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Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Tuesday, September 9~Thursday, September 11, 2008
《International Research Forum》Linguistic Substrata in Tibeto-Burman Area

  • Date: Tuesday, September 9 - Thursday, September 11, 2008
  • Venue: Conference Room 4, National Museum of Ethnology
 

Program

September 09
13:30 - 14:00 Keynote speech
Y. Nagano
Pronominals and Directives
14:00 - 14:40 Directional prefixes in nDrapa and neighboring languages: An areal feature of Western Sichuan
S. Shirai
14:40 - 15:20 Verbal affixes in West Himalayan
Y. Takahashi
16:00 - 16:40 On the rise of the numeral classifier system in Newar
K. Kiryu
16:40 - 17:20 Origin of non-Tibetan words in Tibetan dialects of the Ethnic Corridor in West Sichuan
H. Suzuki
September 10
Zhangzhung and Old Tibetan
10:00 - 10:40 Some notes on 'gold' and 'road' in Zhangzhung and Tamangic
I. Honda
10:40 - 11:20 Is there a Himalayan tone typology?
J. Evans
11:20 - 12:00 Shared morphology in Qiang and Tibetan
Huang Chenglong
13:00 - 13:40 Zhang-zhung and Qiangic languages
G. Jacques
13:40 - 14:10 Zhangzhung and Gyarong
Y. Nagano
14:10 - 14:40 Present stage of deciphering Old Zhangzhung
T. Takeuchi &A. Nishida
14:40 - 15:20 Formation an
September 11
Comparison, Typology and Sub-grouping
10:00 - 10:40 When the ヤmajority ruleユ does not apply: Ergative to accusative drift in Austronesian languages and how we know
R. Kikusawa
10:40 - 11:20 Drift in TB
R. LaPolla
11:20 - 12:00 Challenging the status-quo: Drift, direct inheritance and reconstruction
L. Reid
Some Critical Eyes on Linguistic Substrata
13:00 - 13:40 Historical development of Youle Jino and linguistic substratum of Tibeto-Burman
N. Hayashi
13:40 - 14:20 Application of substrate theory in the research of ethnic languages in China
Dai Qingxia
14:20 - 15:00 Stable roots in Sino-Tibetan/Tibeto-Burman
J. Matisoff
15:00 - 15:40 How (not) to establish substratum interference
S. Thomason
16:00 - 16:30 Discussion