 Opening remarks

Session I
9:05–9:35 Simon Poulsen (University of Copenhagen), “Proto-Norse apocope: The Trollhättan II and Reistad inscriptions revisited”

9:35–10:05 Ronald Kim (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, and Charles University,
Prague), “Old English cyme and the PIE aorist optative in Germanic”

10:05–10:35 Birgit Anette Olsen (University of Copenhagen), “Coming of age in Indo-European”
10:35–11:00 Coffee break

Session II
11:00–11:30 Angelo Mercado (Grinnell College), “Rhythm in Italic carmina”
11:30–12:00 Olav Hackstein (University of Munich), “On Arbor”
12:00–12:30 Michael Weiss (Cornell University), “Pig, cake, and sun: Observations on the Iúvila inscriptions”

12:30–2:30 Lunch break

Session III
2:30–3:00 Thomas Motter (UCLA), “The First Compensatory Lengthening in Ancient Greek”
3:00–3:30 Andrew Merritt (Cornell University), “Origin of the Greek aorist passive in -θη-”
3:30–4:00 Jeremy Rau (Harvard University), “Studia Graeca”

4:00–4:30 Coffee break

Session IV
4:30–5:00 Sasha Nikolaev (Boston University), “Deep waters: The etymology of Vedic gabhīrá-”
5:00–5:30 Dieter Gunkel (University of Richmond), “Surprising localizations of metrical word types in the Rigveda”
5:30–6:00 Stephanie Jamison (UCLA), “A golden amulet in Vedic and Avestan”

Saturday, June 16
8:30–9:00 Continental Breakfast

Session V
9:00–9:30 Joe Eska (Virginia Tech University), “Pandryv nessa ny won fest ‘What thing is next I don’t quite know’: Prolegomena to the diachrony of Cornish syntax”
9:30–10:00 Mark Hale (Concordia University), “I interrupts this letter to trigger some anxieties about clitics in Latin [sic]”
10:00–10:30 David Goldstein (UCLA), “Ennius fr. 550 and the history of Latin atque”

10:30–11:00 Coffee break

Session VI
11:00–11:30 Georges Pinault (École pratique des hautes études), “Tocharian taxonomy of wealth in Indo-European perspective”
11:30–12:00 Tao Pan (University of Munich), “Miscellanea Tocharica”
12:00–12:30 Hannes Fellner (University of Vienna), “Polar life in the Tarim Basin”

12:30–2:30 Lunch break

Session VII
2:30–3:00 Joshua Katz (Princeton University), “Hesiodica”
3:00–3:30 Timothy Barnes (University of Hawaii), “Pindarica”
3:30–4:00 Stefan Höfler (Harvard University), “The Caprice of O...: On a Proto-Indo-European substantivization type and its excesses in Ancient Greek”
4:00–4:30 Coffee break

Session VIII
4:30–5:00 Andrew Byrd and Phil Barnett (University of Kentucky), “An experimental look at the rarity of PIE */b/”
5:00–5:30 Tony Yates (UCLA), “Some basics of Indo-European phonology”
5:30–6:00 Slava Gorbachov (University of Chicago), “Thoughts on the origin of the ‘animacy’/‘virility’ category in Slavic”

Sunday, June 17

8:30–9:00 Continental Breakfast

Session IX
9:00–9:30 Elisabeth Rieken (University of Marburg), “A new Anatolian etymology”
9:30–10:00 Kazuhiko Yoshida (Kyoto University), “Some old morphological features of Hittite imperatives”
10:00–10:30 Alan Nussbaum (Cornell University), “More -t-, anyone?”
10:30–11:00 -t- break

Session X
11:00–11:30 José Luis García Ramón (University of Cologne), “From the files of/for a new Mycenaean grammar”
11:30–12:00 Jared Klein (University of Georgia), “Homeric Greek νῦν and νυ”
12:00–12:30 Brent Vine (UCLA), “Greek στωμύλος ‘chatty’”
Building: North Quad
Event Type: Conference / Symposium
Tags: Classical Studies, conference, European, Interdisciplinary, Language, Literature, symposium
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Classical Studies, Department of Middle East Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of Linguistics
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