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

Participants & Papers


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Name Institution Paper Title / Abstract Other Downloads
Prof. Edith ALDRIDGENorthwestern UniversityThe Emergence of Wh-indefinites in Chinese  
Dr. Mark ALVESMontgomery CollegeA Report on the Loanword Situation in Vietnamese  
Prof. William G. BOLTZUniversity of Washington[not presenting]  
Dr. David Prager BRANNERUniversity of MarylandA Sound Change in Progress in Some Fújiàn Mǐnnán Dialects  
Prof. Warren BREWERTamkang University (Taipei)Mapping Taiwanese 'goose' handout (5 MB)
Mr. Robbins BURLINGUniversity of MichiganThe Lingua Franca cycle and the map of Tibeto-Burman Languages  
Ms. Nancy CAPLOWUniversity of California Santa BarbaraThe reconstruction of stress in Proto-Tibetan  
Prof. Marjorie K.M. CHANThe Ohio State UniversityLiu Yi Chuan Shu (柳毅傳書): A Cantonese Opera, Its Language, Script Versions, and Stage Performances  
Ms. Jung-Im CHANGUniversity of WashingtonDevelopment of the -m Coda and the "Closed-Mouth Final" in the Yong'an Dialect Spoken in Fujian Province  
Miss CHEN Yi-HsiuNational Hsinchu University of EducationThe Pragmatics and Grammaticalization of Taiwan Southern Min「死」  
Miss Yawen CHENTaiwan National Teaching Normal UniversityA study on the use of Taiwanese classifiers by different generations  
A study on the semantics and compounding of Southern Min chêng 前  
Prof. Hsiao-feng CHENGNational Central UniversityOn the Dangshe hekou Division 3 words in Hakka and Min  
Prof. Min-hua CHIANGInstitute of Linguistics, Academia SinicaThe distinctions between Hai咍/Tan覃/Han寒 and Tai泰/Tan談/Huan桓 rhymes in Gan and Hakka  
Dr. Alec COUPELa Trobe UniversityDiachronic sources of converb morphology in Ao  
Prof. ZhaoMing DAIHeilongjiang University, ChinaThe Typological Significance of the Chinese Modality Particles paper (Chinese) | paper (English)
Prof. DAI QingxiaCentral University for NationalitiesThe Negative Category of Jingpo Language  
Prof. Keith DEDELewis & Clark CollegeThe Reported Speech Particle in the Xining Dialect  
Dr. Scott DELANCEYUniversity of OregonA Preliminary Survey of the Kurtoep Verb  
Prof. Jakob DEMPSEYYuan-ze UniversityIntra-/ inter-divisional doublets and their implications for OC  
Ms. DENG LinUniversity of WashingtonStratified Tonal Changes in Shaoguan Dialect of Northern Guangdong  
Mr. Rikker DOCKUMDartmouth CollegeConvergences in Khumi and Marma morphosyntax  
Mr. Christopher DOTYUniversity of OregonRelativization in Kurtoep: Preliminary Notes  
Dr. Eric DREWRYAzusa Pacific University[not presenting]  
Dr. Jonathan EVANSAcademia Sinica, TaiwanHow do you analyze a two tone system – when both tones are high?  
