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

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

Awards

2008–2009        Graduate Research Mentorship, University of California, Los Angeles

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

2003                  Eaton Prize, Middlebury College

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.

Conference Presentations

2017 [June 2] “Polarity focus in Vedic prose via yá eváṃ véda.” 36th East Coast Indo-European Conference, Ithaka, NY.

2016 [June 7] “Discontinuity in Vedic prose.” 35th East Coast Indo-European Conference, Athens, GA.

2016 [May 20] “Zur Informationsstruktur von diskontinuierlichen Nominalphrasen vom Typ Adjektiv ... Nomen in der vedischen Prosa.” Sanskrit und die Sprachrevolution — 200 Jahre Indogermanistik, Berlin/Jena.

2016 [March 18] “On meter and word order in the Rigveda: Some metrically neutral contexts.” 226th Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Boston.

2015 [July 24] “Remarks on imperatives and word order.” Munich-UCLA Historical Linguistics Colloquium II, Munich.

2015 [June 7] “Discontinuous noun phrases that don’t involve narrow focus.” 34th East Coast Indo-European Conference, Vienna.

2014 [June 7] “Remarks on the relationship between Sanskrit and Tocharian meter.” 33rd East Coast Indo-European Conference, Blacksburg.

2013 [September 3] with Kevin M. Ryan. “Pāda cohesion and copulation in the Rigvedic dimeter.” Language and Meter in Synchrony and Diachrony, Munich.

2013 [June 26] with Christoph Bross and Kevin M. Ryan. “Tocharian B versification.” Tocharian Texts in Context. International Conference on Tocharian Manuscripts and Silk Road Culture, Vienna.

2013 [June 21] “Tonal ochlophobia in Greek.” 32nd East Coast Indo-European Conference, Poznań.

2013 [January 5] “On the phonetics of the σωτῆρα rule.” 144th Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Seattle.

2012 [January 7] “Vowel lengthening in Attic primary comparatives and consonant lengthening in Latin superlatives.” 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Philadephia.

Selected Publications
Books

Gunkel, Dieter, 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. 2016.

Articles
Gunkel, Dieter and Kevin M. Ryan. “Phonological evidence for pāda cohesion in Rigvedic versification.” In Language and Meter, ed. Dieter Gunkel and Olav Hackstein. Leiden: Brill.
“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. 2016.
Bross, Christoph, Dieter Gunkel, 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. 2015.
Bross, Christoph, Dieter Gunkel, 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. 2014.


Education
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles 2010
Indo-European Studies
B.A., Middlebury College 2003
Literary Studies
Contact Information
(804) 289-8736
Areas of Expertise
Historical and Indo-European linguistics
Greek and Latin linguistics
Older Indo-European languages: Greek, Latin, Sanskrit
Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit literature