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



and Registration

September 14, 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Gowen Hall Room 1B

September 15-17, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, outside the Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall

September 14: Pre-Conference Workshop: The Current State of ST/TB Reconstruction

The workshop was organized by Prof. James A. Matisoff, and held Thursday, September 14, 3:00 - 6:00 pm, in Gowen Hall Room 1A. The workshop was open to all conference participants. Due to a last-minute flight cancelation, R. Burling and M. Ratliff were unable to participate.

Workshop Program
3:00-3:20 R. Burling The reconstruction of Proto-Bodo-Garo
3:20-3:40 D. Solnit Karenic and Sino-Tibetan: new approaches to the genetic controversy
3:40-4:00 M. Ratliff The concept of diachronically stable roots
4:00-4:15 Break
4:15-4:35 S. DeLancey Towards a PST/PTB proto-syntax
4:35-4:55 Z. Handel Sorting through competing reconstructions of Old Chinese
4:55-5:15 J. Matisoff Where do we go from here?
5:15-6:00 Questions and Discussion

After the workshop, join us for an informal reception with light refreshments, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, in Gowen Hall Room 1A.

September 15-17: Main Conference Sessions

Final versions of the main conference program are available here.

You can view the menus for the Saturday banquet and Sunday barbecue.


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