Buddhist Languages

lglor2751  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Buddhist Languages
5.00 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2021-2022
LGLOR1542 and/or LGLOR1671/1672 or knowledge of Sanskrit estimated sufficient by the teacher.
Main themes
An introduction to the Buddhist philology, axed on the ancient languages of South and Central Asia.
The course deals with the grammar and vocabulary of one or several of the Buddhist languages of South and Central Asia: Indo-Aryan languages (Buddhist Sanskrit, Pali, Gandhari), Middle Iranian languages (Khotanese, Sogdian), Tokharian languages, Old Uyghur, Classical Tibetan or Mongolian; as well as the reading and commentary of selected texts.
Learning outcomes

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

read and interpret original Buddhist texts in one of the languages studied.
Teaching methods
Lectures (given over to the grammar and vocabulary of the selected language) and reading and analysis of texts prepared by the student.
Evaluation methods
Oral exam.
Other information
English-friendly course: course taughtt in French but offering facilities in English.
Facilities also offered in Dutch, German and Russian.
Online resources
The online working tools related to the course are provided to the students directly or via Moodle.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Oriental Studies

Master [60] in Ancient Languages and Literatures : Oriental Studies