icon Jackson T.-S. SUN Distinguished Research Fellow 
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iconContact Information

Institute of Linguistics
Academia Sinica
128, Section 2, Academia Road
115 Nan Kang, Taipei
Taiwan

Telephone: 02-2652-5027
E-mail: hstssun@gate.sinica.edu.tw

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iconEducation

Ph. D. in Linguistics
Department of Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley
(June 1990-May 1993; degree received in May 1993)

iconExperience

Institute Director: June 27, 2008-June 26, 2011
Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

March-May, 2007
Visiting Fellow
Research Centre for Linguistic Typology,
La Trobe University, AUSTRALIA

February 2007 till present
Adjunct Professor
Graduate School of Chinese, National Taiwan Normal University

Deputy Director: August 1 2005-July 31, 2006
Research Fellow: June 2000 till present
Associate Research Fellow: August 1997 till June 2000
Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

August 1996 till July 1997
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Ethnology, National Chengchi University

Associate Research Fellow: August 1997 till August 1997
Assistant Research Fellow: August 1986 till January 1994
Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (Taiwan)

August 1984 till July 1986
Lecturer
Department of Chinese Language and Literature
National Tsing Hua University


iconResearch Description

        My specific research focus is on languages of the vast Sino-Tibetan language family, especially those falling under the Tibetosphere. My long-term objectives are to conduct fine-tuned synchronic study of these languages with first-hand, accurately recorded linguistic materials, and to ascertain their genetic positions vis-a-vis Tibetan via historical comparative reconstructions. My research efforts in recent years have concentrated on Tibetic and rGyalrongic languages of Sichuan.

Research Topics

Tibetan
        Tibetan is internally diverse, comprising a number of mutually unintelligible dialects. The current sub-classification schemes are incomplete and oversimplified, often based on global phonological typology (e.g. tonal vs. nontonal) or shared archaisms (e.g. preservation of consonant clusters). By focusing on little-known Tibetan dialects of China, I aim to provide new evidence in the light of which and methodologically sound reclassifications of modern Tibetan can be achieved.

rGyalrongic
        rGyalrongic, a compact Tibeto-Burman language cluster affiliated apparently with the so-called ‘Qiangic’ languages, is composed of at least three distinct languages: rGyalrong, Lavrung, and Horpa. Since 1994, I have systematically investigated these languages via several projects sponsored by the National Science Council and Chiang Chingkuo Foundation, collecting a copious body of lexical, grammatical, and text data on several rGyalrongic dialects. Aside from a dozen journal articles, conference papers, and lecture notes, I aim to disseminate my main research results in the form a comprehensive grammar, a dictionary, and an annotated folklore collection in the Caodeng dialect of rGyalrong (in progress).

Concrete contributions

Tibetan
        I have recently discovered a number of little-studied Tibetan varieties in the borderland between the Tibetan, Qiang, and rGyalrong areas in northwestern Sichuan, e.g. Qiuji, Khalong, Qinglanggou, and Zhongu. Subject to unusual historical developments and contact influences, they are highly divergent from mainstream Tibetan dialects. My NSC-funded project on Zhongu presented strong evidence that Zhongu Tibetan should be regarded as a minor yet full-fledged dialect of Tibetan. My attention has subsequently shifted to the equally distinct Chosrje, Thebo, Khalong, and gSerpa dialects. I have collaborated with Dr. Lin Youjing to explore the tonogenetic effects of onset breathiness and rhyme length on ‘habitual’ (allophonic) tones in Chosrje Tibetan, and to record Thewo and its neighboring dialects at the Sichuan-Gansu border.

