The Sound of Indo-European - phonetics, phonemics, and morphophonemics – University of Copenhagen

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The sound of Indo-European
Phonetics, phonemics, and morphophonemics

One of the Golden Horns of Gallehus, with the Runic inscription 'ek hlewagastiR holtijaR horna tawido'

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Conference proceedings – guidelines


An international conference, The sound of Indo-European – phonetics, phonemics, and morphophonemics, organised within the framework of the programme Roots of Europe – language, culture, and migrations, took place at the University of Copenhagen, 16-19 April 2009.

The general theme of the conference included phonetic, phonemic, and morphophonemic questions relating to either the Indo-European protolanguage and its prestages or to a specific branch of the Indo-European family.

Featured speakers were:

  • Dr. Eugen Hill (Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität München):
    Hidden sound laws in the inflectional morphology of Proto-Indo-European
  • Professor, dr. Martin J. Kümmel (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg):
    Typology and reconstruction: 
    the IE consonants and vowels
  • Professor Brent Vine (University of California, Los Angeles):
    PIE mobile accent in Italic: further evidence

Information for participants

The deadline for applications from scholars wishing to present a paper was 1 December 2008. The deadline for submission of final abstracts was 1 February. The deadline for applications from participants not wishing to present a paper was 1 April 2009. No further applications will be accepted. The lectures are open to the public, i.e. also to those who missed the deadline above.

Questions and other notifications of interest should be addressed to Bjarne Simmelkjær Sandgaard Hansen or to one of the other members of the organizing committee.

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