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Anatolian Historical Linguistics


Admission requirements

The student must have taken the course ‘Hittite I’.


The Anatolian language branch (to which, among others, Hittite, Palaic, Cuneiform-Luwian, Hierogrlyphic Luwian, Lycian, Lydian and Carian belong) occupies a special place within the study of Indo-European, because it has retained many archaic characteristics.
In this course, we will extensively treat the linguistic analysis of Hittite and its affiliation to the other Anatolian languages (especially Cuneiform Luwian, Hieroglyphic Luwian and Lycian), as well as the meaning of Anatolian for the reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, the student has knowledge of the most important aspects of the linguistic prehistory of Hittite and the other Anatolian languages, and is able to independently interpret and contextualise scholarly literature on this topic.



Mode of instruction

Lecture/seminar (2 hours per week)

Course Load

26 contact hours
39 hours of preparation to the classes
75 hours of preparation for the oral presentation.

Assessment method

Oral presentation.



Reading list

Reader: send an email to the teacher to obtain an electronic copy, A. Kloekhorst.


Enrollment through uSis for the course and the examination or paper is mandatory.

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