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'

Photo: Mirjam Marti


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

The lectures were open to the public.

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

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