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Summer School Indo-European Linguistics

Second Pavia International Summer School for Indo-European Linguistics


The Second Pavia International Summer School for Indo-European Linguistics will be held from September 9 to September 14 at the University of Pavia. It will feature five courses, an invited lecture, and a poster session, in which students will be able to present their own research. Participation in the Summer School, including active participation in the Poster Session, stands for 3 ECTS.


Courses and instructors:

Course 1 = Albanian (Brian Joseph, Columbus Ohio) - Abstract

Course 2 = Mycenaean (Eugenio Lujan, Madrid) - Abstract

Course 3 = Armenian (Hrach Martirosyan, Leiden) - Abstract  

Course 4 = Avestan (Alberto Cantera, Salamanca) - Abstract

Course 5 = Evolutionary approaches to Indo-European linguistics (Michael Dunn, Nijmegen) - Abstract

 Invited Lecture =  Evolutionary models and language contact (Bridget Drinka, San Antonio Texas)





Course materials

Mycenaean 1

Mycenaean 2

Mycenaean presentation

Evolutionary approaches

Armenian 1 

Armenian 2

Armenian 3

Armenian 4

 Albanian 1 

 Albanian 2

Albanian 3

Albanian 4

Albanian Day 1a

Albanian Day 1b

Albanian Day 1c

Albanian Day 1d

Albanian Day 1e

Albanian Day 1f

Albanian Day 2a

Albanian Day 2b

Albanian Day 3a

Albanian Day 3b

Albanian Day 4

Albanian Exercise 1

Albanian Exercise 2

Albanian Exercise 3

Albanian Syllabus

Lecture on evolutionary models and language contact

Avestan 0

Avestan 0a 

Avestan 0b

Avestan 1

Avestan 1a

Avestan 1b

Avestan 1c

Avestan 1d

Avestan 2

Avestan 3

Avestan 3a

Avestan 3b

Avestan 4

Avestan texts 










Roberto Batisti (Bologna) 

Compensatory Lengthening in Ancient Greek. Phonetics, Phonology, Dialectology”.

Stefano Corno (Lyon 2)

 “Head-dependent relationship in noun phrase in Indo-European languages”.

Irene de Felice (Pisa)

 “Purposive Constructions from Ancient to Late Latin”.


Alessandro del Tomba e Sveva Elti di Rodeano (Roma La Sapienza)

 “Pélekus and Lábrys: a linguistic-philological analysis of the Homeric archery”.


Sampsa Holopainen (Helsinki) 

Early Indo-Iranian lexical influence in the Uralic languages”.

Federica Lini (Roma La Sapienza)

“Syntax of the perfect in classical Armenian”.


Riccardo Massarelli (Perugia)

“Etruscan lautun: a (very old) Italic loanword?”.


Maria Molina (Moscow)

“QA and BA cuneiform signs in the history of Hittite”.


Flaminia Pace (Roma La Sapienza)

Existential Sentences with 'to Be' in Italian”.


Sara Pacchiarotti (Oregon)

How can European possessive perfects and a non-canonical ergative marker in a Chibchan language be related?”.


Maria Luisa Pignoli (Calabria)

Arbëresh Lexicographic Archive (ALEA)”.


Konstantinos Sampanis (Salzburg)

“Investigating the Thematic Roles in Vedic: the case of the Rig Veda Lexikon (RiVeLex)”.


Giacomo Santi (Siena Stranieri)

“Nominalizations in Hittite. A typological approach”.




Classes will be held at Palazzo San Tommaso, Piazza del Lino, Aula del Caminetto from Monday to Friday. 


How to go from Collegio Cardano to Palazzo San Tommaso:


On Saturday, we will move to Aula III (Cortile delle Statue, Central Building). The lecture on Thursday will take place in Aula Foscolo (Central Building). The cocktails on Monday and Saturday will be at Cortile delle Magnolie (Central Building).

Lunches will be served at the Mensa Fraccaro, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci.


How to reach the mensa from Palazzo San Tommaso:


Getting to Pavia

By plane:

Fly to Milan Linate or Malpensa, or to Orio al Serio (Bergamo).

  • From Linate, you can take a bus to Pavia (approx. one hour),  a bus or a taxi (15 to 20 euros; 15 minutes) to Milan Central Station and then a train to Pavia (25 to 40 minutes), or a minibus ATM to Milan Dateo (leaves every 30 minutes in front of the airport), and then change to train S13 to Pavia.

Bus schedule: autostradale.it/pdf/festivitaaereoporti/pavialinatepdf.pdf

Train schedule: www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html

Train S13 schedule: www.trenord.it/it/servizi/motore-orario.aspx

  • From Malpensa, take a train to Milano Bovisa and change at Bovisa station to train S13 to Pavia (approx. 2 hours)

Train schedule: www.trenord.it/it/servizi/motore-orario.aspx

  • From Orio al Serio, take a bus to Milan Central Station (approx. an hour), then take a train to Pavia. You can also take city bus 1 to Bergamo train station, then take a train to Milan (approx. 40 minutes) and connect to Pavia at Milan Lambrate (approx. 25 minutes).

Bus schedule: www.orioshuttle.com/_eng/

Train schedule: www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html

 By train:

Pavia is on the line Milan-Genua, and is served by long distance trains from Milan Central Station, and local trains from Central Station or from Milan Rogoredo:


In addition, the suburban train S13 from Milan Porta Garibaldi or Milan Bovisa to Pavia serves various other stations in Milan, including Rogoredo:


Milan Rogoredo and Porta Garibaldi are also served by NTV high speed trains from Rome:



Housing: Participants will be housed at the Collegio Cardano.


Bus from the station: Number 3 direction Montebolone.

Bus stop: Gorizia Garibaldi www.lineservizi.it/linee/urbane_pavia_Linea3R.asp

Bus 3 timetable from the station: www.lineservizi.it/linee/LINEA3/PDF/linea3ritorno/pv0243.pdf

The price for a single room with private bathroom is 40 Euros per night.Rooms have been reserved from Sunday, September 8 to Sunday, September 15th.


Weather in Pavia: www.ilmeteo.it/meteo/provincia-PV



Silvia Luraghi   silvia.luraghi@unipv.it

Practical information and housing:

Alessandra Caviglia alessandra.caviglia@gmail.com

Poster session:

Eleonora Sausa eleonorasausa@gmail.com





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