rGyalrongic
        My preliminary comparisons based on the accumulated field data lead me to believe that the three languages rGyalrong, Lavrung, and Horpa share a unique genetic affinity, going back to proto-rGyalrongic. Some evidence for this claim, involving shared native core vocabulary and unusual parallelisms in verbal morphology, was presented in two articles in 2000. Since 2001, I have conducted NSC projects to explore the history of Lavrung phonology and lexicon in cooperation with Prof. Huang Bufan. My work on rGyalrongic has also brought to light several important, previously unnoted phonological and grammatical phenomena. Pitch-related suprasegmental phenomena in rGyalrongic, for instance, are found to be halfway houses between tone and stress accent. Typologically uncommon tonality types include pitch accent in Caodeng rGyalrong, mixed system of pitch accent and tone (level vs. falling) in Ribu and Situ rGyalrong, and tonal accents in the Puxi variety of Horpa, where tonal distinctions (high vs. low) occur only in accented syllables. Even more remarkable is the phenomenon of vowel velarization in Puxi and Ribu rGyalrong which, unearthed for the first time in Sino-Tibetan, seem comparable to pharyngealized vowels reported in Khoisan, Tungustic, and Caucasian languages. On the morphosyntactic plane, my study on rGyalrong grammar has allowed me to give in-depth analyses of grammatical topics previously under-represented in the available rGyalrong literature, such as tense/aspect and irrealis, empathy hierarchy, syntactic pivots, converbs, complementation, and relativization constructions.

iconProfessional Activities

Editorial Board, <> (since 2000.01.01)
Editorial Board, <> (since 2007)
Editorial Board, <> (since 2006)
Editorial Board, <> (since 2006)
Deputy Editor-in-chief, <>(since 2009)

Organizer of workshops and conferences:
1st Cross-Strait Workshop on Tibeto-Burman Languages (with special focus on Qiangic languages), Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
2nd Cross-Strait Workshop on Tibeto-Burman Languages), Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
8th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics), Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
14th Annual Conference of the International Association of Chionese Linguistics & 10th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (May 25-29, 2006)

Executive Committee, Linguistic Society of Taiwan, (2005-2006)

Deputy Director, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica (2005-2006)

OED advisor on Sino-Tibetan linguistics

PhD oral defence examiner:
National Tsing Hua University; PhD Candidate: Wei Jie-wu; August 2000
Leiden University, Holland; PhD Candidate: Anton Lustig; September 2002
City University of Hong Kong; PhD Candidate Huang Chenglong; August 2003
Universit? Paris; PhD Candidate: Guillaume Jacques; September 2004


iconHonors & Awards

CLASS Visiting Scholar,Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies in the School of Humanities
and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University,Singapore. (2015)


President, Scientific Committee of the 3rd Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan

Keynote address, 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

National Science Council Distinguished Research Award (2003)

Academia Sinica Distinguished Young Scholar’s Research Award (1995)

National Science Council Outstanding Research Award (1995)

Ministry of Education Award for Distinguished Research on Non-Chinese Languages of China (1994)

Chancellor’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley (August 1992- July 1993)

Humanities Research Grant, University of California at Berkeley (1992, cash grant for conducting fieldwork in Tibet)

National Science Council Foreign Study Fellowship (Renewed twice; August 1988-July 1991)

Fulbright Grant, Ph.D. study program (Renewed once; August 1988-August 1990)









iconResearch Grants

*[A Historical Comparative Study of the Tani Branch in Tibeto-Burman] (NSC100-2410-H-001-097-MY2)
*[Nominalization Structures in rGyalrong: A Cross-dialect Investigation] NSC 97-2410-H-001-072-MY3 (2008-2011)
*[A Comparative Study of Relative Clauses in rGyalrong] NSC 95-2411-H-001-074-MY2 (2006-2008)
*[Aberrant Tibetan Dialects of Rangtang County] NSC 92-2411-H-001-041/NSC 93-2411-H-001-010 (2003-2005)
*[Comparative Study of the Lavrung Language in rGyalrongic] NSC 90-2411-H-001-036 / NSC 91-2411-H-001-053 (2001-2003)
*[Comparative Study of Sidaba rGyalrong] NSC 89-2411-H-001-005/NSC 90-2411-H-001-088 (1999-2001)
*[Study on the Zhongu Tibetan Dialect of Songpan] NSC 88-2411-H-001-030 (1998-1999)
*[Research of the Austroasiatic Languages of Southeast Asia] Academia Sinica (1994-1997)
*[Collection and Analysis of Oral Texts in the rGyalrong Language Group], NSC 83-0301-H-070-P2 / NSC 85-2418-H-001-003-P2 / NSC 86-2411-H-001-001-P2) (1994-1997)
*[Investigation and Research of the Qiangic Branch in Tibeto-Burman] Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (1994-1997)

