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Michiel Arnoud Cor de Vaan

1973 –
comparative Indo-European linguistics
ancient Indo-Iranian languages
Dutch & Germanic linguistics

Curriculum vitae

1973born in Son en Breugel
1992preparatory degree in Slavic Languages, Leiden University
1994semester studies abroad at Vienna University
1996MA in comparative Indo-European linguistics, Leiden University
1996-1997scientific assistant at the University of Frankfurt am Main
1997-2002PhD candidate at Leiden University
1998semester abroad at Regensburg University
1999-2002assistant professor in comparative Indo-European linguistics (ad interim), Leiden University
2002PhD under the supervision of A. Lubotsky, Leiden University
2002-presentassistant professor in comparative Indo-European linguistics, historical linguistics and dialectology, Leiden University
2007visiting scholar at the Institute of Linguistics, Cornell University, Ithaca (NY), USA (May-August)
2012visiting scholar at the Department of German, University of Wisconsin, Madison (USA) (September-October)

Special activities and positions

  • Redaction of the Etymologisch Woordenboek van het Nederlands, 2003-2009
  • Board member of the Society for Indo-European Studies, 2004-2012
  • Organizer of the two-yearly Indo-European Colloquium Leiden/Münster, Leiden University, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011

Sources

Selected publications

De Vaan’s publications on Dutch dialects, Frisian, Old Germanic, Albanian and Latin are not included.
1997 “Avestan *pouru.zaoϑra-.” Die Sprache: Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft 39,1: 128-135. pdf
1999 “The PIE root structure *Te(R)Dh-.” Historische Sprachforschung 112: 1-25. pdf
2000 “The Indo-Iranian animal suffix *-āćá.” IIJ 43,3: 279–293.
“Altavestische pishiia- und Sanskrit pec-.” In: M. Ofitsch & C. Zinko (eds), Festband 125 Jahre Indogermanistik in Graz. Arbeiten aus der Abteilung “Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft Graz”, Graz: Leykam, pp. 71-86. pdf
“Die Lautfolge -āum- im Vīdēvdād.” In: B. Forssman und R. Plath (eds), Indoarisch, Indoiranisch und die Indogermanistik, Wiesbaden: Reichert, pp. 523-533. pdf
2001 & Javier Martínez, Introducción al Avéstico, Madrid: Ediciones Clásicas.
“Avestan vaēsmǝṇda.” MSS 61: 185-192. pdf
2002 The Avestan vowels, s.l. – PhD thesis Leiden.
2003 The Avestan vowels, Amsterdam (Leiden studies in Indo-European 12). – revised ed. of thesis 2002
2003 “Avestan aō and vīdiδāra-: on a new edition of Hādōxt Nask 2.” IIJ 46,1: 43–52.
2004 “’Narten’ roots from the Avestan point of view.” In: A. Hyllested et al. (eds), Per aspera ad asteriscos. Studia Indogermanica in honorem Jens Elmegard Rasmussen, Innsbruck, pp. 591-599. pdf
“Jungavestisch kąmcit̰ vā ‘oder irgendeiner’.” In: P. Anreiter, M. Haslinger, H.D. Pohl (eds), Artes et Scientiae: Festschrift für Ralf-Peter Ritter zum 65. Geburtstag, Wien: Edition Praesens, pp. 537-545. pdf
Review of: A. Panaino, The lists of names of Ahura Mazdā (Yašt I) and Vayu (Yašt XV), Roma 2002 (Serie Orientale Roma XCIV). IIJ 47: 366-369. pdf
2005 “Old Avestan xva- and young Avestan hauua- ‘own’.” In: G. Meiser & O. Hackstein (eds), Sprachkontakt und Sprachwandel: Akten der XI. Fachtagung der Indogermanischen Gesellschaf, 17.-23. September 2000, Halle an der Saale, Wiesbaden: Reichert, pp. 699-708. pdf
“The reflex of intervocalic *b in Avestan.” In: G. Schweiger (ed.), Indogermanica: Festschrift Gert Klingenschmitt, Taimering (D): Schweiger VWT-Verlag, pp. 665-679.
& A. Cantera, “Remarks on the colophon of the Avestan manuscripts Pt4 and Mf4.” Studia Iranica 34: 31-42.
