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Annals of Wu

漢藏緬語々言研究ㄟ博客
a sinotibetoburman linguistics blog
2014-09-12

47th Int'l Conference On Sino-Tibetan Languages And Linguistics events - conferences

The 47th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics will be at Yunnan Normal University in Kunming. Dates for the conference are 17 to 19 October. Registration is on the 16th.

For more information check out the conference website.
    2010-05-25

    Reminder: Chit-chat At Xindanwei events - talks

    Just a quick reminder. I'll be holding at talk at Xindanwei in Shanghain this Friday. Here's the summary from their site:

    吴语对大多说上海人来说占据了他们每日与家人, 朋友交流的很大一部分. 方言的未来怎样? 是否有保存的价值? 就保护方言来说,现在做了什么? 来自Sinoglot的Kellen Parker希望你5月28日下午4点半到新单位来参与讨论. 说出你对这个9千万人都在使用的语言怎么看. 讨论以英语的形式展开, 不过也可以使用中文参与其中.

    The dialects of Wu are a big part of life for most native Shanghainese, used for day-to-day conversations with family and friends. But what does the future hold for the dialects? Is there value in preservation? What's being done now to protect the language? Sinoglot's Kellen Parker hopes you'll come join the discussion at Xindanwei on Friday the 28th at 4:30. Come give your opinions and reflections on the language of 90 million people. The talk will be in English but feel free to participate in Chinese.

    We'll be talking about a range of topics, all tied to the Shanghainese dialects of Wu, including standardisation, cultural identity, efforts at preservation and efforts at obliteration, to name a few. I'll be speaking mostly English but feel free to contribute in Mandarin and I'll do my best to not embarrass myself.

    Hope to see you there.
      2010-05-14

      Xindanwei Chitchat events - talks

      I've just confirmed the date. On May 28th, two weeks from today, I will be holding a small talk at Xindanwei in Shanghai. The topic is tentatively

      the Future of the Shanghai dialect

      If you're in Shanghai on the 28th (at 16:30), please come out and take part in the discussion. We'll be talking about the Shanghainese dialect, in terms of
      · its role in the lives of the locals
      · its future as a tool for interaction
      · the value of preservation and
      · the value of standardisation
      It will be an informal discussion and I hope to hear your thoughts as much as you'll hear mine.

      Xindanwei is a co-operative office environment located in Changning district. They also host lectures and chit-chats, less formal talks, such as my own. I've attended other talks a few times and have always enjoyed them. If you haven't made it out there yet, I highly recommend it if even just to check out the space.

      The address for Xindanwei is
      4C,Bld 4 IIInShanghai Hub,No.727 Dingxi Road,Changning District,Shanghai, China
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      I will also be presenting a paper at an academic conference this summer on a related topic, so any discussion had on the 28th will help as I formalise that presentation.

      I hope to see you there.

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        A semi-academic linguistics blog about Sinotibetan, previously focused primarily on Wú, a Sinitic language spoken in the Yangtze Delta region. Topics now include historical linguistics, documentation, language rights, sociolinguistics and learning materials, as well as acting as the dev blog for Phonemica from time to time.

        I'm a linguist based in Asia, working on documentation and historical development of Sinotibetan. In addition to academic research, I'm heavily involved in Phonemica, an organisation that promotes crowd-sourced preservation of local languages.

        I'm currently in the field, so getting in touch isn't easy. However you can try to email me at the following address and I'll respond as soon as I'm able:

        yhilan.ko@gmail.com
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