iconPublications - Journal Papers
  • 田阡子、孫天心。即將刊登。〈格西霍爾語動詞的時與體 〉。《語言暨語言學》 20(3)。
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 即將刊登. Synchronic and diachronic phonology of Lavïa: A Wa language of Yunnan and Myanmar. Language and Linguistics.
  • 孫天心、田阡子、邱振豪。2017。〈上東谷霍爾語的發聲態對立〉。Journal of Chinese Linguistics 45(1):78-96。
  • 田阡子、孫天心。2016。〈格西霍爾語動詞以重疊詞根方式體現的數標記〉。《雲南師範大學學報》 48(4):15-21。
  • 田阡子、孫天心。2016。〈西部霍爾語動詞的詞幹交替 〉。《民族語文》 3: 35–43。
  • Jonathan P. Evans, Jackson T.-S. Sun, Chenhao Chiu, Michelle Liou. 2016. Uvular approximation as an articulatory vowel feature. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 45(3):1-30.  download
  • 孫天心。2015。〈黑水縣沙石多嘉戎語動詞人稱範疇的特點〉。《語言暨語言學》 16(5): 731–749。 download
  • 孫天心、田阡子。2014。〈霍爾語格西話動詞對協〉。《中國語言學集刊》 7(2): 203-223.。 download
  • Sun, Jackson T.-S. 2012. Complementation in Caodeng rGyalrong. Language and Linguistics 13(3):471-498.  download
  • 孫天心、林幼菁、陳正賢。2012。〈蒲西霍爾語軟顎化的語音對立〉。《語言學論叢》 45:187-195。 download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2010. Tone categorization in Taiwanese: A case study in concept formation. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 38(1): 115-133.  download
  • 孫天心。2008。〈草登嘉戎語動詞的時—體範疇〉。《漢藏語學報》 2:135-146。 download
  • 孫天心。2007。〈藏緬語的調查〉。《語言學論叢》 36:98-107。 download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2007. Morphological causative formation in Shangzhai Horpa. Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics 2(1): 211-231.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2007. The irrealis category in rGyalrong. Language & Linguistics 8(3):797-819.  download
  • 孫天心。2006。〈嘉戎語動詞的派生形態〉。《民族語文》 2006(4): 3-14。 download
  • 孫天心。2006。〈草登嘉戎語的關係句〉。《語言暨語言學》 7(4): 905-933。 download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2006. Special Linguistic features of gSerpa Tibetan. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 29(1):107-126.  download
  • 孫天心。2005。〈嘉戎語組語言的音高:兩個個案研究〉。《語言研究》 25(1): 50-59。 download
  • 孫天心。2004。〈龔煌城院士談西夏語研究〉。《聲韻論叢》 13:1-12。 download
  • 孫天心、石丹羅。2004。〈草登嘉戎語的狀貌詞〉。《民族語文》 2004(5): 1-11。 download
  • 孫天心。2003。〈求吉藏語的語音特徵〉。《民族語文》 6:1-6。 download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2003. Phonological profile of Zhongu: A new Tibetan dialect of Northern Sichuan. Language & Linguistics 4(4): 769-836.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2003. Issues in Mawo Qiang phonology. Journal of Taiwanese Languages and Literature 1(1): 223-238.  download
  • 孫天心. 2003. Perfective stem renovation in Khalong Tibetan. Studies in Himalayan Linguistics.
  • 孫天心. 2003. Variegated tonal developments in Tibetan. Language Variation: Papers on variation and change in the Sinosphere and in the Indosphere in honour of James A. Matisoff. Pacific Linguistics.  download
  • 孫天心、石丹羅。2002。〈草登嘉戎語與「認同等第」相關的語法現象〉。《語言暨語言學》 3(1): 79-99。 download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2000. Stem alternations in Puxi verb inflection. Language & Linguistics 1(2): 211-232.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2000. Parallelisms in the verb morphology of Sidaba rGyalrong and Guanyinqiao in rGyalrongic. Language & Linguistics 1(1): 161-190.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 1998. Nominal morphology in Caodeng rGyalrong. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology 69(1):103-149.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 1996. Caodeng rGyalrong phonology: A first look. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 17(2): 29-47.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 1994. Linguistic characteristics of the Tani (Mirish) branch in Tibeto-Burman. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology 65(1):175-220.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 1993. The Linguistic position of Tani (Mirish) in Tibeto-Burman: a lexical assessment. Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 16(2): 143-188.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 1993. Evidentials in Amdo Tibetan. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology 63(4): 143-188.  download
  • 孫天心。1992。Review of 《藏緬語語音和詞彙》。Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 15(2):73-113。 download
  • 孫天心。1987。〈談安多藏語方言若兒蓋話的一種語音現象〉。《西藏研究會訊》 3。 download
  • 孫天心. 1984. Review of Melvyn C. Goldstein. English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan. 《漢學研究通訊》 4(3):189-90.