Prof. FENG YingYunnan Normal University汉语借词对水语构词方式的影响borrowing words from Chinese influence on the word formation of Shui Language  
Mr. Michel FERLUSCNRS (retired)What were the four divisions of the Middle Chinese  
Dr. Jingqi FUSt. Mary's College of MarylandThe Word Orders of the Bai Language  
Dr. Maciej GACAAdam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, PolandAmazing story of Wo Renbo - written scripts of Southern China and ethnic indentity  
Dr. William GAGEResidual Chinese Loans in Vietnamese paper
Dr. Thomas GETHINGUniversity of Washington[not presenting]  
Prof. GONG Hwang-cherngInstitute of Linguistics, Academia SinicaA hypothesis of the influences of pre-initial consonants upon the development of rhymes from Old Chinese to Middle Chinese  
Prof. Zev HANDELUniversity of Washington[not presenting] Workshop presentation | handout | bibliography
Dr. Inga-Lill HANSSONDept. of East Asian Languages, Lund University, SwedenEvidentiality in Akha  
Dr. John HARTMANNNorthern Illinois UniversityA Regional Approach to the Study of Tai Toponyms  
Mr. Muhammad HASNAINBaltistan Cultural FoundationBalti Proverbs - Compiled by G. H. Hasni full paper
Mr. HAYASHI NorihikoJapan Society for Promotion of Science, The University of TokyoYoule Jino Adjectives  
Dr. Suying HSIAOInstitute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica Language contact and lexical competition: Chinese impact on Mongolian negations presentation
Prof. Yuchau E. HSIAONational Chengchi UniversityA Corpus Study of Classic Chinese Poetry  
Miss Fu-mei HSUYuan Ze UniversityPredicate Ellipsis in Old Chinese  
Dr. HU SuhuaCentral University for NationalitiesThe Serial Verb Constructions in Nuosu Yi Language  
Dr. HUANG ChenglongInstitute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica & Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, CASSRelative Clauses in the Puxi Variety of Qiang  
Mr. HUZIWARA KeisukeKyoto UniversityCome and Go in Cak  
Mr. IKEDA TakumiInstitute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto UniversitySome Historical Records on the Lyuzu Language in Southwest China  
Prof. JEON Kwang JinSungkyunkwan UniversityPhonological change of Old Chinese(LFK System) :Dissimilation  
Prof. JIANG PingChinese University of Hong KongConsonant alternation in Fuzhou Chinese  
Mr. Kaonohi KAIXenoType Technologies[not presenting]  
Dr. Atsuhiko KATOOsaka University of Foreign StudiesValence-changing particles in Pwo Karen  
Dr. Wilaiwan KHANITTANANThammasat University, ThailandTao Te Ching Influence in Tai Languages: Evidence for a Taoist Legacy  
Prof. Kazuyuki KIRYUMimasaka UniversityAn Analysis of a verbal suffix ch@i in Meche  
Mr. LAMA ZiwoThe University of Texas at ArlingtonWhere did the ‘Dog’ ‘Go’: a Continuing ‘Chew’ over the Labiovelars of Northern Yi?  
Prof. Randy LAPOLLALa Trobe UniversityNominalization in Rawang, with an excursus on 'descriptive' linguistics and linguistic theory paper (keynote address)
Ms. Liberty LIDZThe University of Texas at AustinA Synopsis of Yongning Na (Mosuo) presentation | paper | handout
Ms. You-Jing LINDepartment of Lingustics, UCSBFrom Directional to Past Imperfective: A Case from rGyalrong  
Miss LIN I ChenNational Hsinchu University of EducationProcessing of Taiwanese tone sandhi: The Gating paradigm  
Miss Hsiao-Chien LIUNHCUEThe Euphemism of Death in Hakka, Mandarin, and English  
Ms. Gwendolyn LOWESUniversity of OregonComparative Notes on Tibeto-Burman Copulas [handout]  
Mr. LU MingchangNational Taiwan Normal UniversityAn OT and Corpus-Based Analysis of English Loanwords in Mandarin: Cases of Coda Adaptation  
Dr. LUO YongxianUniversity of MelbourneSome Sino-Tai Correspondences in Old Chinese *-a- (鱼)Finals  
Mr. Jiapeng LUOChing Yun University, TaiwanStatistical Analysis Methods of the Corresponding Patterns of the Sound System Among Chinese Varieties  
Prof. Kamal Prakash MALLATribhuvan University, Kathmandu, NepalA Tale of the Tail: Classical Newari and Proto-Tibeto-Burman  
Prof. James A. MATISOFFUniversity of California, Berkeley"Stable" roots in Sino-Tibetan/Tibeto-Burman  
Dr. Martine MAZAUDONCNRSTone and voice quality in TGTM (Tamang-an) languages  
