This is the schedule of the 12th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Commonly referred to as a “West Coast Indo-European Conference” (WeCIEC), this installment took place on May 26–28, 2000 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

For papers with the    symbol, a revised version was published in the conference’s proceedings volume; the symbol links to the program’s publication page, also available here.

Day 1: Friday, May 26, 2000

8:30–9:00 AM

Coffee and Pastries

9:00–9:15 AM

Opening Remarks by Brent Vine (UCLA)

Panel I, chaired by Natalie Operstein (UCLA)

  • 9:15–9:45 AM

    Alexei S. Kassian, Ilya S. Yakubovich

    Moscow University; University of California, Berkeley

    The Reflexes of IE Initial Clusters in Hittite

  • 9:45–10:15 AM

    Kazuhiko Yoshida

    Kyoto University

    The Original Ablaut of Hittite siwatt-

  • 10:15–10:45 AM

    Vyacheslav V. Ivanov


    I-E *bʰuH- in Luwian and the Prehistory of Past and Perfect

10:45–11:00 AM


Panel II, chaired by Christopher M. Stevens (UCLA)

  • 11:00–11:30 AM

    Jay Friedman


    An Old Hittite/Vedic Sanskrit Morphological Equation

  • 11:30–12:00 PM

    Birgit Anette Olsen

    University of Copenhagen

    Root Nouns, Compounds and Their Underlying Indo-European Syntax

  • 12:00–12:30 PM

    Silvia Luraghi

    Università di Pavia

    The Development of Local Particles and Adverbs in Anatolian as an Example of Grammaticalization Cycle

12:30–2:00 PM

Lunch break

Featured Speaker, introduced by Brent Vine (UCLA)

  • 2:00–3:15 PM

    George E. Dunkel

    Indogermanisches Seminar der Universität Zürich

    The Particles Strike Back

3:15–3:30 PM


Panel III, chaired by Heidi Waltz (University of California, Riverside)

  • 3:30–4:00 PM

    Jenny Larsson

    University of Copenhagen

    The Continuants of the Proto-Indo-European Root Nouns in the Baltic Languages

  • 4:00–4:30 PM

    Joseph F. Eska

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Symptoms of Nasal Effacement in Hispano-Celtic

  • 4:30–5:00 PM

    Jens Elmegård Rasmussen

    University of Copenhagen

    Against an Indo-European ‘*kʷetu̯óres-Rule’

7:00–10:00 PM

Conference Dinner

Day 2: Saturday, May 27, 2000

Panel IV, chaired by Christopher Wilhelm (UCLA)

  • 9:15–9:45 AM

    Deborah Anderson

    University of California, Berkeley

    The Internet and Research in Indo-European Studies: Present State and Future Prospects

  • 9:45–10:15 AM

    Jeannine Davis-Kimball

    Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads

    First Millennium BC Indo-Europeans in the Tien Shan Mountains, China

  • 10:15–10:45 AM

    Bryan Hanks

    University of Cambridge

    Towards an Understanding of the Indo-European Origin Problem: Theoretical and Methodological Interfaces

10:45–11:00 AM


Featured Speaker, introduced by Richard Jones (UCLA)

  • 11:00–12:15 PM

    Jared M. Diamond


    Language Expansions for the Last 13,000 Years

12:15–2:00 PM

Lunch break

Panel V, chaired by Jay Friedman (UCLA)

  • 2:00–2:30 PM

    Anatoly Liberman

    University of Minnesota

    Hemlock and After, Or The Names of Some Poisonous Plants in Indo-European

  • 2:30–3:00 PM

    Arwen Lee Hogan

    University of Pittsburgh

    Arete, Queen of the Cedis

  • 3:00–3:30 PM

    Paul-Louis van Berg

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Hermes and Agni: A Fire-God in Greece

3:30–3:45 PM


Panel VI, chaired by Martin E. Huld (UCLA)

  • 3:45–4:15 PM

    Gionvanna Rocca

    Università IULM, Milan

    The Flask of Poggia Sommavilla: A New Interpretation

  • 4:15–4:45 PM

    Edwin D. Floyd

    University of Pittsburgh

    The Persistence of ‘Man-Slaying’ as an Indo-European Formula in Gregory of Nazianzus

Day 3: Sunday, May 28, 2000

9:00–9:30 AM

Coffee and Pastries

Panel VII, chaired by Karlene Jones-Bley (UCLA)

  • 9:30–10:00 AM

    Mary Lynn Wilson

    San Jose State University

    The Bird Goddess in Germanic Europe

  • 10:00–10:30 AM

    Marc Vander Linden

    Université Libre de Bruxelles

    Perpetuating Traditions, Changing Ideologies: The Bell Beaker Culture in the British Isles and its Implications for the Indo-European Problem

10:30–10:45 AM


Panel VIII, chaired by Victoria Simmons (UCLA)

  • 10:45–11:15 AM

    Thomas Walsh

    Occidental College

    Dumézil and the Unity of Iliad 9

  • 11:15–11:45 AM

    David Atkins, Doug Atkins

    UCLA; Los Angeles

    From Kingdoms to Kindreds: A New Research Programme Replacing Functions as the Key to Finding Early Indo-Europeans

  • 11:45–12:15 PM

    Dean Miller, C. Scott Littleton

    University of Chicago; Occidental College

    Dumézil 2000: An Outline and a Prospect

12:15–12:30 PM

Closing Remarks by Brent Vine (UCLA)