- Introduction to Historical Linguistics (first year)
- Advanced Topics in Historical Linguistics (second/third year)
- General Linguistics (Masters)
- Linguistic Typology (BA/MA)
- Linguistic and pedagogical aspects of writing textbooks for ancient languages (BA/MA)
Lectures at Oxford
In the below list of lectures given in the past, largely intended for undergraduates, the following abbreviations are used: Prelims refers to the First Public Examination for students reading Linguistics (sat after 3 terms), Mods to that of those reading Classics (sat after 5 terms); Greats refers to the Second Public Examination in Classics (sat at the end of the degree, usually 4 years). These lecture are, however, also frequently attended by students reading for Master’s level qualifications in Latin and/or Greek Languages and Literature or General Linguistics and Comparative Philology.
Handouts, bibliographies, and other material may be available upon request.
- Introduction to Historical Linguistics (Prelims)
- Introduction to Comparative Philology (Mods)
- Introduction to Linguistics for Classicists (Greats)
- Linguistic Description of Greek (Greats)
- Linguistic Description of Latin (Greats)
- Indo-European, Greek, and Latin: Historical Phonology (Mods/Greats)
- Indo-European, Greek, and Latin: Historical Morphology (Mods/Greats)
- Advanced Topics in Indo-European Philology (Greats)
Tutorials at Oxford
Oxford tutorials consist of one-hour-long small group discussions (1–3 students, 1 tutor) of prepared essays (c. 2,000–2,500 words). Students base their writing on reading lists provided by the tutor, and receive written feedback.
- Grammatical Analysis (Prelims)
- Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology (Mods/Greats)
- General Linguistics and Comparative Philology (Greats)
- Greek Historical Linguistics (Greats)
- Latin Historical Linguistics (Greats)
- Armenian Historical Linguistics (PG)
- History and Structure of Latin (PG)
- History and Structure of Armenian (PG)
Language Classes at Oxford
I used to teach Latin, Greek, and Classical Armenian at all levels, and also give reading classes in set texts, which have in the past included, inter alia: Homer, Herodotus, Lysias, Demosthenes, Libanius, Xenophon; Vergil, Cicero, Ovid, Caesar, Sallust, Nepos.