Lehrstuhl für Historische und Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft

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Selected Publications

See also: https://lmu-munich.academia.edu/RyanSandell


  • (under contract) With Andrew Miles Byrd. The Life Cycle of a Sound Law: Szemerényi’s Law as Study in the Diachrony of Phonological and Morphological Acquisition. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • 2023. Towards a Dynamics of Prosodic Change: Corpus-Based and Computational Studies in the Synchronic and Diachronic Prosodic Phonology of Indic, Greek, and Germanic. Habilitationsschrift, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
  • 2015. Productivity in Historical Linguistics: Computational Perspectives on Word Formation in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit. Ph.D. diss., University of California, Los Angeles. eScholarship Publishing: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2z1476f8.

Refereed Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings


  • 2023. Towards a Prosodic History of Indic: A Parametric Analysis of the “Classical Sanskrit Stress Rule”. In David Goldstein, Stephanie Jamison, and Anthony Yates (eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference. Bremen: Buske Verlag.
  • 2017. Allomorph Selection in Vedic Sanskrit Perfects of the Form CieːCj-. In Karen Jesney, Charlie O’Hara, Caitlin Smith, and Rachel Walker (eds.), Supplemental Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America. https://journals.linguisticsociety.org/proceedings/index.php/amphonology/article/view/3990
  • 2015. With Sam Zukoff. The Phonology of Morpheme Realization in the Germanic Strong Preterites. In: Thuy Bui and Deniz Özyıldız (eds.), NELS 45: Proceedings of the 45th Annual North East Linguistics Society Conference. In Amherst, MA: GLSA.
  • 2011. The Morphophonology of Reduplicated Presents in Vedic and Indo-European. In Stephanie Jamison, H. Craig Melchert, and Brent Vine (eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd UCLA Indo-European Conference, 223– 54. Bremen: Hempen Verlag.


  • 2022. With Chiara Bozzone. One or Many Homers? Using Quantitative Authorship Analysis to Study the Homeric Question. In David Goldstein, Stephanie Jamison, and Brent Vine (eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd West Coast Indo-European Conference, 21–48. Hamburg: Buske.
  • 2022. With Olav Hackstein. The Rise of Colligations: English can’t stand and German nicht ausstehen können. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 28, 60–90. https://www.jbe-platform.com/content/journals/10.1075/ijcl.20022.hac
  • 2016. R̥gvedic śáktīvant-: Accentuation and Statistical Learning of Allomorph Selection in Vedic -mant/vant- stems. In David Goldstein, Stephanie Jamison, and Brent Vine (eds.), Proceedings of the 27th UCLA Indo-European Conference. Bremen: Hempen Verlag.
  • 2015. Obligatory Contour Principle Effects in Indo-European Phonology: Statistical Evidence and the Morphology-Phonology Interface. In Stephanie Jamison, H. Craig Melchert, and Brent Vine (eds.), Proceedings of the 26th UCLA Indo-European Conference. Bremen: Hempen Verlag.


  • 2018. Vedic dāśvā́ṃs- ‘pious one’, Homeric ἀδηκότες ‘inattentive’, and the “Long-Vowel” Perfects of Proto-Indo-European. Indo-European Linguistics 6, 117–51.
  • 2014. Compensatory Lengthening in Vedic and the Outcomes of Proto-Indo-Iranian *[az] and *[až]. In Stephanie Jamison, H. Craig Melchert, and Brent Vine (eds.), Proceedings of the 25th UCLA Indo-European Conference, 183–201. Bremen: Hempen Verlag.
  • 2012. Evidence for Acrostatic Presents in Old Irish?. In D. Furchtgott, M. Holmberg, A. Joseph McMullen, and N. Sumner (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Harvard Celtic Colloquium, 282–304. Cambridge, MA: Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.
  • 2023 (Accepted). Reflexive and Middle in Gothic. In Götz Keydana, Wolfgang Hock, and Paul Widmer (eds.), Reflexive and Middle in Indo-European. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • 2021 (Accepted). With Nelson Goering. Gothic. In Götz Keydana, Saverio Dalpedri, and Stavros Skopeteas (eds.), A Handbook of Ancient Indo-European Grammars. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Edited Volumes and Translations

  • 2013. de Vaan, Michiel and Javier Martínez. Introduction to Avestan. Translation by Ryan Sandell. Leiden-Boston: Brill [Translation from the original Spanish edition: de Vaan, Michiel and Javier Martínez. 1999. Introducción al Avéstico. Madrid: Ediciones Clásicas.]


  • 2015. Review of: Kikusawa, Ritsuko and Lawrence A. Reid (eds). 2013. Historical Linguistics 2011. Selected Papers from the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka, 25–30 July 2011. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. The Linguist List, 26.1040, http://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-1040.html.


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