Buddhist Languages B

lglor2752  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Buddhist Languages B
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h
Q1

  This learning unit is not being organized during year 2020-2021.

Language
French
Prerequisites
A good knowledge of Sanskrit is indispensable.
Main themes
Alternating with LGLOR2751, this course deals with the grammar and vocabulary of one of the Buddhist languages of southern or central Asia (Indo-Aryan, Middle Iranian or Tokharian) as well as reading and commentary of selected texts in this language.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 An introduction to the Buddhist philology, axed on the ancient languages of south or central Asia. At the end of this course, the student will be able to read and interpret original Buddhist texts in one of the languages studied.
 
Content
The course is devoted to one of the languages in which Buddhist texts were formerly composed or translated.
According to the year in question, the language will be either Indo-Aryan (Pâli, Gândhâri, Buddhist Sanskrit) of a Middle Iranian language (Khotanic, Sogdian) or Tokharian.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Lectures (given over to the grammar and vocabulary of the selected language) and reading and analysis of texts prepared by the student.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Oral exam.
Other information
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Bibliography
Un syllabus est fourni aux étudiants.
Ouvrages de référence :
- G. Pinault, Chrestomathie tokharienne. Textes et grammaire, Leuven-Paris, 2008.
- Th. Oberlies, Pali : a Grammar of the Language of the Theravada Tipitaka, Berlin, 2001.
- J. Brough, The Gandhari Dharmapada, London, 1962.
- T. Lenz, A New Version of the Gandhari Dharmapada and a Collection of Previous-Birth Stories, Seattle, 2003.
- B. Oguibénine, Initiation pratique à l'étude du sanskrit bouddhique, Paris, 1996.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies