Alumni

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YearNameDissertationAdvisorCurrent employment
2017
Toru MinamimotoSubordinators and Supradialectal Formulas in the Dialectal Inscriptions from Mainland Greece (Excluding Attica)Brent VineAssistant for Student Affairs, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University; Part-Time Lecturer, Kyoto University, Kindai University, Osaka Shoin Women's University, and Osaka Gakuin University; as of April 1, 2020: Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University
2017
Éloïse LemayStudies in Merovingian Latin Epigraphy and DocumentsBrent VineNLU Language Engineer at Amazon Alexa
2017
Anthony YatesThe Diachrony of Lexical Accent Systems: Studies in Hittite, Indo-European, and Cupeño ProsodyCraig MelchertLecturer, Program in Indo-European Studies, UCLA; as of January 2021: Postdoctoral Researcher (Humboldt Fellow), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2017
Jesse LundquistStudies in the Prehistory of Greek EpicBrent VinePostdoctoral scholar, Wolfson College, Oxford; as of April 2021: Lecturer in Indo-European Studies, UCLA
2015
Kaspars OzoliņšRevisiting Proto-Indo-European SchwebeablautCraig MelchertResearch Associate in Old Testament at Tyndale House
2015
Elizabeth ThorntonRoman Jakobson's Rig Veda: On the Form and Function of Patterns of Lexical and Grammatical RepetitionStephanie JamisonTenure-track Assistant Professorship, Los Angeles Valley College
2015
Mattyas HuggardWh-words in Hittite: A Study in Syntax-Semantics and Syntax-Phonology InterfacesCraig MelchertAssistant Professor, Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Concordia University
2015
Ryan SandellProductivity in Historical Linguistics: Computational Perspectives on Word-Formation in Ancient Greek and SanskritBrent VineWissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Lehrstuhl für Historische und IndogermanischeSprachwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2015
Jessica DeLisiDiachronic Studies in Armenian Prosody and EpenthesisH. Craig MelchertWorld Languages Department, Milken Community Schools; Los Angeles, CA
2015
Bernhard KollerStudies in Tocharian Phonology above the Word-LevelH. Craig MelchertPost Doctoral Researcher, Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, AustrianAcademy of Sciences
2015
Timothy DempseyVerbal Reduplication in AnatolianH. Craig Melchert
2015
Chiara BozzoneA Grammar of Homeric ConstructionsBrent VineWissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin, Lehrstuhl für Historische und IndogermanischeSprachwissenschaft, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
2014
Anna PagéBirth Narratives in Indo-European MythologyJoseph F. NagyLecturer, Linguistics Department, University of Vienna
2014Christina SkeltonA Computational Approach to the History of the Greek DialectsBrent VineUniversity Affiliate, Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin
2012Randall GordonDerivational Morphology of the Early Irish Verbal NounJoseph F. Nagy
2012Moss PikeLatin -tās and Related FormsBrent VineTechnology Consultant at Knowing Technologies
2010Sherrylyn BranchawSurvival of the Strongest: Strong Verbs in the History of EnglishDonka MinkovaPrincipal Database Administrator at Campaign Monitor
2010Dieter GunkelStudies in Greek and Vedic Prosody, Morphology, and MeterBrent VineAssistant Professor of Historical Linguistics, Department of Classical Studies, University of Richmond
2010Andrew ByrdReconstructing Indo-European SyllabificationH. Craig MelchertAssociate Professor of Linguistics and Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Kentucky
2008Kanehiro NishimuraVowel Reduction and Deletion in Italic: Effects of StressBrent VineAssociate Professor, National Fisheries University, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
2007Natalie OpersteinPre-Vocalization: Phonetics and Phonology of Consonant-Triggered Glide EpenthesisVyacheslav V. IvanovInstructor, UCLA Extension
2006Aurelijus Vijūnas The Indo-European Primary t-StemsBrent VineAssociate Professor, English Department, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
2006Angelo MercadoThe Latin Saturnian and Italic VerseBrent VineAssociate Professor of Classics, Grinnell College; Chair, Department of Classics; Chair, Linguistics Concentration
