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Pāṇini's Sanskrit Grammar

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The school concentrates on the study of traditional Sankrit grammar systems, with special reference to the text of the founder of the school, Pāṇini (c.a V BC) who inspired in depth modern developments in linguistic thought. It combines the traditional approach with notions and reflections on contemporary Linguistics.

In each edition, the School offers an in-depth look at a specific topic; in this year's programme the focus will be on Pāṇini's account of accent in comparison with modern accounts of Vedic accent.

This Summer School is realized with the sponsorship of the International PhD Programme in Philological-Literary and Historical-Cultural Studies of the Literature, Languages and Cultural Heritage Department, University of Cagliari.

Maria Piera Candotti (Università degli Studi di Pisa)
Malhar Kulkarni (Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
Tiziana Pontillo (Università degli Studi di Cagliari)

The program will be held both on campus and online, via Microsoft Teams.


The principal aim of the school is to offer to students the basic tools that will allow them to get to grips with the Pāṇinian text and learn to handle its technicalities and subtleties.
Students will gain a grounding in the principal sections of Pāṇini’s grammar (primary and secondary derivation, compounding, allomorphy and phonosyntax) through intensive reading sessions followed, in the afternoon, by a session of exercises.

Who can apply

The Summer School in Pāṇinian Grammar is addressed not only to students interested in Sanskrit technical and commentary literature, but also to students of Linguistics, in particular Historical Linguistics and Philosophy of Language.



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Admission Requirements

No prior knowledge of Pāṇini’s grammar is assumed, but a background in Sanskrit (at least a knowledge of its grammatical structure) is necessary.
At least 9 CFU/ECTS in Sanskrit/Indology or 6 CFU/ECTS in Sanskrit and 6 CFU/ECTS in Historical linguistics.

Required Documents

  • Identity Document (*PASSPORT in case you are a foreign student*)
  • Enrolment Form
  • Curriculum Vitae

All the documents must be in pdf format, in order to upload them on the portal when required (See the "How to apply" page).

The Summer School will accept a maximum of 10 students on campus + a maximum of 10 students online.
When filling in the Enrolment Form, please specify "on campus" or "online" next to the title of the chosen program.




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6 - 17 September 2021

Application Deadline

20 August 2021


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