Dr. Boyd MICHAILOVSKYCNRSSources of vowel alternation in Kiranti verbs  
Dr. Brian MIGLIAZZASIL International[not presenting]  
Prof. Jerry NORMANUniversity of Washington Proto-Min Numerals handout
Mr. Jamin PELKEYLa Trobe UniversityMuji uncorked: A first tasting of the dialects, distinctives, and distribution  
Dr. David A. PETERSONDartmouth CollegeAspects of Mru phonetics and phonology  
Dr. PHUA Chiew PhengNanyang Technological UniversityAlternations of Voiced and Voiceless Initials in Old Chinese: A Cognitive Approach to the Study of Chinese Historical Phonology  
Dr. Jim PLACZEKLangara College[not presenting]  
Dr. Heleen PLAISIERLeiden UniversityLepcha and its next of kin  
Dr. Martha RATLIFFWayne State University[not presenting]  
Mr. Priyankoo SARMAHUniversity of FloridaAn acoustic study of Mizo tones and morpho-tonology  
Prof. SAWADA HideoILCAA, Tokyo Univ. of Foreign Studiesʔă-prefixation on verbs and auxiliaries in Lhaovo (Maru) Language: non-derivational use  
Dr. Axel SCHUESSLERWartburg College (retired)[not presenting]  
Dr. Hong SHENChongqing University, ChinaChongqing Yanzi  
Dr. SHIRAI SatokoKyoto UniversityFunctions of the modality suffix "-a" in nDrapa  
Dr. David B SOLNITUniversity of California, BerkeleyNotes on Pa-O Phonology  
Prof. Hongkai SUNInstitute of Ethnology & AnthropologyPronominalization in Tibeto-Burman  
Prof. Kuo-ming SUNGLawrence UniversityA Four-Tone Autosegmental Analysis on Tone Sandhi in Lhasa Tibetan  
Miss Kai-lin SUNGNational Chengchi University Graduate Institute of LinguisticsTonal Harmony in Chinese Raps  
A Corpus Study of Classic Chinese Poetry  
Prof. Yoshihisa TAGUCHIChiba University*r and the cluster initials in Proto-Hmong-Mien  
Ms. TANG ChihsiaNTHUSynchronic and Diachronic Metaphorical Explorations of English Slang with Food Names and Comparisions with Chinese Semantically-corresponding Counterparts  
Ms. Kanlayarat THITIKAMNARAKasetsart University[not presenting]  
Dr. Apiluck TUMTAVITIKULKasetsart University, Bangkok, THAILANDThai intonation in four emotions presentation
Dr. TUNG chung-szuNational Hsinchu University of EducationThe Relationship among Yao, She, and Hakka through Phonetic Analyses  
Dr. Stephen WADLEYPortland State University[not presenting]  
Dr. WANG ChaohuiCentral University for Nationalities[not presenting]  
Dr. Justin WATKINSSOAS, University of LondonThe SOAS Wa Dictionary Project: Lexicography for a Divided Language Related links: Wa Dictionary homepage | Wa Dictionary Database and interactive tools
Ms. Christina WILLISUniversity of Texas at AustinWho is Doing What to Whom? -- A Case Study of Coding Strategies in Darma  
Miss Chinwei WUDepartment of Chinese, National Taiwan Normal UniversityThe Morphophological Structures of Four-Syllabic Reduplicants in Jingpo(Kachin) Dialect: An Optimality-Theoretical Approach  
Prof. WU AnqiInstitute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social SciencesHistorical Strata of Colloquial and Literary Words in Wenzhou Speech  
Dr. Janet XINGWestern Washington UniversitySemantic Extension of Color Terms in Chinese  
Prof. XU ShixuanInstitute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social SciencesThe Tujia Lexicon and Language Contact handout
Prof. YANG LiujinHonghe Prefecture Ethnic Research InstituteA diachronic comparison of domestic animal name pronunciations among the Nisu Yi of China  
Miss Chiou-shing YEHNational Chengchi University Graduate Institute of LinguisticsAn Optimality Theoretical Approach to Reduplication Tone Sandhi in Hai-lu Hakka  
Ms. Jui-chuan YEHGraduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua UniversityOn the Excessive Construction in Mandarin Chinese  
Mr. Dominic YUUniversity of California, BerkeleyRelative clauses and the noun phrase in Cantonese  
Mr. Kun YUEUniversity of OregonAttention and Mandarin Syntax  
Prof. Anne YUE-HASHIMOTOUniversity of Washington[not presenting]  
Prof. ZHANG linshengOsaka Prefecture UniversityOn the topic marker "zhe" in the Old Chinese  

Total number of participants: 100
Total number of presentations: 89

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