Hosted by the UW Department of Asian Languages & Literature
Over 100 scholars from around the world met in Seattle in mid-September for this annual conference on the Sino-Tibetan language family. The hundreds of Sino-Tibetan languages (including Chinese, Burmese, and Tibetan) are spoken across a large part of Asia ranging from India to Vietnam. The 92 presentations included three invited keynote addresses: "Nominalization in Rawang, with an excursus on 'descriptive' linguistics and linguistic theory" by Randy LaPolla, "The Lingua Franca cycle and the map of Tibeto-Burman Languages" by Robbins Burling, and "Proto-Min numerals" by Jerry Norman (UW emeritus). The full program, presentation abstracts, and other information are available on the conference web site.