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Graduate Record 2020-2021 
Graduate Record 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

CLAS 5300 - Introduction to Indo-European Linguistics

Languages as superficially different as English, Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit in fact all developed from a single “proto-language,” called Proto-Indo-European. This course will explore the following questions: What was this proto-language like? How do we know what it was like? By what processes did it develop into the various daughter languages? How can we trace words as diverse as wit, idea, video, and Veda back to a common source?

Credits: 3