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icon Jonathan P. EVANS Associate Research Fellow 
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Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
128, Section 2, Academia Road 115, Taipei,
Taiwan, R.O.C

Telephone: 02-2652-5038
E-mail: jonathan@sinica.edu.tw

Homepage: http://idv.sinica.edu.tw/jonathan/

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iconEducation

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


iconExperience

Assistant Research Fellow (2003/09/11~2009/01/05)
Oakland University (MI, USA) Visiting Assistant Professor (2001/01~2003/08)
Wayne State University, Adjunct Professor (2000/01~2000/05)

iconResearch Description

        For the last few years, I have been working on various aspects of Qiang (Tibeto-Burman) phonology, phonetics, and historical morphology.

        I am interested in the Qiang (Tibeto-Burman) language of Sichuan province. In particular, I am interested in how language-internal and language-external factors affect its historical development. This research has extended to both morphology and phonology. With regard to morphology, I recently (2004) reconstructed the Proto-Qiang verb canon

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        More of my research has been in the area of historical phonology. At present, I am engaged in teasing apart the effects of tone, stress, and accent in Southern Qiang dialects, with a view to a greater understanding of how tone has arisen in (some of) these dialects.

iconPublications - Journal Papers
  • Stanford, J. A. and Evans, J.P. 2012. The influence of Mandarin Chinese on minority languages in rural southwest China: a sociolinguistic study of tones in contact. International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 1-22.  download
  • Aston, John A. D., Chiou, J. M., Evans, J. P. 2010. Linguistic pitch analysis using functional principal component mixed effect models. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics). London: Wiley. Vol. 59, Part 2, pp. 297–317.  download
  • Jonathan P. Evans, Man-ni Chu, John A. D. Aston, Chao-yu Su. 2010. Linguistic and human effects on F0 in a tonal dialect of Qiang. Phonetica 67, 1-2.  download
  • Jonathan Evans. 2009. (submitted)Types of tonal culminativity in languages of Sichuan and elsewhere.  download
  • Jonathan P. EVANS. 2008. ’African’ tone in the Sinosphere. Language and Linguistics 9.3:463-490.  download
  • Jonathan P. EVANS and Chenglong Huang. 2007. A bottom-up approach to vowel systems: the case of Yadu Qiang. Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale 36.2.
  • 黃成龍,余文生。2007。<羌語關係子句的類型>。《漢藏語學報》(創刊號) 第1期。
  • Jonathan Evans. 2006. Vowel quality in Hongyan Qiang. Language and Linguistics 7.4: 937-960.  download
  • Jonathan Evans. 2006. Origins of vowel pharyngealization in Hongyan Qiang. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 29.2:91-123.  download
  • Jonathan P. Evans. 2001. Contact-Induced Tonogenesis in Southern Qiang. Language and Linguistics 2.2:63 - 110.  download


iconPublications - Conference Papers
  • Jonathan Evans. 2006. How do you analyze a three tone system – when all three are high?. 39th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. Seattle, USA.  download
  • Jonathan Evans. 2004. The history of consonant clusters in Qiang. The 3rd Cross-Straits Workshop on Tibeto-Burman Languages and Linguistics 11 pp. ms. City University of Hong Kong.


iconPublications - Book chapters
  • Jonathan P. Evans. 2009. Is there a Himalayan tone typology?. Tibeto-Burman Historical Linguistics. Senri Ethnological Studies No. 75. ed. by Nagano, Y., Senri, Japan: National Museum of Ethnology.  download
  • Jonathan Evans. 2004. Reconstruction of the Proto-Qiang verb complex. Studies on Sino-Tibetan Languages: Papers in Honor of Professor Hwang-Cherng Gong on His Seventieth Birthday. Language and Linguistics 201-238. ed. by Ying-chin Lin et al., Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.  download


iconPublications - Books
  • Jonathan Evans. 2001. Introduction to Qiang Lexicon and Phonology: Synchrony and Diachrony Tokyo. ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies vii + 426 pp.  download


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