The 39th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics

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September 14-17, 2006

University of Washington, Seattle


This is the official web site of ICSTLL-39. (Web sites for other ICSTLL conferences are listed below.)

The conference was hosted by the Department of Asian Languages and Literature on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle. Although the conference has ended, this site will be maintained as a service to the community of Sino-Tibetan scholars. A complete list of ICSTLL conferences is available at the STEDT web site.

Ninety-two papers were presented over three days by scholars from around the world. In addition to presentations on Chinese and Tibeto-Burman languages, there were talks on Hmong-Mien, Thai, and Vietnamese. Randy LaPolla, Robbins Burling, and Jerry Norman delivered the three keynote addresses. For details, see the conference program.

You may use the links on the left to view the full conference program, see a list of participants, or to download abstracts and papers. Other links have been maintained for historical interest. The intent, register, and update links are now disabled.

Host: Department of Asian Languages & Literature
Principal Organizer: Zev Handel
Sponsors: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, China Studies Program, Department of Asian Languages & Literature, Department of Linguistics, The Graduate School Fund for Excellence & Innovation, Office of the Dean of Humanities, East Asia Center, Southeast Asia Center, South Asia Center