[PLing] Vortrag KLOEKHORST 20.5.

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Tue May 13 11:51:24 CEST 2014

Das Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Wien und die Wiener Sprachgesellschaft 
laden herzlich ein zu einem Vortrag von

Ass.-Prof. Dr. Alwin KLOEKHORST

Centre for Linguistics, Leiden University

"Hittite stops: Spelling, phonology and etymology"

Zeit:  Dienstag, 20. Mai 2014, 18 Uhr c. t. Ort:	Sensengasse 3a, Hörsaal 1 (1. Stock)

The phonological interpretation of Hittite is difficult since the cuneiform script that was used to 
write it in does not seem to be able to note down detailed phonetic distinctions. In this
talk, recent insights into the spelling of consonants in Hittite will be discussed, as well as what 
consequences these have for our interpretation of the Hittite consonantal system. It will be 
argued that much more detail is hidden in the cuneiform signs than previously thought, and 
that Hittite provides several decisive pieces of information in the debate on the recon- 
struction of the stop system of Proto-Indo-European.

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