Hittite is the language of the Hittite Empire that ruled over large parts of Anatolia and Syria from 1650-1200 BC. It is attested in some 30,000 pieces of clay tablet excavated in the Hittite capital Hattusa. It is the oldest attested Indo-European language. In this course students are offered a structural and analytical approach to Hittite grammar and texts.
1) Students will be able to independently read Hittite texts.
2) Students with an Assyriological background will be able to read these texts in the cuneiform script.
3) Students with a linguistic background will be able to read these texts in transcription, and will be able to carry out a deep linguistic analysis of the language.
The timetable will be available by June 1st on the website.
Mode of instruction
Students are expected to attend the weekly seminars of the BA course Hittite (5512V2037), where the basic grammar of Hittite is taught.
Students will be given a reading list for self-study.
Tutorials on the topics from the reading list will be given on the basis of students’ needs and interests.
time spent on attending seminars: 26 hours
time preparation of the classes: 49 hours
time for the reading list: 60 hours
time to prepare for the final paper: 145 hours
Final paper 100%
Resit: students who fail the course may resit the final paper.
This course is not supported by Blackboard.
To be purchased:
- Van den Hout, Theo (2011). The Elements of Hittite. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
The reading list will be provided at the beginning of the course.
Students should register through uSis. If you have any questions, please contact the departmental office, tel. 071 5272144 or mail: email@example.com
When registering, students that are registered for the specialisation that this course belongs to, or the Research Master, take priority. The deadline for registration is August 15. All other students should contact the coordinator of studies
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MA Linguistics departmental office, P.N. van Eyckhof 4, room 102C. Tel. 071 5272144; mail:firstname.lastname@example.org