SLAV 2300/33000 (W) LANGUAGE, POWER, AND IDENTITY IN SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE
Cross-listed with ANTH 27400/37400, HUMA 27400, LING 27200/37200
This course familiarizes students with the linguistic histories and structures that have served as bases for the formation of modern Balkan ethnic identities and that are being manipulated to shape current and future events. The course is informed by the instructor's thirty years of linguistic research in the Balkans as well as his experience as an advisor for the United Nations Protection Forces in Former Yugoslavia and as a consultant to the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Crisis Group, and other organizations.
SOSL 23100/33100 and EEUR 27100/37100.= LING 27250/37250 LANGUAGE CONTACT:
THE BALKAN CONNECTION
As Thomason and Kaufman (1985:95) have observed, the Balkan linguistic league is "the world's most famous contact situation." It is also one which they avoid discussing because, as they write: "Sprachbund situations are notoriously messy." This course will examine the notorious mess of Balkan linguistic contact taking into account its earliest study, classic accounts, aand recent syntheses as well as specific works and research in such diverse areas as codeswitching, linguistic ecology, and the latest discoveries of historical data. No previous knowledge of any Balkan language is required.
34000 COMPARATIVE SOUTH SLAVIC LINGUISTICS
PQ: Knowledge of at least one South Slavic language
The course will concentrate on the history and dialectology of the South Slavic languages, but there will also be discussion of the structural and sociolinguistic phenomena.
SOSL 24500/34500 Comparative East South Linguistics LING 27250/37250
PQ: Knowledge of Macedonian or Bulgarian
By means of the examination of bilingual texts in Modern Standard Bulgarian and Modern Standard Macedonian, this course familiarizes students with the differentiation of the two languages at all levels of grammar.
SLAV 22000/32000 (W) OLD CHURCH SLAVONIC
Cross-listed with LGLN 25100/35100.
PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of another Slavic language or good knowledge of one or two other old Indo-European languages.
This course is an introduction to the language of the oldest Slavic texts. The course begins with a brief historical overview of the relationship of Old Church Slavonic to Common Slavic and the other Slavic languages. This is followed by a short outline of Old Church Slavonic inflectional morphology. The remainder of the course is spent in the reading and grammatical analysis of original texts in Cyrillic or Cyrillic transcription of the original Glagolitic.
SOSL 34100(A)-34200(W)-34300(S) MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
This course covers the history and structure of the Macedonian language as well as imparting a reading knowledge of the language .
SOSL 31700 INTENSIVE STRUCTURE OF MACEDONIAN
Cross listed with LGLN 24300/34300
An introduction to the standard language of the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonian is often described as the most Balkan of the Balkan languages. The course begins with a brief introduction to Macedonian linguistic history followed by an outline of Macedonian grammar and readings of authentic texts. There is also discussion of questions of grammar, standardization, and Macedonian language in society. Issues of Balkan and Slavic linguistics are also touched upon.
Knowlege of another Slavic langauge recommended but not required.
EEUR 30900 STRUCTURE OF ALBANIAN
Cross listed with LGLN 29700/39700
This is a rare opportunity to get a functional grasp of one of the least-studied national languages of Europe. Albanian is of relevance for Indo-Europeanists, Balkanists, Classicists, Islamicists, and any social scientist with an interest in Southeastern Europe. In addition to being the majority language in Albania, it is spoken by compact populations in all neighboring countries, as well as by old enclaves in Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, and Ukraine, and by more recent emigre groups in Western Europe, North America, and Australia. The course focuses on giving students an understanding of the grammatical structure of Albanian as well as sufficient reading knowledge for the independent development of the ability to pursue research.
30600-30700-30800 ALBANIAN LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
This course covers the structure of the Albanian language as well as imparting a reading knowledge of the language. some attention will also be paid to the history of the language and its place in Indo-European and the Balkans.
EEUR 31000 ROMANI LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
Cross listed with LGLN 27800/37800, ANTH 27700/47900
An introduction to the language of the Roms (Gypsies). The course will be based on the Arli diealect currently in official use in the Republic of Macedonia, but due attention will be given to other dialects of Europe and the United States. The course will begin with an introduction to Romani linguistic history followed by an outline of Romani grammar based on Macedonian Arli. This will serve as the basis of comparison with other dialects. The course will include readings of authentic texts and discussion of questions of grammar, standardization, and Romani language in society.
24600/34600. STRUCTURE OF LAK (=LGLN 26500/36500)
PQ: Basic knowledge of linguistics. Knowledge of Russian helpful but not required.
Lak is a Northeast Caucasian language spoken by more than 100,000 people, mostly in the central highlands of Daghestan. It is characterized by a four-way series of stop oppositions, phanyngealized vowels, unusually complex declension, a five-way deictic opposition, four noun classes, agreement markers on any part of speech, a complex verbal system, interesting uses of agreement and cliticization to express focus, evidentiality and other categories, complex case-marking strategies, and much more. This course gives an overview of Lak grammar focusing on the basic structures and interesting phenomena.
34700-34800-34900 LAK LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
PQ: Students should be familiar with the basics of linguistics. Knowledge of Russian a plus but not required.
Lak is a Northeast Caucasian language spoken by over 100,000 people, mostly in the central highlands of Daghestan. It is characterized by a four-way series of stop oppositions, phanyngealized vowels, unusually complex declension, a five-way deictic opposition, four noun classes, agreement markers on any part of speech, a complex verbal system, interesting uses of agreement and cliticization to express focus, evidentiality, and other categories, complex case-marking strategies, and much more. This course will give an overview of Lak grammar focusing on the basic structures and interesting phenomena.