iconPublications - Conference Papers
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2018. Identifying Tibetic Subgroups: A Case in Khrochu(Sichuan). The 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL51). Kyoto University, September 25-28.
  • 孫天心。2018。示證與人稱。中國民族語言學會第十三次全國學術討論會。上海師範大學, 10月19-21日。
  • 孫天心。2018。語言深度接觸對形態句法的影響:三個四川的個案。第一屆中研語言學論壇主題演講。4月20日。
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2018. Takhog Tibetan evidentials: Making sense of the system. The 2nd Li Fang-Kuei Society Young Scholars Symposium. Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, July 12-14.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2017. The Ancestry of Horpa: Further Morphological Evidence. International Conference on the Ancestry of the Languages and Peoples of China. Jinan University, May 30-31.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2017. Tonogenesis in Va. Workshop on Northern Mon-Khmer Languages. Kyoto University, August 16-19.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2017. Verbal affectee marking in Nigsi Rma (Qiang). The 50th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, CASS. Beijing, Nov 26-28.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. and Qianzi Tian. 2016. On Tense and Aspect in Gexi Horpa. The 4th Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China. Washington University, September 8-10.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. and Qianzi Tian. 2016. Argument Indexation Patterns in Horpa Languages: A Major Rgyalrongic Subgroup. The 4th Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Southwest China. Washington University, September 8-10.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. and Qianzi Tian. 2015. Verb-Stem Alternations in Horpa Languages. The 25th Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society. Payap University, Thailand, May 27-29.
  • Sun, Jackson T.-S. 2015. Verb agreement in Horpa languages: A preliminary survey. seminar paper presented during tenure as CLASS (Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences) invited scholar at the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, May 20.
  • Sun, Jackson T.-S. 2015. Tibetic: sounds and script. seminar paper presented during tenure as CLASS (Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences) invited scholar at the Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, April 30.
  • 孫天心。2015。<藏語語音與文字>。台灣師範大學國文系特邀演講。台北,師範大學,3月18日。
  • 孫天心。2014。<藏緬語的語言變化>。語言與人類複雜系統國際研討會暨語言變化的跨學科視野系列講座。北京大學,10月25-27日。
  • Sun, Jackson T.-S. 2014. Argument-number marking via reduplication in Brag’go-Rta’u-Rongbrag (Central) Horpa. The 47th International Conference on Sino­Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. Kunming, Yunnan Normal University, China, October 17-19.
  • Jackson T.-S. SUN. 2014. The Linguistic Position of Woto Tibetan. The 47th International Conference on Sino­Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. Kunming, Yunnan Normal University, China, October 17-19.
  • 孫天心。2014。<藏緬語值得注意的演變類型>。「語言演變」卓越營。台北中央研究院,7月24日。
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2014. The Linguistic Position of Woto Tibetan. a colloquium presented at the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica. Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2013. Certain Phonological Peculiarities of Taku Tibetan. The 3rd Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Paris, September 2-4.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun (with Jonathan Evans). 2012. Uvularization in the Mawo Qiang vowel system. The 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics . Nanyang Technological University, October 26-28.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun (with Tian Qianzi). 2012. Verb Agreement in Gexi Horpa. The 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics . Nanyang Technological University, October 26-28.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun。2010。<北部羌語麻窩話元音音系再探>。Linguistics Colloquium。Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica。 download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. (with Lin You-Jing). 2010. Vowel Velarization in Puxi Shangzhai. The 2nd Workshop on Tibeto-Burman Languages of Sichuan. Beijing University, October 29-November 2.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. (with Lin You-Jing). 2009. Constraints on relativization in rGyalrong: a cross-dialectal comparison. The 42nd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. Payap University, Chiangmai, November 2-4.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2008. Complementation in Caodeng rGyalrong. Workshop on Tibeto-Burman Languages of Sichuan. Institute of Linguistics. Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica. Nomvember 21-24.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2007. Constructional variation in rGyalrong relativization: how to make a choice. International Workshop on Relative Clauses. Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica. Nomvember 2-3.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun。2007。<因位變韻>。中央研究院語言學研究所成果發表會。中央研究院語言學研究所, 3月29-30日。
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun。2006。<因位變韻:一種較罕見的語音交替現象>。東亞語言比較國際學術研討會。上海高校比較語言學E-研究院, 12月25-27日。
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2005. Linguistic coding of generic human arguments in rGyalrongic Languages. The 11th Himalayan languages Symposium. Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, December 6-9.  download
  • 孫天心。2005。〈藏緬語動詞的詞幹變化:初步的類型觀察〉。漢語古音構擬研討會。上海復旦大學, 12月13-18日。
  • 孫天心。2005。Special linguistic features of gSerpa Tibetan。第38屆國際漢藏會議。福建省廈門市廈門大學, 10月27-31日。 download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun。2005。<嘉戎語的關係句再探>。國科會九十三年度研究成果發表會傑出研究獎專題。台北,國立台灣師範大學, 5月28日。
  • 孫天心。2004。<草登嘉戎語的狀貌詞初探>。第三屆兩岸三地藏緬語族語言學研討會 14。香港城市大學中文、翻譯及語言學系, 4月17-18日。
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun。2003。<簡介嘉戎語的派生形態 -以四大壩方言草登話為例>。台灣語言學會「形態學研習營」。台北,國立台灣師範大學。
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2003. Verb-Stem Variations in Showu rGyalrong. The 36th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages nnd Linguistics. Melbourne, Australia, La Trobe University, November 28-30.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun。2003。<霍爾語蒲西話的使動形態>。「韻律與構詞」系列研討會。台北,中央研究院語言學研究所, 4月23日。
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. with Lin You-Jing. 2002. On breathy phonation in Qiuji Tibetan. The 8th International Conference on Chinese Languages and Linguistics. Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, November 8-11.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2002. Morphological causative formation in Shangzhai (rGyalrongic). Academia Sinica colloquium. Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2001. Variegated tonal development in Tibetan. The 34th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. Kunming,Yunnan University of Nationalities, October 24-28.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2001. Phonological profile of Zhongu: An aberrant Tibetan dialect of northern Sichuan. The Workshop on Tibeto-Burman Languages and Linguistics. Santa Barbara, University of California at Santa Barbara, July 27-29.  download
  • 孫天心。1995。〈安多藏語的小舌輔音:藏語語音史上朝「立體對立」發展的一個個案研究〉。《中國蒙古學藏學學術研討會論文集》, 495-516。台北:蒙藏委員會。 download


