Asianic Languages (Elamite, Hurrian)

lglor2772  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Asianic Languages (Elamite, Hurrian)
5.00 credits
22.5 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

LGLOR 1611 and LGLOR 1612.
Main themes
Knowledge of the Elamite and Hurrian languages, both of which are still not completely known.
Alternating with LGLOR2771, this course deals with the following themes:
1. The nominal and verbal morphology,
2. Questions of syntax
3. The vocabulary of the texts,
Learning outcomes

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

1 At the end of this course, the student will be capable to read and partially translate an Elamite or Hurrian text.
The course gives the necessary philological complement to any student who is interested in Asia Minor and Syria from the 2nd Millennium BC (Hurrian), as well as in 2nd and 1st Millennium Iran.
Hurrian is a language unique of its kind, close to Urartian, used in Syria and Anatolia throughout the whole of the 2nd millennium. It was the official language of the kingdom of Mitanni.
Elamite is an isolate language, texts in which are attested from c.2300 until the 4th century BC. It was spoken in what is now southwest Iran.
Teaching methods
The part 'Initiation' takes the form of lectures.
The texts prepared by the students are corrected and are the subject of grammatical, historic and cultural commentaries.
Evaluation methods
Continuous evaluation during the year.
Written exam of an unseen text followed by its oral correction.
Other information
The lecturer will fix the timetable at the beginning of the year in consultation with the students.
- D.R.M. Campbell, Mood and Modality in Hurrian, Winona Lake, 2015.
- G. Wilhelm, "Hurrian", R.D. Woodard (éd.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, Cambridge, 2004, 95-118.
- M.W. Stolper, "Elamite", R.D. Woodard (éd.), The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World's Ancient Languages, Cambridge, 2004, 60-94.
- J. Tavernier, "Elamite: analyse grammaticale et lecture de textes", Res Antiquae 8 (2011), 315-350.
- J. Tavernier, "The Elamite Language", J. Álvarez-Mon, G.P. Basello & Y. Wicks (eds.), The Elamite World, London - New York, 2018, 416-449.
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