This is the schedule of the 15th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Commonly referred to as a “West Coast Indo-European Conference” (WeCIEC), this installment took place on Nov. 7–8, 2003 at the University of California, Los Angeles and produced a proceedings volume available here.

DatePanel ChairSpeakerTalkTimeProceedings?
Nov 7, 2003Opening Remarks8:30–8:45 AM
Paula CoeMarc Vander Linden (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique)The Roots of the Indo-European Diaspora: New Perspectives on the North Pontic Hypothesis8:45–9:15 AM
Jared S. Klein (University of Georgia)Phrasal Repetition in the Rigveda9:15–9:45 AM
Leroy Brockman (Dare Institute)Canid Taxonomies in Some Ancient Indo-European Texts9:45–10:15 AM
Break10:15–10:30 AM
Randall GordonJohn McDonald (University of Toronto)Water, Milk, Eviscerated Eyes and Severed Heads: An Iconographic Pattern in Indo-European and Near-Eastern Mythology10:30–11:00 AM
Gregory E. Areshian (Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA)Herakles, the Sun-god-warrior, Tyr, and Kerberos11:00–11:30 AM
Paul-Louis van Berg (Université Libre de Bruxelles)Daedalus, Theseus and the Others: the Melding of Indo-European and Mediterranean Traditions11:30–12:00 PM
Lunch12:00–1:30 PM
Karlene Jones-BleyE. J. W. Barber (Occidental College), P. T. Barber (Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA)Why the Flood is Universal but only Germanic Dragons Have Halitosis: Using Cognitive Studies to Help Decode Myth1:30–2:45 PM
Break2:45–3:00 PM
Natalie OpersteinSanteri Palviainen (Harvard University)The Reconstruction and Development of the i-stem Genitive Plural in West Germanic3:00–3:30 PM
Aurelijus Vijūnas (UCLA)The Latin alateiviae and the Development of Proto-Germanic *ei3:30–4:00 PM
Michael Rießler (Universität Leipzig)On the Origin of Preaspiration in North Germanic4:00–4:30 PM
Break4:30–4:45 PM
Angelo MercadoMary Bachvarova (Willamette University)Topics in Lydian Verse: Accentuation and Syllabification4:45–5:15 PM
Vyacheslav V. Ivanov (UCLA)Indo-European Anatolian Materials in Kuel-Tepe Old Assyrian Texts (22nd–18th Cent. BC): New Data5:15–5:45 PM
Conference Dinner for Speakers7:00–10:00 PM
Nov 8, 2003Aurelijus VijūnasMartin Huld (California State University, Los Angeles)Swift Horses: A Demurrer9:00–9:30 AM
Jay Friedman (UCLA)Toch. B ñerwe 'today'9:30–10:00 AM
Break10:00–10:15 AM
Jay FriedmanHope C. Dawson (The Ohio State University)On Generalization Lost and Found: -ā/-au Variation in Vedic i-stem Locatives10:15–10:45 AM
Paolo Milizia (Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”)Proto-Indo-European Nasal Infixation Rule10:45–11:15 AM
Joseph F. Eska (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)The New Look of Proto-Celtic11:15–11:45 AM
Lunch11:45–1:30 PM
Brent VineOlav Hackstein (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)From Discourse to Syntax: The Case of Compound Interrogatives in Indo-European and Beyond1:30–2:45 PM
Break2:45–3:00 PM
Jerome SiglerHans Henrich Hock (University of Illinois)Fish, Push, and Greek R + y Clusters: A Return to Danielson 19033:00–3:30 PM
Markus Egetmeyer (Université de Toulouse le Mirail)The Organization of Noun-Stems, Cases, and Endings in Ancient Cypriote Greek3:30–4:00 PM
Break4:00–4:15 PM
Maria KritikouPhilip Baldi (Pennsylvania State University), Pierluigi Cuzzolin (Università degli Studi di Bergamo)Etymological, geographical and typological dimensions of 'have' verbs in Indo-European languages4:15–4:45 PM
Silvia Luraghi (Università di Pavia)Definite Referential Null Objects in Greek and Latin, and the Relevance of Linguistic Typology for the Reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European4:45–5:15 PM
Closing Remarks5:15–5:30 PM