East Asian Historical Phonology in a Comparative Perspective

Level

PhD students of the department of Languages and Cultures dealing with historical phonology in the textual material of their PhD research.

Organising & Scientific Committe

Christoph Anderl (Prof. of Chinese Language and Culture, Ghent University)

Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent Email:

Ann Heirman (Prof. of Chinese Language and Culture, Ghent University)

Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Ghent Email:

Topic

The course aims to enhance the PhD researchers' understanding of key questions pertaining to phonology in historical materials, and get a better understanding of the readings of Chinese characters during the medieval period. The instructors will also introduce specific methodologies of research in phonology, both from an East Asian historical, and European modern perspective.

Lecturers

Dates and Venue

13 - 17 March, 2017
Location: to be announced

Programme

  • Monday, March 13th - Vergaderzaal 2.1 Dormitoriumzaal, Het Pand, Onderbergen, 1

9:30: Welcome of the participants by the Doctoral School organizers (Christoph Anderl, Ann Heirman)
10:00 – 12:00: General introduction* (Guillaume Jacques)
12:00 – 13:30: lunch break
13:30 – 15:00: Introduction: Multilingualism along the Silk Road* (Christoph Anderl)

  • Tuesday, March 14th - Vergaderzaal 1.3 Jan Gillis, Het Pand, Onderbergen 1

10:00 – 12:00: Rhyme Tables (Guillaume Jacques)
12:00 – 13:30: lunch break
13:30 – 15:30: Exercises: Rhyme Tables (Christoph Anderl)

  • Wednesday, March 15th - Vergaderzaal 0.1 Sacristie, Het Pand, Onderbergen 1

10:00 – 13:00: Sanskrit transcriptions into Chinese (Guillaume Jacques)
13:00 – 14:00: lunch break
14:00 – 16:00: Discussion with students, Q+A (Guillaume Jacques, Sven Osterkamp)

  • Thursday, March 16th - Vergaderzaal 2.1 Dormitoriumzaal,  Het Pand, Onderbergen 1

10:00 – 12:00: Large-scale Borrowings and the “Sinoxenic” Reading Traditions of Chinese Characters (Sven Osterkamp)
12:00 – 13:30: lunch break
13:30 – 15:30: Foreign Transcriptions of Chinese and Vice-Versa in a Historical Perspective: Part 1 (Sven Osterkamp)

  • Friday, March 17th - Vergaderzaal 0.1 Sacristie, Het Pand, Onderbergen 1

10:00 – 12:00: General lecture on Historical Phonology in an East Asian perspective* (Sven Osterkamp)
12:00 – 13:00: lunch break
13:00 – 15:00: Foreign Transcriptions of Chinese and Vice-Versa in a Historical Perspective: Part 2
15:15 – 16:00: Final discussions (Sven Osterkamp, Christoph Anderl, Ann Heirman)
*Lectures also suitable for a more general audience

Registration fee

Free of charge for members of the Ghent University Doctoral School of Arts, Humanities & Law

Registration

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Number of participants

Maximum 20

Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

100% active participation in all sessions