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Appointment of Anthony Yates to the faculty of PIES and NELC

Published: June 29, 2022

Anthony Yates (currently at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich) will be joining the faculty of the Program in Indo-European Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in January 2023 (as Assistant Professor), subject to final approval by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Personnel.

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Professor Stephanie Jamison gives Georg Bühler Lecture at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

Published: May 16, 2022

Professor Stephanie Jamison will be giving a talk “What Would a Vedic Lawcode Look Like?” as part of the Georg Bühler Lecture Series at the Austrian Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, May 24 at 8:00 AM PDT (5:00 PM CET). The online lecture may be followed via live stream; to register, please go to: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/veranstaltungen/anmeldung/buehler-lectures-vedic-lawcode….

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Elisa Migliaretti & Paolo Sabattini win Indogermanische Gesellschaft awards for outstanding Master’s theses in Indo-European studies

Published: March 22, 2022

Program in Indo-European Studies graduate students Elisa Migliaretti and Paolo Sabattini have both won awards for outstanding Master’s theses in Indo-European Studies. Elisa Migliaretti received second place with her thesis “I composti pindarici: il caso degli hapax legomena nelle Pitiche” (“Pindaric Compounds: the Case of Hapax Legomena in the Pythians”; submitted at Milan), and Paolo…

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UCLA PIES @ AOS 232

Published: March 22, 2022

The 232nd annual meeting of the American Oriental Society (AOS 232) is on March 18–March 21, 2022. The program features many talks by UCLA linguists: John Clayton: The Lengthening of *i, *u > ī, ū  / __rC in Sanskrit Ian Hollenbaugh (alum, now at Washington University): Primary Root Aorists in Vedic: A tezzi Principle? Anahita Hoose:…

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Professor David Goldstein Awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship

Published: April 9, 2021

Professor David Goldstein has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2022-23 for his project “Cascades of change: How domino effects shape language.” In this project, Professor Goldstein will examine how one linguistic change increases (or decreases) the probability of subsequent changes.

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The Copenhagen phylolinguistics workshop with David Goldstein

Published: March 9, 2021

David Goldstein will be giving a workshop on computational phylogenetic linguistics on May 3, 5, and 7 2021.  The workshop is organized by the research project “Connecting the Dots” (Thomas Olander, Copenhagen). More information, including links for registration and the workshop description flyer, can be found here.

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John Clayton and Teigo Onishi presenting at LSA 2021

Published: January 4, 2021

John Clayton and Teigo Onishi will be presenting at the Linguistic Society of America 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. John will be giving a talk entitled “Morphological change from allophonic asymmetry: Indo-Iranian nasals and directional remodeling” at 3:45 pm (PST) on Thursday 7 January. Teigo will be giving a talk entitled “Pronominal clitics in Tocharian B…

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New publication by Tony Yates

Published: December 21, 2020

Tony Yates has published a new article “Voice Reversals and Syntactic Structure: Evidence from Hittite“, co-authored with John Gluckman (University of Kansas), in Glossa.  The article may be found here. Yates, A. D., & Gluckman, J. 2020. Voice Reversals and Syntactic Structure: Evidence from Hittite. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 5(1), 120. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.1164

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New publication by Ian Hollenbaugh: “A New Approach to Prohibitive Constructions in the R̥gveda and the Atharvaveda”

Published: December 18, 2020

Ian Hollenbaugh has published a new article “A New Approach to Prohibitive Constructions in the R̥gveda and the Atharvaveda” in the Journal of the American Oriental Society. The article may be found here. 2020. A New Approach to Prohibitive Constructions in the R̥gveda and the Atharvaveda. Journal of the American Oriental Society 140.4:777–802

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