2006 “The instrumental plural of u-stems in young Avestan.” In: A. Panaino and A. Piras (eds), Proceedings of the 5th conference of the Societas Iranologica Europaea, held in Ravenna, 6-11 October 2003, vol. I: Ancient & Middle Iranian Studies, Milano, pp. 283-291. pdf
Review of: K. Hoffmann und B. Forssman, Avestische Laut- und Flexionslehre, 2. durchgesehene und erweiterte Auflage, Innsbruck 2004. Kratylos 51: 188-189. pdf
Review of: C. Jahani and A. Korn (eds), The Baloch and their neighbours, Wiesbaden 2003. Kratylos 51: 192-194. pdf
2007 Review of: A. Cantera, Studien zur Pahlavi-Übersetzung des Avesta, Wiesbaden 2002. IIJ 50: 67-71.
Review of: M. Mayrhofer, Die Fortsetzung der indogermanischen Laryngale im Indo-Iranischen, Wien 2005. OLZ 102: 222-227.
2008 “Sanskrit trídhā and tredhā́.” In: A. Lubotsky, J. Schaeken and J. Wiedenhof (eds), Evidence and counter-evidence: essays in honour of Frederik Kortlandt, vol. I: Balto-Slavic and Indo-European linguistics, Amsterdam-New York: Rodopi, pp. 543-551.
“Young Avestan ape (Yasna 19.8).” Journal of the K.R. Cama Oriental Institute 68: 72-80.
2009 “Syntax and etymology of Avestan bā and bōit̰.” In: É. Pirart and X. Tremblay (eds), Zarathushtra entre l’Inde et l’Iran: études indo-iraniennes et indo-européennes offertes à Jean Kellens à l’occasion de son 65e anniversaire, Wiesbaden: Reichert, pp. 43-55.
& A.M. Lubotsky, “Altpersisch.” In: H. Gzella (ed.), Sprachen aus der Welt des Alten Testaments, Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, pp. 160-174. pdf
Review of: M. Macuch, M. Maggi and W. Sundermann (eds), Iranian languages and texts from Iran and Turan: Ronald E. Emmerick memorial volume. BO 66: 691-694.
Review of: A. Panaino and V. Sadovski, Disputationes Iranologicae Vindobonenses I, Wien 2007. Kratylos 54: 209-210.
Review of: F.M. Kotwal and A. Hintze, The Khorda Avesta and Yašt Codex E1, Wiesbaden 2008. Kratylos 54: 210-211.
2010 & Alexander Lubotsky (red.), Van Sanskriet tot spijkerschrift: breinbrekers uit alle talen, [Amsterdam]: Amsterdam University Press. dare.uva.nl
2011 Revision and correction of: Robert S.P. Beekes, Comparative Indo-European linguistics: an introduction, 2nd ed., Amsterdam: Benjamins.
& A.M. Lubotsky, “Old Persian.” In: H. Gzella (ed.), Languages from the World of the Bible, Boston-Berlin, pp. 194-208. pdf
Review of: R. Lipp, Die indogermanischen und einzelsprachlichen Palatale im Indoiranischen, 2 vols. Kratylos 56: 1-14.
2012 “The Avestan compounds in -niuuå and -niuuąn.” In: V. Sadovski and D. Stifter (eds), Iranistische und indogermanistische Beiträge in memoriam Jochem Schindler (1944-1994) vol. 832, Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp. 31-43. pdf
Review of: G. Windfuhr (ed.), The Iranian languages, London 2009. IIJ 55: 390-396.
2013 “On the nasalization of h to ngh in Avestan.” In: É Pirart (ed.), Le sort des Gâthâs et autres études iraniennes in memoriam Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin, Leuven-Paris-Walpole: Peeters, pp. 49-51.
2014 & J. Martínez, Introduction to Avestan Brill introductions to Indo-European languages no. 1. Leiden-Boston: Brill.
2015 “Reduplicated demonstrative pronouns in ancient Indo-European languages.” Transactions of the Philological Society 113,1: 38-52.
“Young Avestan badha.” In: A. Cantera, J. Ferrer-Losilla (eds), Homenaje a Éric Pirart en su 65o aniversario, Girona: Sociedad de Estudios Iranios y Turanios, pp. 219-232.
2018 Et al. (eds). Farnah: Indo-Iranian and Indo-European studies in honor of Sasha Lubotsky. Ann Arbor, NY: Beech Stave.