Conference Program


The Twenty-eighth Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference will be held on Friday-Saturday November 11-12, 2016 on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles in Royce Hall, Room 314. Invited speakers are Melanie Malzahn of the University of Vienna and Donca Steriade of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.



Preliminary Program


A list of conference speakers and (provisional) titles is presented below. Speakers are strongly encouraged to submit a revised  abstract (in PDF form) by 1 October  2016 for publication on line; for instructions on submitting a revised abstract, click here. The complete program, including abstracts for all presenters, will be posted here after October 1.


Francesco Burroni, Cornell University Cutting Roots: PIE *kerh1/3, PIE *(s)ker, and the Umbrian month name Çersiaru
Andrea Lorenzo Covini, Università per Stranieri di Siena / Universität zu Köln Hitt. ašāš–ḫḫi 'to seat, settle'
Margaret L. Eismeier, UCLA The Color of Blood in Hittite Religious Ritual: An Interpretation of the Pāpanikri Ritual
Hannes Fellner, University of Vienna Notes on Verbal Governing Compounds in Tocharian
Riccardo Ginevra, Università per Stranieri di Siena / Universität zu Köln Old Norse Brokkr, Sanskrit Bhr̥gu–, and PIE *(s)bhr̥h2eg- 'crackle, roar'
David Goldstein, UCLA Variation versus change: Clausal clitics between Homer and Herodotus
Chris Golston, CSU Fresno Binarity and the Greek Recessive Accent
Mark Hale, Concordia University The Sequencing of so-called 'Second-Position' Elements
Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen, University of Copenhagen Structure, form and function of PIE primary deverbal i–stems
Ian Hollenbaugh, UCLA Synchronic and Diachronic Derivation of Greek n– and nt–stem Nominative Singular Formations
Sampsa Holopainen, University of Helsinki On the stratification of Indo-Iranian borrowings in the Uralic languages
Joshua T. Katz, Princeton University Toward an Indo-European Commentary on Hesiod
Paul Kiparsky, Stanford University Cyclic and non-cyclic ablaut and accent
Jared S. Klein, University of Georgia Synchronic and Comparatrive Remarks on Some Lesser-Studied Features of Relativization in the Rigveda
Bernhard Koller, University of Vienna On the Internal Structure of the Tocharian A Comitative Suffix
Tyler Lau, UC Berkeley The Role of Frequency in Morphological Class Shift: A Case Study in Romance
John J. Lowe, University of Oxford Sanskrit –tr̥– (PIE *–ter–/–tor–) and the periphrastic future
Jesse Lundquist, UCLA Does tvátpitāraḥ = εὐπάτωρ?
Marek Majer, Harvard University *dьl-gъ 'long' : *dьl-jьš- 'longer' and other Caland phenomena in the Slavic comparative
Melanie Malzahn Indo-European and Indo-Europeanists – The First Two Hundred Years of Indogermanistik
Teigo Onishi, UCLA and Kanehiro Nishimura, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies On Flammifer-type Compounds in Italic
Julia Sturm, Harvard University ἵστωρ and ἑορτή: The Rough-Breathing Reflex of Greek *u̯
Donca Steriade TBA
Anthony D. Yates, UCLA and Sam Zukoff, MIT Morphophonological innovations and constraint re-ranking in Anatolian reduplication



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