LINGUIST List 10.235

Sun Feb 14 1999

Confs: Chinese Dialectology

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  1. David Prager Branner, Chinese dialectology conference

Message 1: Chinese dialectology conference

Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 15:29:15 -0500 (EST)
From: David Prager Branner <>
Subject: Chinese dialectology conference

Yuen Ren Society for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect Fieldwork

Annual Conference

Saturday, 6 March, 1999
Held at Rutgers University
University Inn and Conference Center

	Thomas Bartlett, La Trobe University
	"Guh Yanwuus View of Chinese Dialects"

	W. South Coblin, University of Iowa
	The "Vocabulario de la Lengua Mandarina" 
		of Francisco Varo (1627-1687) - An Interim Report

	Ming Chao Gui, University of Oklahoma
	"Kunming Chinese Phonology"

11:00-11:15 Break

	Chen Zhongmin, University of California at Berkeley
	"The Common Origin of Diminutives in Some Southern Chinese

	David Prager Branner, University of Pennsylvania
	"Fusion and Diminution in Longyan-area Kinship Terms"

12:35-2:00 Lunch Break

	Wang Ping, Hwajong Liigong Dahshyue, Wuuhann
	"Tone Sandhi in Yishing" (in Chinese)

	Shi Rujie, Suzhou University
	"On the Study of Wu Dialect Grammar" (in Chinese)

	Gu Qian, Nanjing University
	"Research on the Tongtay Dialects" (in Chinese)

4:00-4:15 Break

	Yu Zhiqiang, Baruch College, CUNY
	"What is A Transitional Dialect? A Case Study of the Danyang

	Richard VanNess Simmons, Rutgers University
	"A Comparative Model for the Classification of Wu Dialects"


The conference is open to the public, but if you are planning to attend,
please contact

	David Prager Branner <> 
 or	R. VanNess Simmons <>

For directions the conference site, please see . 

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