ronghong01Ronghong Qiang village, before the 2008 earthquake

Professor, Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore




RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sino-Tibetan linguistics
  • Linguistic typology
  • Historical linguistics (including Grammaticalization and Sino-Tibetan reconstruction)
  • Functional and interactional approaches to communication and language emergence
  • Pragmatics (particularly relevance-based approaches)
  • Fieldwork on endangered languages / anthropological linguistics (Asian languages on which I have done fieldwork)

CURRICULUM VITAE