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Topics in Indo-European Morphology: gender and possession

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Baldi, Ph. - Nutti, A. (2010) Possession. In: Baldi, Ph. - Cuzzolin, P. (eds.) New perspectives on historical Latin syntax. Vol III. Constituent Syntax: Quantification, Numerals, Possession, Anaphora. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 239-388.

Bauer, Brigitte. 2000. Archaic Syntax in Indo-European: The Spread of Transitivity in Latin and French. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Corbett, G. (1991) Gender. (Cambridge: CUP).

Heine, B. (1997) Possession. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Matasović, R. (2004) Gender in Indo-European. Heidelberg: Winter.

Mendoza, J. - Álvarez-Pedrosa, J.A. (2011) Genitive and Possessive Adjectives in Ancient Indo-European Languages. In: Luján, E.R. - García Alonso (eds.) A Greek Man in the Iberian Street. Papers in Linguistics and Epigraphy in Honour of Javier de Hoz. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachen und Literaturen der Universität Innsbruck, 365-380.

Neri, S., Schuhmann, R. (eds.) (2014): Studies on the Collective and Feminine in Indo-European from a Diachronic and Typological Perspective. (Leiden: Brill)

Wackernagel, J. (1908) “Genetiv und Adjektiv,” In: Cuny, A. (ed.) Mélanges de linguistique offerts à F. de Saussure. Paris : Champion, 125-152.

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The seminar will focus on a number of specific problems of Indo-European historical and comparative morphology, related to the grammaticalization of gender (agreement, morphological marking, origin, relation to collective and abstracts), and the various ways of encoding possession (case vs. adjectival, patronymics, the

Italoc-Celtic genitive in -i etc.). Prior acquaintance with IE linguistics and basic understanding of at least one older

IE language (Latin, Greek, Vedic, Gothic etc.) necessary. The seminar will rely on recent literature on the topic and involve student presentations. Reading knowledge of German required. The focus will be on the linguistic evidence of IE languages as well as typology of language change in general.