Talks and presentations

Borrowing and re-borrowing in Southeast Asia: Complicating factors in historical reconstruction

November 19, 2020

Workshop presentation, Tracing contact in closely related languages, Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Speakers of Tangsa-Nocte varieties have long had contact with speakers of Tai and Jinghpaw (Tibeto-Burman) varieties, resulting in both the transfer of material culture as well as linguistic exchanges. Through analysis of the remnants of these exchanges, the history of Tangsa-Nocte can be better understood as involving complex migration and contact.

Material culture and Agriculture in Tangsa (Naga) languages – evidence from Tai borrowings and traditional song texts

July 04, 2019

Conference presentation, 24th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Austrtalia National University, Canberra, Australia

Co-authored with Stephen Morey. Originally submitted for a workshop entitled Bottom up and archaeobotanical approaches to reconstructable Tibeto-Burman material culture at the 24th International Conference on Historical Linguistics at ANU in Canberra, Australia.

The Future of the Shanghai Dialects

May 28, 2010

Talk, 新单位 xīn dān wèi, Shanghai, China

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?