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

2020        Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C.

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

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

Presentations

Invited Lectures

2022 [April 29]. “Evidence for and against stress regulation in Tocharian meter.” Digital Methods in Historical Linguistics, Philology, and Palaeography, University of Vienna.

2022 [April 13]. “Rigvedic *aśiya, *ī́śiya, *rāsiya and the development of PIE *-ih1-h2e into Indo-Iranian.” Cornell University [virtual].

2021 [March 16]. “Corpus linguistic methods for reconstructing ancient texts: Recovering lost word forms in the Rigveda.” Lecture Series: Introduction to Digital Humanities, University of Vienna [virtual].

2021 [March 12]. “The syllabotonic nature of Tocharian B meter.” GSAS Indo-European and Historical Linguistics Workshop, Harvard University [virtual].

2020 [October 22]. “Tonal ochlophobia in Greek: Evidence from the musical documents.” Center for Hellenic Studies [virtual].

2019 [October 26]. “Tocharian meter: How does it work and why should we care?” Recent Advances in Tocharian Philology and Linguistics, University of Vienna.

2019 [May 22–23]. “Language change at the phonology-morphology interface.” Lectures held at the Dipartimento di Culture e Civiltà, University of Verona.

2019 [March 27]. “Poetic meter, lexical distributions, and linguistic reconstruction.” Recent Advances in Comparative Linguistic Reconstruction, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

2018 [April 13]. “Growing your elative.” Linguistics Seminar Series, University of Kentucky.

2018 [April 5] with Kevin M. Ryan. “Metrische Analysen und ihre technische Einbindung [in das VedaWeb-Projekt].” Institut für Linguistik, University of Cologne.

2017 [December 14] with Kevin M. Ryan. “Corpus-linguistic approaches to clisis in metrical corpora.” Zurich Center for Linguistics, University of Zurich.

2017 [October 21] “On ‘accent retraction’ in Greek and Vedic vocatives.” Cornell workshop on Greek linguistics, Cornell University.

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

2018, ed. with Stephanie W. Jamison, Angelo O. Mercado, and Kazuhiko Yoshida. Vina Diem Celebrent. Studies in Linguistics and Philology in Honor of Brent Vine. Ann Arbor: Beech Stave Press.

2018, ed. with Olav Hackstein. Language and Meter. Leiden: Brill.

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

2022. “The first person singular of the athematic middle optative in Vedic and Indo-Iranian.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 142.2:251–266.

2022, with Kevin M. Ryan. “Vedic Sanskrit vocatives in -an: The case for restoring two endings.” In Ha! Linguistic Studies in Honor of Mark R. Hale, ed. Laura Grestenberger, Charles Reiss, Hannes A. Fellner, and Gabriel Z. Pantillon, 117–134. Wiesbaden: Reichert.

2018. “Localizational evidence for the restoration of Rigvedic *mimihí ‘measure’. In Vina Diem Celebrent. Studies in Linguistics and Philology in Honor of Brent Vine, ed. Dieter Gunkel, Stephanie W. Jamison, Angelo O. Mercado, and Kazuhiko Yoshida, 76–92. Ann Arbor: Beech Stave Press.

2018, with Kevin M. Ryan. “Phonological evidence for pāda cohesion in Rigvedic versification.” In Language and Meter, ed. Dieter Gunkel and Olav Hackstein, 34–53. Leiden: Brill.

2018, with Olav Hackstein. “Introduction.” In Language and Meter, ed. Dieter Gunkel and Olav Hackstein, 1–6. 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
409 Humanities Building
(804) 289-8343
Areas of Expertise
Historical and Indo-European linguistics
Greek and Latin linguistics
Metrics and poetics
Vedic