This is the schedule of the 20th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Commonly referred to as a “West Coast Indo-European Conference” (WeCIEC), this installment took place on Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 2008 at the University of California, Los Angeles and produced a proceedings volume available here.

DatePanel ChairSpeakerTalkTimeProceedings?
Oct 31, 2008Opening Remarks9:00–9:15 AM
Philippe GagnonBirgit Anette Olsen (University of Copenhagen)On the Indo-European Status of Determinative Compounds9:15–9:45 AM
David Goldstein (University of California, Berkeley)Wackernagel's Law in Greek: The Case of ἄν9:45–10:15 AM
Tim Barnes (Harvard University)Homeric μῶλος Ἄρηος, Hittite ḫarrai mallai: on the Etymology and Function of Ares in Mycenean, Homeric Epic and Aeolic Lyric10:15–10:45 AM
Break10:45–11:00 AM
Tim DempseyKanehiro Nishimura (Kyoto University)Vowel Deletion in Latin: A Phonological History of Its Triggering Contexts11:00–11:30 AM
Nicholas Zair (Oxford University)OIr. biid < *bʰuH-ye/o- and 'Hiatus' Verbs11:30–12:00 PM
Lunch12:00–1:30 PM
James Mallory (Queen's University, Belfast)The Anatolian Homeland Hypothesis and the Neolithic1:30–2:30 PM
Break2:30–2:45 PM
Randall GordonSilvia Luraghi (University of Pavia)The Reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European Gender System and the Anatolian Evidence2:45–3:15 PM
Eystein Dahl (University of Oslo)Reconstructing the Semantics of the Proto-Indo-European Imperfect3:15–3:45 PM
Maria Napoli (University of Pisa/University “G. Marconi”, Rome)The Impersonal Passive in Latin3:45–4:15 PM
Break4:15–4:30 PM
Jessica DeLisiBernhard Koller (UCLA)Schwa-Zero Alternations and Their Implications for Verbal Root Structure in Tocharian A4:30–5:00 PM
Hannes Fellner (Harvard University)Thoughts about u-Presents5:00–5:30 PM
Nov 1, 2008Sherrylyn BranchawOlav Hackstein (University of Munich)No Escape: The Etymology of Latin necesse 9:00–9:30 AM
Philip Baldi (Pennsylvania State University), Pierluigi Cuzzolin (University of Bergamo)The Latin Temporal Adverb semper and Its Relatives9:30–10:00 AM
Miles Beckwith (Iona College)The Latin Imperfect and v-Perfect: A Paradigm Split10:00–10:30 AM
Break10:30–10:45 AM
Anna PagéMiriam Robbins Dexter (UCLA)Ancient Felines and the Great-Goddess in Anatolia: Kubaba and Cybele10:45–11:15 AM
Martin Schwartz (University of California, Berkeley)Gāthic Serial Recursive Textual Composition and Indo-European Etymology11:15–11:45 AM
Lunch11:45–1:30 PM
Joshua Katz (Princeton University)Wordplay1:30–2:30 PM
Break2:30–2:45 PM
Bernhard KollerHans Henrich Hock (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)Labiopalatalization in Indo-European Languages2:45–3:15 PM
Sverre Johnsen (Harvard University)The Development of Voiced Labiovelars in Germanic3:15–3:45 PM
Jens Elmegård Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen)A Note on Anatolian i-Mutation ('i-Motion')3:45–4:15 PM
Break4:15–4:30 PM
Elizabeth ThorntonAdam Hyllested (University of Copenhagen)Fenno-Ugric *-š- as Laryngeal Substitution in Words of Indo-European Provenance4:30–5:00 PM
John Greppin (Cleveland State University)The Hurro-Urartian Substratum in Armenian5:00–5:30 PM
Closing Remarks5:30–6:00 PM