Universität Wien FIND

160130 VO Historical Grammar of Old Indic (2018W)

Diachronic (Morpho-)Syntax of the Sanskrit Language

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Language: German

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Wednesday 03.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 10.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 17.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 24.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 31.10. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 07.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 14.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 21.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 28.11. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 05.12. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 12.12. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 09.01. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 16.01. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG
Wednesday 23.01. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum 8 Sensengasse 3a 5.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Acquisition of comprehensive knowledge in all fields of the syntax of Sanskrit with some emphasis on diachronic change and development of rules from the end of the second millenium BC to the present day. But to achieve that goal, you should be able to follow the lectures in German, which will offer you a full-fledged introduction to, and exposition of the complete syntax of that longest continually documented language of the world, without sticking to theories, presenting a lot of diachronically structured data instead.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written or oral exam (colloquium) at the term's end -- questions and résumés at the beginning of each lecture unit.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attention and repetition.

Examination topics

The contents of the lecture in broad outline -- a special subject chosen therefrom in every detail.

Reading list

-- HARALD BICHLMEIER, Zur Syntax der ablativischen Adverbien im Rigveda. Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft 60 (2000) 7-66.
-- Id., Ablativ, Lokativ und Instrumental im Jungavestischen. Ein Beitrag zur altiranischen Kasussyntax. [Studien zur historisch-vergleichen¬den Sprachwissenschaft 1]. Hamburg: Baar, 2011.
-- ANDREW CARNIE, Syntax. A Generative Introduction. Second Edition. Blackwell Publishing 2007.
-- EYSTEIN DAHL, Time, Tense and Aspect in Early Vedic Grammar. Exploring Inflectional Semantics in the Rigveda. [Brill’s Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics 5]. Leiden – Boston: Brill, 2010.
-- BERTOLD DELBRÜCK, Altindische Syntax. [Syntaktische Forschungen V]. Halle an der Saale 1888 (repr. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1976).
-- OLIVER HAHN, Eine altindische Syntaxlehre. Devaśarmans Samanvayapradīpa nebst Autokom¬mentar. Edition, Übersetzung und Studie. [Geisteskultur Indiens – Texte und Studien 12]. Aachen: Shaker, 2008.
-- HEINRICH HETTRICH, Rektionaler und autonomer Kasusgebrauch. In: Sprachwissenschaft und Philologie – J. Wackernagel und die Indogermanistik heute. Kolloquium der Indogermanischen Gesellschaft vom 13. bis 15. Oktober 1988 in Basel. Hrsg. von H. EICHNER – H. RIX. Wiesbaden 1990, p. 82-99.
-- HANS HENRICH HOCK (ed.), Studies in Sanskrit Syntax. A Volume in Honor of the Centennial of Speijer’s Sanskrit Syntax (1886-1986). Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1991.
-- Id., Predicate Order in Vedic Prose. In: Vedic Studies – Language, Texts, Culture, and Philosophy, ed. id. [Proceedings of the 15th World Sanskrit Conference I]. New Delhi 2014, p. 5-17.
-- JOHN J. LOWE, Participles in Rigvedic Sanskrit. The Syntax and Semantics of Adjectival Verb Forms. [Oxford Studies in Diachronic and Historical Linguistics 17]. Oxford University Press 2015.
-- THOMAS OBERLIES, A Grammar of Epic Sanskrit. [Indian Philology and South Asian Studies 5]. Berlin – New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2003.
-- HANNS OERTEL, The Syntax of Cases in the Narrative and Descriptive Prose of the Brāhmaṇas I: The Disjunctive Use of Cases. [Indogermanische Bibliothek I/1/18]. Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 1979.
-- PETER M. SCHARF (ed.), Sanskrit Syntax. Selected Papers Presented at the Seminar on Sanskrit Syntax and Discourse Structures, 13-15 June 2013, Université Paris Diderot. With an updated and revised Bibliography [of Sanskrit Syntax (p. 399-470)] by H.H. HOCK [contributing also the introductory survey (p. 1ff.), followed by 11 studies, two of them (p. 203ff. & 269ff.) on word order]. Providence: The Sanskrit Library, 2015.
-- SUKUMAR SEN, Syntactic Studies of Indo-Aryan Languages. Ed. TSUYOSHI NARA. [Data for the Study of Languages of Asia and Africa South Asian Series 8]. Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, 1995.
-- JAKOB S. SPEIJER, Sanskrit Syntax. Leyden: E.J. Brill, 1886 (repr. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 1980).

Association in the course directory

MA4-M4
BA-9

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