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Dr. Dieter Gunkel
Assistant Professor of Historical Linguistics
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Grants and Fellowships

2004–2010        Diebold Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles

2003–2004        J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award, Vienna

Presentations

Invited Lectures

2016 [April 27] “Zu diskontinuierlichen syntaktischen Phrasen im Vedischen.” LMU Linguistisches Kolloquium, University of Munich.

2015 [June 24] with Kevin M. Ryan. “Investigating Rigvedic word order in metrically neutral contexts.” Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Vienna.

2015 [February 5] “Bemerkungen zur engeren und loseren Wortverbindung im Rigveda.” Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar, University of Göttingen.

2014 [April 2] “Repulsive low tones and the evolution of Ancient Greek accentuation.” Program in Indo-European Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.

2013 [January 25] “Rigvedische Metrik.” Sprachwissenschaftliches Seminar, University of Freiburg.

2012 [December 7] “vavárdha, vāvṛdhúr, de Saussure?” Institut für Vergleichende Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

2012 [June 22] “Zur Grammatikalisierung expressiver Dehnung in gradmodifizierenden Suffixen: lateinisch -issimus, vedisch -(ī)yas-, attisch -(ī)yo(n)-.” Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Vienna.

 

Selected Publications
Books

2016, ed. with Joshua T. Katz, Brent Vine, and Michael Weiss. Sahasram Ati Srajas. Indo-Iranian and Indo-European Studies in Honor of Stephanie W. Jamison. Ann Arbor: Beech Stave Press. 

Articles

To appear, with Kevin M. Ryan. “Phonological evidence for pāda cohesion in Rigvedic versification.” In Language and Meter, ed. Dieter Gunkel and Olav Hackstein. Leiden: Brill.

2016. “The Sanskrit source of the Tocharian 4×25-syllable meter.” In Sahasram Ati Srajas. Indo-Iranian and Indo-European Studies in Honor of Stephanie W. Jamison, ed. Dieter Gunkel, Joshua T. Katz, Brent Vine, and Michael Weiss, 82–95. Ann Arbor: Beech Stave Press.

2015, with Christoph Bross and Kevin M. Ryan. “The colometry of Tocharian 4×15-syllable verse.” In Tocharian Texts in Context, ed. Melanie Malzahn, Michaël Peyrot, Hannes Fellner, and Theresa-Susanna Illés, 15–28. Bremen: Hempen.

2014, with Christoph Bross and Kevin M. Ryan. “Caesurae, bridges, and the colometry of four Tocharian B meters.” Indo-European Linguistics 2:1–23.
2014. “Accentuation.” In Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics. Vol. 1, A–F, ed. Georgios K. Giannakis et al., 7–12. Leiden: Brill.
2014. “Law of Limitation.” In Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics. Vol. 2, G–O, ed. Georgios K. Giannakis et al., 323–325. Leiden: Brill.
2014. “Sotera Rule.” In Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, P–Z, Index, ed. Georgios K. Giannakis et al., 296–297. Leiden: Brill.

2014. “Wheeler’s Law.” In Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics. Vol. 3, P–Z, Index, ed. Georgios K. Giannakis et al., 515–516. Leiden: Brill. 

2011. “The emergence of foot structure as a factor in the formation of Greek verbal nouns in -μα(τ)-.” Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft 65:77–103.
2011, with Kevin M. Ryan. “Hiatus avoidance and metrification in the Rigveda.” In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference, ed. Stephanie W. Jamison, H. Craig Melchert, and Brent Vine, 53–68. Bremen: Hempen.
Education
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 2010
B.A., Middlebury College 2003
Contact Information
211 North Court
(804) 289-8343
Areas of Expertise
Historical and Indo-European linguistics
Greek and Latin linguistics
Metrics and poetics
Vedic