Elisa Migliaretti | Applying for the Position of “Resident Poet”: Damophilos in Pythian 4.279–299

Dodd 248 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

PIES Graduate Seminar is meeting this week on Wed. Mar. 6th, 6.00-8.00 pm PDT, in Dodd 248, or online via the following link: PIES Grad Sem: Wed. 03/06, 6.00 - 8.00 pm (Dodd 248) https://ucla.zoom.us/j/93986086735 In this week's meeting, we are continuing our series of Spring practice talks with Elisa's practice talk for CAMWS 2024 entitled "Applying for the Position of “Resident Poet”: Damophilos in Pythian 4.279–299".   As...

Alex Roy | “No Tigers in the R̥g-Veda”: On the Hazardous Intersection of Philology, Geography, and Taxonomy

Dodd 248 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

PIES Graduate Seminar is meeting this week on Wed. Mar. 13th, 6.00-8.00 pm PDT, in Dodd 248, or online via the following link: PIES Grad Sem: Wed. 03/13, 6.00 - 8.00 pm (Dodd 248) https://ucla.zoom.us/j/93986086735 In this week's meeting, we will continue our AOS practice talks with Alex Roy whose presentation is titled "“No Tigers in the R̥g-Veda”: On the Hazardous Intersection of Philology, Geography, and Taxonomy". If you'd like to peruse...

Block Seminar 2024 | Professor Philomen Probert

Dodd 232 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

This year we are excited to welcome Professor Philomen Probert from Oxford University to teach our Block Seminar. It is titled "Greek, Latin, and diachronic change in prosodic systems: some things we know and things we would like to know" and will be held April 15th–19th. This year we are excited to welcome Professor Philomen...

Block Seminar 2024 | Session 1, Introduction

Dodd 247 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Topics: What is prosody, and what is a prosodic system? — Why ask “what we know and what we would like to know?” — Evidence on historical word prominence — Some examples of long-term stability   Suggested readings: (a) Minkova, D. 2013. ‘Reconstructing stress in Old and Middle English’. In M. Krug and J. Schlüter...

Block Seminar 2024 | Session 2, Analogy and Sound change

Dodd 247 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Topics: Analogical changes affecting word prominence location — Sound changes affecting word prominence location — Word prominence shifts as sound changes in themselves? Suggested reading (one or more of the following): (a) On changes of stress position between ancient and modern Greek: • Holton, D., Horrocks, G., Janssen, M., Lendari, T., Manolessou, I., and Toufexis,...

Block Seminar 2024 | Session 3, Change on a large scale

Dodd 248 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Topics: Is ‘demorphologisation’ a thing? — Stress system change in Mapudungun — Stress system change in English Suggested reading: one or more of the following, on ‘demorphologisation’ (a–d), stress change in Mapudungun (e), and stress change in English (f). (a) Some critique of my 2006 proposal on ‘demorphologisation’ in the prehistory of Greek (for a...

Block Seminar 2024 | Session 4, A problem: how did the classical Latin stress system come about?

Dodd 247 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

Suggested reading (one or more of the following): (a) Parsons, J. 1999. ‘A new approach to the Saturnian verse and its relation to Latin prosody’. Transactions of the American Philological Association 129: 117–37 (especially pp. (117–23)). or https://search.library.ucla.edu/permalink/01UCS_LAL/192ecse/cdi_openaire_primary_doi_1917adf9afa0782c4286215d73ce08c7 (b) Jacobs, H. 2003a. ‘Why preantepenultimate stress in Latin requires an OT account’. In P. Fikkert and...

Block Seminar 2024 | Session 5, Another problem: how did the Greek law of limitation come about?

Dodd 248 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Suggested reading: one or more of the following, on the origins of the law of limitation (a, b) and/or on its synchronic analysis (c, d). (a) Probert, P. 2012. ‘Origins of the Greek law of limitation’. In P. Probert and A. Willi (eds), Laws and rules in Indo-European. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 163–81. YRL; P561...

John Clayton | “A heteroclitic origin of Vedic -yu-stems?“

This week, we will meet from 2:30pm-4:30pm on Wednesday, April 24th in Dodd 232 and on zoom (https://ucla.zoom.us/j/93986086735). After an exciting week of lectures from our block seminar speaker Philomen Probert, our very own John Clayton will kick things off this week with an extended version of his AOS talk on Sanskrit heteroclites titled "A heteroclitic origin...

Klaus | Vedic suffix ablaut is prosodically-driven vowel deletion, not proterokinesis

Due to the campus circumstances of last week and this week, we will only meet on Zoom from 2:30pm-4:30pm on Wednesday, May 8th (https://ucla.zoom.us/j/99144412104?pwd=Q3BMUlhEaUhwUHp1WUtENTYxSzlkZz09).   This week, we are joined by Klaus from the Department of Linguistics, who will be talking to us about proterokinetic ablaut and its phonological interpretation in Vedic with a presentation titled "Vedic...

David Goldstein | An Event-Based Model for Linguistic Phylogenetics

Dodd 232 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

This week, we will meet from 2:30pm-4:30pm on Wednesday, May 15th in Dodd 232 and on zoom (https://ucla.zoom.us/j/93986086735). Our very own David Goldstein will give us a dry run of his EvoLang presentation titled "An Event-Based Model for Linguistic Phylogenetics". As usual, the seminar is accompanied by food and drinks. Please keep in mind that the seminar might move online if circumstances...

Valentina Lunardi | “Tracing semantic change with word embeddings: the case of Christian Latin”

Dodd 232 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

This week, we will meet from 2:30pm-4:30pm on Wednesday, May 22nd in Dodd 232 and on zoom (https://ucla.zoom.us/j/9055112669?omn=92438946242). Our very own PhD Candidate Valentina Lunardi will share with us a snippet of her prospectus with a presentation tilted "Tracing semantic change with word embeddings: the case of Christian Latin".   As usual, the seminar is...