Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages SymposiumDate
: 1 September 2010 Time
: Khalili Lecture Theatre, College Buildings, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1X 0XG, UK
In 2000 Professor Christopher Beckwith of Indiana University initiated the Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages Symposium with the aim of raising the methodological rigour of Tibeto-Burman historical linguistics to that of other language families such as Indo-European or Uralic.
The first three symposia were organised as panels of the meetings of the International Association for Tibetan Studies
The fourth symposium was organized as a panel of the 41st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London in September 2008.
This fifth meeting will be held as a panel of the 16th Himalayan Languages Symposium (1-5 September, 2010)
again also at SOAS.
The proceedings of the first three conferences have been published by Brill, and the proceedings of the fourth conference will be out in time for the fifth.
A major aim of this meeting is to stimulate interaction among scholars working on different languages in Tibeto-Burman and approaching them from different perspectives.
Papers of any kind dealing with primary texts in the older Tibeto-Burman languages are welcome, whether the focus be linguistic, philological, textual, historical or literary. Also welcome are contributions on any Tibeto-Burman languages with a pre-modern literary tradition. These include but are not limited to Bailang, Burmese, Lepcha, Manipuri, Nam, Naxi, Tangut
, Tibetan, Yi, and Zhangzhung.Enquires about the Programme/Abstracts
Dr Nathan Hill, email@example.com
(Abstracts should be submitted to Dr Hill before April 1 2010)Дополнительная информация