Linguistics

Jeremy Rau

Jeremy Rau

Professor of Linguistics and of the Classics
Director of Graduate Studies

Research Interests: Greek and Latin historical linguistics; Homeric language; Indo-European languages and linguistics; Indo-Iranian linguistics...

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Boylston 314
p: 617.496.2318
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 1–2
Gregory Nagy

Gregory Nagy

Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature
Director of the Center for Hellenic Studies

Research Interests: Archaic and Classical Greek poetry and prose; rhetoric, linguistics, metrics, traditions 

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Boylston 228
p: 617.495.1941
Ivy Livingston

Ivy Livingston

Preceptor in Ancient Greek and Classical Latin
Publications Coordinator

Research Interests: Language pedagogy, especially the use of technology in both classroom and independent learning

Boylston 225
p: 617.496.0618
Office Hours: Friday 11:30–12:30
Indo-European Nominal Morphology:The Decads and the Caland System
Rau, Jeremy. 2009. Indo-European Nominal Morphology:The Decads and the Caland System. Innsbruck: Innsbrucker Beitr. zur Sprachwiss. Publisher's Version Abstract

The following book presents two self-standing studies on IE nominal morphology that seek to expand the results of what we have learned in the last forty years and to map out new directions for future research. The first study tackles a long-standing crux in the system of the IE numerals, the original inflection behavior and derivational interrelations of the IE decad formulations. The second study focuses on a broader question in IE nominal morphology and investigates a phenomenon that has taxed the imagination of scholars for more than a century, the Caland system.