WeCIEC 29

This is the schedule of the 29th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Commonly referred to as a “West Coast Indo-European Conference” (WeCIEC), this installment took place on Nov. 3–4, 2017 at the University of California, Los Angeles and produced a proceedings volume available here.

DatePanel ChairSpeakerTalkTimeProceedings?
Nov 3, 2017Opening Remarks9:00–9:15 AM
Teigo OnishiRyan Hearn (Cornell University)Syntactic Headedness in Tocharian9:15–9:45 AM
Francesco Burroni (Cornell University)Stressing the Evidence: An OT Account of Tocharian B Stress9:45–10:15 AM
Break10:15–10:30 AM
Ian HollenbaughJoseph F. Eska (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)Celto-Germanic Lexis in Light of Laryngeal Realism10:30–11:00 AM
Jared S. Klein (University of Georgia)Semantics and Discourse: On Adversative Conjunction in Gothic11:00–11:30 AM
Thomas Motter (UCLA)The Structure of Relative Clauses in Early Germanic11:30–12:00 PM
Lunch12:00–1:30 PM
Brent VineDaniel Petit (École Normale Supérieure/École Pratique des Hautes Études)Accentual Mobility in Lithuanian and its Implications for PIE1:30–2:30 PM
Break2:30–2:45 PM
John ClaytonBenjamin W. Fortson IV (University of Michigan)The Greek 2nd Singular s-Aorist Imperative -σον2:45–3:15 PM
Andrew Merritt (Cornell University)Origin of the Greek Aorist Passive in -η-3:15–3:45 PM
Peter J. Barber (University of Oxford)Asymmetry, Neutralisation and Analogical Change in Ancient Greek3:45–4:15 PM
Break4:15–4:30 PM
Anahita HooseRiccardo Ginevra (Università per Stranieri di Siena/Universität zu Köln)The Wife of Fire and the Lover of the Waters: The Old Norse Theonym Sígyn 'she of the pouring', Vedic °sécanī- 'pouring, pouring ladle' and Celtic Sēquanā4:30–5:00 PM
Gasper Begus (Harvard University)The ruki-Rule in Vedic5:00–5:30 PM
Dieter Gunkel (University of Richmond)The accentual status of vocatives in Indo-European5:30–6:00 PM
Stephanie JamisonRemembrance: Hanns-Peter Schmidt6:00–6:15 PM
Nov 4, 2017Chengzhi ZhangLaura Massetti (Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University)Another Avatar of Mātariśvan? On the Hesychian Gloss ῎Ιθας, ῎Ιθαξ (ι 387 L.)9:15–9:45 AM
Julia Sturm (Harvard University)Prothetic /h/ Before Word-Initial /u/ in Attic: A Word-Initial Constraint9:45–10:15 AM
Break10:15–10:30 AM
Margaret EismeierLucien van Beek (Leiden University)Dialectal or Artificial Forms in Epic Greek? The Alleged Aeolism ἐσσί 'thou art'10:30–11:00 AM
Ian Hollenbaugh (UCLA)The Morphological Aorist as a Semantic Perfect: Evidence of the R̥gveda and Homer and Its Implications for PIE11:00–11:30 AM
Michele Bianconi (University of Oxford)The 'Ionic Preterites' and Hittite Revisited11:30–12:00 PM
Lunch12:00–1:30 PM
Anthony YatesPetra Goedegebuure (University of Chicago/Oriental Institute)The Universal Packagers -ant- and -a-, and Split Ergativity in the Anatolian Languages1:30–2:30 PM
Break2:30–2:45 PM
Thomas MotterAnthony Yates (UCLA)Hittite r/n-Stems and 'Proterokinesis' as Epiphenomenon2:45–3:15 PM
Phillip Barnett, Andrew Miles Byrd (University of Kentucky)A Markedly Different Solution: Perceptual Confusability Explains the Rarity of PIE */b/3:15–3:45 PM
Thomas Olander (University of Copenhagen)Connecting the Dots: The Indo-European Family Tree as a Heuristic Device3:45–4:15 PM
Break4:15–4:30 PM
Milena AnfossoTeigo Onishi (UCLA)Latin hībernus and the Development of Word-Internal *-mr- in Latin4:30–5:00 PM
Stefan Höfler (University of Vienna/Harvard University)A Look over Lat. umerus5:00–5:30 PM
Brent Vine and Craig MelchertRemembrance: Vyacheslav Ivanov5:30–5:45 PM
Closing Remarks5:45–6:00 PM

Day 1: November 3, 2017

9:00–9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Panel I, chaired by Teigo Onishi (UCLA)

10:15–10:30 AM

Break

Panel II, chaired by Ian Hollenbaugh (UCLA)

12:00–1:30 PM

Lunch

Featured Speaker, introduced by Brent Vine (UCLA)

2:30–2:45 PM

Break

Panel III, chaired by John Clayton (UCLA)

4:15–4:30 PM

Break

Panel IV, chaired by Anahita Hoose (UCLA)

6:00–6:15 PM

Remembrance: Hanns-Peter Schmidt (Stephanie Jamison)

Day 2: November 4, 2017

Panel V, chaired by Chengzhi Zhang (UCLA)

10:15–10:30 AM

Break

Panel VI, chaired by Margaret Eismeier (UCLA)

12:00–1:30 PM

Lunch

Featured Speaker, introduced by Anthony Yates (UCLA)

2:30–2:45 PM

Break

Panel VII, chaired by Thomas Motter (UCLA)

4:15–4:30 PM

Break

Panel VIII, chaired by Milena Anfosso (UCLA, Sorbonne University Paris)

5:30–5:45 PM

Remembrance: Vyacheslav Ivanov (Brent Vine and Craig Melchert)

5:45–6:00 PM

Closing Remarks