John Carlyle attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received his B.A. in Linguistics and East Asian Languages and Cultures. His main research interests are Chinese dialectology and the historical phonology. He hopes to improve the current understanding of the evolution of Sinitic languages by investigating the older, colloquial lexical strata of various dialects and the contact that occurred between them.
GSA Faculty Liaison, 2020-2021
Duties: This officer observes regular faculty meetings and reports pertinent information to the rest of the graduate student body.
Contact me if: You would like information about the proceedings of recent faculty meetings. You have questions about an item in a recent report on faculty meetings.
Graduate Student Colloquium Organizer, 2020-2021
Duties: This officer organizes the yearly graduate student colloquium held at the university, typically in Winter or Spring quarter. This officer must organize the colloquium space, tech, and catering. In addition you one must promote and advertise the event and advertise for presentation proposals early in the year from the department, Asia-relevant departments and centers at UW, and other Asian studies departments in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
Contact me if: 1) you are interested in this position, or 2) you have any questions regarding volunteering or presenting at the following year’s colloquium.