iconPublications - Book chapters
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. To appear. The ancestry of Horpa: Further morphological evidence. Ancestry of the languages and peoples of China (Journal of Chinese Linguistics Monograph Series, Number 28). In Kong, Jiangping (ed.), Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press.
  • Post, Mark and Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2017. Tani languages. The Sino-Tibetan languages, 2nd ed., 322-337. In Graham Thurgood & Randy J. LaPolla (eds.), New York: Taylor & Francis.
  • Sun, Jackson T.-S. 2017. Pang phonology and vocabulary. Frontiers in Sinitic and Sino-Tibetan linguistics: Studies in the languages of China festschrift in honor of Professor Ting Pang-Hsin on his 80th birthday, 630-650. In Sun Jingtao et al. (eds.), Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press.
  • Sun, Jackson T.-S. 2017. Evidentials and person. The Oxford handbook of evidentiality. In Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (ed.), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Sun, Jackson T.-S. 2017. Tshobdun Rgyalrong. The Sino-Tibetan languages, 2nd ed., 557-571. In Graham Thurgood & Randy J. LaPolla (eds.), New York: Taylor & Francis.
  • 孫天心。2016。<漢藏語動詞詞幹變化的類型觀察>。《慶祝戴慶廈教授八十壽辰文集》 1-8。阿不都熱西提.亞庫普等編輯,北京:中國社會科學出版社。
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. with Jonathan Evans. 2016. Qiang. Encyclopedia of Chinese language and linguistics, 517-526. In Sybesma, Rint et al. (eds.), Leiden: Brill.
  • Sun, Jackson T.-S. 2014. Sino-Tibetan: Part 3 Rgyalrong. The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology, 630-650. In Lieber, Rochelle & Štekauer, Pavol (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Jackson T.-S. SUN. 2014. Typology of Generic-Person Marking in Tshobdun Rgyalrong. Festschrift to Honor South Coblin: Studies in Chinese and Sino-Tibetan Linguistics: Dialect, Phonology, Transcription and Text. (Language and Linguistics Monographs 53), 225-248. In Simmons, Richard VanNess & Van Auken, Newell Ann (eds.), Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.  download
  • 孫天心、余文生。2013。<麻窩羌語元音音系再探>。《大江東去—王士元教授八十歲賀壽文集》 135-151。石鋒、彭剛 主編,香港:香港城市大學出版社。 download
  • Sun, Jackson T.-S. 2008. Tonality in Caodeng rGyalrong. Chomolangma, Demawend und Kasbe: Festschrift für Roland Bielmeier zu Seinem 65 Geburtstag Volume 1, 257-280. In Huber, Brigitte & Volkart, Marianne & Widmer, Paul (eds.), Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2007. Perfective stem renovation in Khalong Tibetan. Linguistics of the Himalayas and Beyond, 323-340. In Bielmeier, Roland & Haller, Felix (eds.), Berlin and New York: Mouton de Gruyter.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2004. Verb-stem variations in Showu rGyalrong. Studies on Sino-Tibetan Languages: Papers in Honor of Professor Hwang-Cherng Gong on His Seventieth Birthday. Language and Linguistics 269-296. In Lin, Ying-chin et al. (eds.), Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2003. Variegated tonal developments in Tibetan. Language Variation: Papers on Variation and Change in the Sinosphere and in the Indosphere in Honour of James A. Matisoff. Pacific Linguistics 35-51. In Bradley, David & LaPolla, Randy & Michailovsky, Boyd & Thurgood, Graham (eds.), Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2003. Caodeng rGyalrong. Sino-Tibetan languages, 490-502. In Thurgood, Graham & LaPolla, Randy (eds.), London and New York: Routledge.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2003. Tani languages. Sino-Tibetan languages, 456-466. In Thurgood, Graham & LaPolla, Randy J. (eds.), London and New York: Routledge.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 1997. Typology of tone in Tibetan. Chinese languages and linguistics IV: Typological studies of languages in China; Symposium series of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica; Number 2, 485-521. In Tseng, Chiu-yu (ed.), Taipei: Academia Sinica.  download
  • 孫天心。1990。〈中印邊界「麥克馬洪」地區的民族及語言〉。《西藏研究論文集-3》 19-36。台北:西藏研究委員會。 download


