Alwin Kloekhorst

Curriculum Vitae

General

1978: Born in Smilde, the Netherlands

Education

2002-2007: Ph.D. (with distinction), Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, Leiden University. Dissertation: ‘The Hittite Inherited Lexicon’ [link]. Supervisor: Prof.dr. J.J.S. Weitenberg.

2001-2002: Advanced Master’s Program (with distinction), Research School CNWS, School of Asian, African and Amerindian Studies, Leiden. Final paper: ‘The verb kaness-mi ‘to know’ and other Hittite s-presents’.

1997-2001: MA (with distinction), Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, Leiden University. MA thesis: ‘The Etymology of the Hittite Words Beginning with K’.

1996-1997: Propaedeutic, Indo-Iranian Languages and Culture, Leiden University.

1990-1996: Gymnasium, CSG Vincent van Gogh, Assen.

Employments

2012-pres.: Assistant Professor, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.

2008-2012: Post-doctoral researcher. Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Research project: Stressing the Facts. Accentuation in Hittite.

2007: Teacher at the Department of Comparative Indo-European Linguistics, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (part-time).

2005-2008: Organizer of the Leiden Summer Schools in Languages and Linguistics (part-time).

2002-2007: PhD researcher at Research School CNWS / Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Research project: An Integrated Etymological Treatment of the Hittite Vocabulary of Indo-European Origin.

Academic positions

2012-pres.: Member of the Board (‘Vertreter des Mittelbaus’) of the Indogermanische Gesellschaft (Society for Indo-European Studies).

2012: Organizer of the workshop (Re)defining Old Hittite, during the Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Leiden University, 17 July 2012.

2012: Organizer of the congress Indo-European Compounds and Beyond, Leiden University, 27 April 2012.

2011-pres.: Collaborator of the project Los ‘dialectos lúvicos’ del grupo anatolio indoeuropeo: aproximaciones genéticas y areales (University of Barcelona / University of Santiago).

2007-pres.: Advisor on Hittite etymology for the Hethitisches Wörterbuch-project (University of Munich).

2002-pres.: Contributor to the Indo-European Etymological Dictionary project (Leiden University), responsible for the Anatolian languages.

Courses taught

Yearly recurring main courses:
Hittite, Anatolian Historical Grammar, Language and Culture of the Indo-Europeans, Historical Linguistics, Greek Historical Grammar, Morphology.

Occasional subsidiary courses:
Reading Hittite Texts, Palaic, Hieroglyphic Luwian, Lycian.

Intensive courses:
2009: Methodology of Historical Linguistics (LOT Summer School).
2009: Hittite Historical Grammar (Blockseminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München).
2009: Anatolian Historical Grammar (Blockseminar, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster).
2008: The Hittite verbal system in the light of its Indo-European origins (Leiden Summer School).
2011: Anatolian Accentuation (Leiden Summer School).
2012: Lydian (Leiden Summer School)

Other:
2007-2012: Language, the living time machine (Leiden Advanced Pre-University Programme for Top-students: series of courses on historical linguistics for secondary students).

Administrative functions

2012-pres.: Member of the Exam Committee of the MA programme Linguistics at Leiden University.

2011-pres.: Chairman of the Department’s Committee of the programme Linguistics at Leiden University.

2010-pres.: Coordinator of the modular courses of the BA programme Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at Leiden University.

2009-pres.: Member of the PhD Admission and Application Committee of the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.

2008-pres.: Coordinator of the Leiden Advanced Pre-University Programme for Top-Students ‘Language, the living time machine’.

2005-2008: Organizer of the Leiden Summer School of Languages and Linguistics.

2004-2005: Member of the Committee for Organizing the Third International Linguistics Olympiad in Leiden (8-12 August 2005).

2004: Member of the delegation for Indo-European Linguistics at the Conference for the Internationalization of Non-Western Studies.

2003-2008: Member of the Department’s Committee of the programme Comparative Indo-European Linguistics at Leiden University.

Awards and Grants

2008: Grant (VENI) of € 208.000 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for the four-year research project ‘Stressing the Facts: Accentuation in Hittite’.

2006: Nominated for the LSR Onderwijs Prijs for best teacher at Leiden University.

2002: Grant from Research School CNWS, Leiden University for a four-year employment as PhD researcher.

2001: Grant of € 13.500 from Research School CNWS, Leiden University for taking part in its Advanced Master’s Program.

1997: Caland Encouragement Award for Most Excellent Propaedeutic Student of Indology.