2004Fabrice CavotoLes désinences personnelles en indo-européenBrent VineHead of Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse at Coop Danmark
2001Christopher WilhelmThe Origin and Development of Adpositions and Adpositional Phrases in the Indo-European LanguagesVyacheslav V. IvanovMayfield Senior School; Pasadena, CA
1999Mary L. WilsonThe Origin and Function of Female Divinity in Pre-Christian Germanic EuropeChristopher StevensLecturer, Department of History, San Jose State University
1995Mona D. ReddickA Manu Episode from the Yajur Veda with a Motif Index of Brahmana StoriesHanns-Peter SchmidtProfessor, Anthropology Department, Los Angeles Harbor College
1993Patrick McReynoldsBefore Ymir: Primal Cosmogony in Indo-European MythJaan Puhvel
1993Cheryl SteetsThe Sun Maiden’s Wedding: An Indo-European Sunrise/Sunset MythHanns-Peter SchmidtChief Operating Officer at Construct-X
1993Heidi WaltzNon-Nominative Psych-Verb Syntax in English and German: Language Change and VariationChristopher StevensLecturer in Linguistics and German, Department of Comparative Literature and Languages, UC Riverside
1992Georgios GiannakisStudies in the Syntax and Semantics of the Reduplicated Presents in Homeric Greek and Indo-EuropeanRaimo AnttilaProfessor of Historical and Indo-European Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, School of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
1992Jeffrey L. FalcoThe Malediction in Indo-European TraditionJaan Puhvel
1989Mark R. StefanovichThe Archaeology of Ethnicity: Reification, Continuity and InterpretationMarija GimbutasProfessor (Emeritus), Department of History and Civilizations, American University in Bulgaria
1989Karlene Jones-BleyThe Earliest Indo-European Burial Tradition in Neolithic IrelandMarija GimbutasAssistant Researcher, Program in Indo-European Studies, UCLA
1988Deborah W. AndersonTime in Indo-European: “Before” and “After,” “Past” and “Future”: A Linguistic Study of the Spatio-Temporal Uses of PIE *pro *apo *epi and *opiJaan PuhvelResearcher (runs Script Encoding Initiative Project), Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
1987Leigh J. HansenIndo-European Views of Death and the Afterlife as Determined from Archaeological, Mythological, and Linguistic SourcesJaan PuhvelMarlborough School, Emerita
1986Angela Della VolpeUrbs and Hillfort Nomenclature in Indo-EuropeanRaimo AnttilaProfessor of Linguistics, Department of English, Comparative Literature and Linguistics, CSU Fullerton
1985David M. WeeksHittite Vocabulary: An Anatolian Appendix to Buck’s Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European LanguagesJaan PuhvelTechnical Writer at Active Club Solutions, Inc.
1984Warren A. BrewerIndo-European Studies in Chattels TerminologyBengt Löfstedt
1983Susan N. SkomalWealth Distribution as a Measure of Prehistoric Change: Chalcolithic to Copper Age Cultures in HungaryMarija Gimbutas
1980†Jan W. PauwThe Dual Number in Indo-European: A Two Stage Development
1979Martin E. HuldAn Etymological Glossary of Selected Albanian ItemsProfessor Emeritus, Department of English, CSU Long Beach
1978Miriam Robbins DexterIndo-European Female FiguresJaan PuhvelResearch Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
1978Steven T. O’BrienThe Mortuary Practices of the Late Neolithic Peoples of Central Europe: A Study of Social Organization
1975James P. MalloryThe Indo-European Homeland Problem: The Logic of the InquiryMarija GimbutasProfessor Emeritus, Queen's University, Belfast. Archaeologist and Editior of the Journal of Indo-European Studies and Emania: Bulletin of the Navan Research Group
1975†Dorothea KennyCernunnos
1973Robert L. FisherGender Variation in Indo-EuropeanJaan PuhvelCoordinator, Bethune College Writing Centre (Recently Retired)
1973Milton M. WinnThe Signs of the Vinča Culture: An Internal Analysis: Their Role, Chronology and Independence from Mesopotamia
1973†John F. Vigorita Indo-European Comparative MetricsJaan Puhvel
1972†John A. C. GreppinInitial Vowel and Aspiration in Classical Armenian
1971Dorothy DisterheftThe Syntax of the Infinitive in Indo-European: Evidence from Indo-Iranian, Celtic, and HittitePatrick K. FordAssociate Professor, Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of South Carolina
1970Otto J. I. von SadovszkyThe Fish and the Prop: A Study in Semantic Reconstruction