iconPublications - Books
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. In press. Tshobdun Rgyalrong spoken texts: With a grammatical Introduction. (Language and Linguistics Monograph). Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun (Ed.). 2014. Phonological Profiles of Little-Studied Tibetic Varieties. Language and Linguistics Monograph Series 55 . Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 1993. A Historical-comparative study of the Tani (Mirish) branch in Tibeto-Burman. PhD dissertation, Univerisity of California at Berkeley.  download
  • Jackson T.-S. Sun. 1986. Aspects of the phonology of Amdo Tibetan: Ndzorge Shæme Xɤra dialect (Monumenta Serindica No. 16) . Tokyo: Institute for the Study of Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa.


iconPublications - Other
  • 原文作者:James A. Matisoff;譯者:孫天心、田阡子。2015。<藏緬語前綴的動態演化:澄清一些誤解>。《雲南師範大學學報》 47(2): 1-12。
  • 原文作者: George van Driem ; 譯者:孫天心、田阡子。2015。<跨喜馬拉雅語系:兼論本譜系說對史前人群遷徙的啟發>。《漢藏語學報》 第8期, 1-11頁。
  • Edited by Jackson T.-S. Sun. 2014. Phonological Profiles of Little-Studied Tibetic Varieties. Accepted for publication in the Language and Linguistics monograph series..
  • 原文作者:James A. Matisoff;譯者:孫天心、田阡子。2014。<景頗語譜系地位再探:深論景頗語與魯語支的親緣關係>。《漢藏語學報》第8期。
  • 孫天心。1992。Review of 《藏緬語語音和詞彙》。Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 15.2:73-113。 download
  • 孫天心。1984。Review of Melvyn C. Goldstein. English-Tibetan dictionary of modern Tibetan。《漢學研究通訊》 4.3:189-90。


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