Dr. A. Kloekhorst

Associate Professor

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Alwin Kloekhorst (PhD Leiden University, 2007) is an Indo-Europeanist and Hittitologist working in the field of comparative linguistics of the Indo-European language family as a whole, specializing in the historical linguistics and philology of Hittite and the other Anatolian languages (Luwian, Lycian, Lydian, Carian, etc.). His interests include the early history of the Hittite Kingdom, the interplay between (cuneiform and hieroglyphic) orthography and phonology, the historical morphology and phonology of the Anatolian branch, the reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European ablaut-accent paradigms, and the early split up of the Indo-European language family, more specifically the Indo-Anatolian hypothesis. He is the author of dozens of articles and several monographs, including Etymological Dictionary of the Hittite Inherited Lexicon (2008), Accent in Hittite (2014) and KaniĊĦite Hittite: The Earliest Attested Record of Indo-European (2019). He teaches in the BA and MA programmes of Linguistics and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Leiden University.




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