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LIN 295-01 - Special Topic: Introduction to Indo-European

4 credits (Spring)
Cross-listed as: CLS 295-01 . Many ancient and modern languages, including Greek, English, German, Latin, French, Spanish, and Russian, are “sisters” in a language family called “Indo-European.” Although no documents written in their “mother” tongue survive, linguists can reconstruct many aspects of Proto-Indo-European by working backwards from the “daughter” languages. This course explores how the historical development of phonology, morphology, and syntax allows us to reconstruct a completely extinct language, as well as features of its literature and culture.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing. Recommended: at least one from GRE 101 , LAT 103 , ENG 230 , FRN 221 , GRM 221 , RUS 221 , SPN 217 , ANT 260 , LIN 114 .
Instructor: Mercado