Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Hans Henrich Hock Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
Professor Emeritus of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Professor Emeritus of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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Research Interests

Historical and comparative linguistics, language contact, language and ideology, typology, phrasal prosody

Current Projects

  • Editor of the Series "The World of Linguistics"; co-editor of the volume on South Asia in that series
  • Publications


    • Hock, Hans Henrich. Language History, Language Change, and Language Relationship: An Introduction to historical and comparative linguistics. Comp. Brian D. Joseph. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2009.
    • Hock, Hans Henrich. An early Upanisadic reader, with notes, glossary, and an appendix of related Vedic texts. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2007.

    Book Contributions

    • Hock, Hans Henrich. "Issues in Sanskrit agreement." Issues in Sanskrit agreement. In: Indic across the millennia: From the Rigveda to Modern Indo-Aryan. Ed. Jared S. Klein. Bremen: Hempen Verlag, 2012. 49-58.
    • "Default, animacy, avoidance: Diachronic and synchronic agreement variations with mixed-gender antecedents." Grammatical changes in Indo-European languages. 2009.
    • "Labiopalatalization in Indo-European Languages." Proceedings of the 20th Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. 2009.
    • "Middle Indo-Aryan “Aspirate” Clusters Revisited." Anantam Śāstram: Indological and Linguistic Studies in Honour of Bertil Tikkanen. 2009.

    Edited Books

    • Hock, Hans Henrich. Vedic studies: Language, culture, and philosophy. New Delhi: D. K. Printworld, 2014.

    Journal Articles

    • Hock, Hans Henrich, and Indranil Dutta. "Prosodic incorporation of English utterance final vocatives." The EFL Journal 4.2 (2013): 1-20.
    • Hock, Hans Henrich. "Proto-Indo-European verb finality: Reconstruction, typology, validation." Journal of Historical Linguistics 3.1 (2013): 49-76.
    • Hock, Hans Henrich. "Sanskrit and Panini: Core and periphery." Sanskrita Vimarsha 6 (2012): 85-102.