ADVANCED HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS
This seminar, every time it is offered, will have a specific thematic focus. Each student will undertake a project that will entail dealing with a reasonable body of data, and thereby acquire hands-on experience in doing research in historical linguistics. Thought-experiments or unfocused speculation will not be accepted. Possible topics will include lexical-phonological reconstruction, grammatical re construction, dialectology, language contact, and particular language families.