This is the schedule of the 4th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Commonly referred to as a “West Coast Indo-European Conference” (WeCIEC), this installment took place on May 21–23, 1992 at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Day 1: Thursday, May 21, 1992

9:00–9:30 AM


9:30–9:35 AM

Welcome by Mona Dallas Merideth (UCLA)

9:35–9:45 AM

Opening Remarks by Hartmut Scharfe (UCLA)

Panel I, chaired by Hartmut Scharfe (UCLA)

  • 9:45–10:15 AM

    George K. Giannakis

    UCLA & Loyola-Marymount University

    What is in a Name: The Case of the Greek Patronymics

  • 10:15–10:45 AM

    Edwin D. Floyd

    University of Pittsburgh

    Indo-European Poetics and Bacchylides, 18.31

10:45–11:00 AM


Panel II, chaired by Raimo Anttila (UCLA)

  • 11:00–11:45 AM

    Jay Jasanoff (Featured Speaker)

    Cornell University

    Morphological Asymmetry in Proto-Indo-European

  • 11:45–12:15 PM

    Peter R. Petrucii

    University of Southern California

    A Theoretical Account of Low Vowel Raising and Attic Reversion

12:15–1:45 PM


Panel III, chaired by George K. Giannakis (UCLA)

  • 1:45–2:15 PM

    David Testen

    University of Chicago

    Gender Marking in Greek Compound Adjectives

  • 2:15–2:45 PM

    Bridget Drinka

    University of Texas, San Antonio

    The Sigmatic Aorist: Archaic or Innovative?

  • 2:45–3:15 PM

    Bill J. Darden

    University of Chicago

    The Fate of the IE Perfect in Balto-Slavic

3:15–3:30 PM


Panel IV, chaired by John Kossman (UCLA)

  • 3:30–4:00 PM

    Heidi Waltz


    Periphrastic Middle-Voice Formations and Non-Nominative Constructions: A Morphosyntactic Synopsis

  • 4:00–4:30 PM

    Anthony Buccini

    University of Chicago

    The Germanic Settlement of Britain and the Early Dialectal Structure of English

  • 4:30–5:00 PM

    L. Brockman

    Harvard University

    The sepa-Deities of Hittite Textual Tradition

5:10 PM–?


Day 2: Friday, May 22, 1992

Panel V, chaired by Henning Andersen (UCLA)

  • 9:30–10:00 AM

    Anatoly Liberman

    University of Minnesota

    Germanic and Indo-European Accentuation

  • 10:00–10:30 AM

    Bert Vaux

    Harvard University

    A Reanalysis of Indic Syllable Structure in Light in Pāṇini and Metrical Phonology

  • 10:30–11:00 AM

    Jaan Puhvel


    The Tokharian Word for Elephant

11:00–11:15 AM


Panel VI, chaired by Mona Dallas Merideth (UCLA)

  • 11:15–11:45 AM

    Penglin Wang

    University of Hawaii

    Explanations in the Contact Between Altaic and Tokharian

  • 11:45–12:15 PM

    Vyacheslav V. Ivanov

    UCLA & Moscow State University

    The Riddle of the Loss of Final R

12:15–1:45 PM


Panel VII, chaired by Heidi Waltz (UCLA)

  • 1:45–2:15 PM

    Karlene Jones-Bley


    Catacomb Culture Graves on the Volga-Don Steppe

  • 2:15–3:00 PM

    Martin E. Huld (Featured Speaker)

    California State University, Los Angeles

    Typological Considerations in the Placement of the IE Homeland

3:00–3:15 PM


Panel VIII, chaired by Cheryl Steets (UCLA)

  • 3:15–3:45 PM

    Vladimir Markotic

    University of Calgary

    Cultural Relationships Between the Ugro-Finnic and the Indo-European Peoples

  • 3:45–4:15 PM

    Laura J. Barrett


    Bell Beaker Pottery from Thy

  • 4:15–4:45 PM

    Adrien Poruciuc

    University of Chicago

    On the Genesis of Southeastern European Peoples and Languages, 6500 B.C. – A.D. 500

6:30 PM–?


Day 3: Saturday, May 23, 1992

Panel IX, chaired by Hanns-Peter Schmidt (UCLA)

  • 10:00–10:30 AM

    Julie Bonner Bellquist

    University of Texas, Austin

    Badger in Indo-European

  • 10:30–11:15 AM

    Stephanie Jamison (Featured Speaker)

    Harvard & Yale University

    Draupadī on the Walls of Troy: Iliad 3 from an Indic Perspective

11:15–11:30 AM


Panel X, chaired by Patrick McReynolds (UCLA)

  • 11:30–12:00 PM

    Michael York

    University of London

    The Mithraic Tauroctony as a Derivative of an IE Soma/Haoma Sacramental Cult

  • 12:00–12:30 PM

    Frederick W. Schwink

    University of Texas, Austin

    The Problem of Indo-European Homosexuality

12:30–2:00 PM


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

  • 2:00–2:30 PM

    Peter Viechnicki

    Princeton University

    Ἀμείβω: An Interdisciplicary Etymology

  • 2:30–3:00 PM

    J. Peter Maher

    Northeastern Illinois University

    On the Lack of a Proto-Indo-European Word for Hand

  • 3:00–3:30 PM

    Henning Andersen


    Substratum Phonetics in Common Slavic

3:30–3:45 PM


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

  • 3:45–4:15 PM

    Angela Della Volpe, Sean Brady

    California State University, Fullerton

    Τέμενος: A Vestige Land Tenure?

  • 4:15–4:45 PM

    Patrick McReynolds


    Ymir’s Death in Indo-European Terms

4:45–5:15 PM

Closing Remarks