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.

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, October 31, 2008

9:00–9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Panel I, chaired by Philippe Gagnon (UCLA)

  • 9:15–9:45 AM

    Birgit Anette Olsen

    University of Copenhagen

    On the Indo-European Status of Determinative Compounds

  • 9:45–10:15 AM

    David Goldstein

    University of California, Berkeley

    Wackernagel’s Law in Greek: The Case of ἄν

  • 10:15–10:45 AM

    Tim Barnes

    Harvard University

    Homeric μῶλος Ἄρηος, Hittite ḫarrai mallai: on the Etymology and Function of Ares in Mycenean, Homeric Epic and Aeolic Lyric

10:45–11:00 AM


Panel II, chaired by Tim Dempsey (UCLA)

12:00–1:30 PM


Featured Speaker

  • 1:30–2:30 PM

    James Mallory

    Queen’s University, Belfast

    The Anatolian Homeland Hypothesis and the Neolithic

2:30–2:45 PM


Panel III, chaired by Randall Gordon (UCLA)

4:15–4:30 PM


Panel IV, chaired by Jessica DeLisi (UCLA)

Day 2: Saturday, November 1, 2008

Panel V, chaired by Sherrylyn Branchaw (UCLA)

10:30–10:45 AM


Panel VI, chaired by Anna Pagé (UCLA)

11:45–1:30 PM


Featured Speaker

  • 1:30–2:30 PM

    Joshua Katz

    Princeton University


2:30–2:45 PM


Panel VII, chaired by Bernhard Koller (UCLA)

  • 2:45–3:15 PM

    Hans Henrich Hock

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Labiopalatalization in Indo-European Languages

  • 3:15–3:45 PM

    Sverre Johnsen

    Harvard University

    The Development of Voiced Labiovelars in Germanic

  • 3:45–4:15 PM

    Jens Elmegård Rasmussen

    University of Copenhagen

    A Note on Anatolian i-Mutation (‘i-Motion’)

4:15–4:30 PM


Panel VIII, chaired by Elizabeth Thornton (UCLA)

5:30–6:00 PM

Closing Remarks