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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Picus  Sizhi Ding
Institution: University of Hong Kong
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Homepage: http://web.hku.hk/~picus
State and/or Country: Hong Kong   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Phonetics
Phonology
Typology
Writing Systems
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Yue
Language Family(ies): Sino-Tibetan
Selected Publications: The Use of Perception Tests in Studying the Tonal System of Prinmi Dialects: A Speaker-centered Approach to Descriptive Linguistics. Language Documentation and Conservation 1.2: 154-181.

A typological study of tonal systems of Japanese and Prinmi: Towards a definition of pitch-accent languages. Journal of Universal Language 7.2: 1-35.

China. In Philipp Strazny (ed.) Encyclopedia of Linguistics. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn. Pp. 189-194.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Studies on Bă Resultative Construction
Courses Taught: Contrastive Linguistics
General Linguistics
Phonetics
Reviewer of: Discourse/East Asian Lang: Jing-Schmidt (2005) (LL Issue 17.648)
Language Diversity in the Pacific (LL Issue 17.2290)
Review: Typology: Asher & Moseley (2007) (LL Issue 18.3147)
Koguryo: The Language of Japan's Continental Relatives (LL Issue 19.2334)
A Grammar of Eton (LL Issue 22.1573)
Academic Paper Abstract: A typological study of tonal systems of Japanese and Prinmi: Towards a definition of pitch-accent languages
The Use of Perception Tests in Studying the Tonal System of Prinmi Dialects: A speaker-centered approach to descriptive linguistics
Challenges in Language Modernization in China: The case of Prinmi



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