Here is a selection of my academic presentations. Some can be downloaded as ppt or pdf files.

2016

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Ganluo Ersu yu li de yanshuo dongci 'jji' de yufahua
甘洛尔苏话里的言说动词jji的语法化 [Grammaticalized Uses of the Verb 'say' in Ganluo Ersu]. Presentation prepared in collaboration with Wang Dehe 王德和. Presented by Wang Dehe at the 49th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics 49 届国际汉藏语会议. Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, November 11-13, 2016.
Duoxu Tonal Developments in Tibeto-burman Context
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Zev Handel. Presented by Zev Handel at STLS-2016, Seattle, September 8-10, 2016.
Variation in Ganluo Ersu consonants: The Changing Sociolinguistics of an Ethnic Minority in China
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Jim Stanford and Dehe Wang. Presented by Jim Stanford at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation in Asia-Pacific (NWAV-AP 4) conference in Chiayi, Taiwan, April 22-24, 2016.
Documenting Consonantal Variation in Ganluo Ersu
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Jim Stanford and Dehe Wang. Symposium "Documenting variation in endangered languages," Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 7-10, 2016.
Presentation at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 2008

2015

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Ganluo Ersuhua jiegou zhuci yanjiu
甘洛尔苏话结构助词研究 [Nominal Postpositions in the Ganluo Variety of Ersu]. Presentation prepared in collaboration with Wang Dehe 王德和 and Wang Xuan 王轩. First International Conference on Languages and Cultures of Asia. Jinan University, Canton, China, June 20-21, 2015.
Duoxuyu ti fanchou chutan
多续语体范畴初探 [Verbal Aspect in Duoxu]. Presentation prepared in collaboration with Han Zhengkang 韩正康. First International Conference on Languages and Cultures of Asia. Jinan University, Canton, China, 20-21 June, 2015.
Duoxuyu ti fanchou chutan
多续语体范畴初探 [L'aspect verbal en duoxu]. Presentation at the French-Chinese seminar "New Horizons in Chinese linguistics." Institut d'Etudes Avancées de Paris, June 22-23, 2015.
Verbal Aspect in Ersu and Related Languages
Presentation at the research seminar "Recherches actuelles en linguistique" at CRLAO-EHESS, Paris, France, May 13, 2015.

2014

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47th International Conference of Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China, October 17-19, 2014.
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Wang Dehe 王德和 and Gu Tao 古涛. 47th International Conference of Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Yunnan Normal University, Kunming, China, October 17-19, 2014.
多续语抢救工作及经验介绍 [Fieldwork on a highly endangered language: A case study of Duoxu]. Presentation prepared in collaboration with Han Zhengkang 韩正康 and Yuan Xiaowen 袁晓文. The 4th Conference on Heritage Maintenance for Endangered Languages, China Yuxi Normal University, October 20-23, 2014.
尔苏语拼音转写系统概要 [An Outline of the Pinyin Transliteration Pattern of the Ersu Language]. Presentation prepared in collaboration with Wang Dehe 王德和 and Gu Tao 古涛. The Third International Workshop on the Sociolinguistics of Language Endangerment, Chenggong Campus, Yunnan Minzu University, October 22-23, 2014.

2013

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Fricativization of High Vowels and Glides in Ersu, Lizu, and Related Languages
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Zev Handel. The 3rd Workshop on the Tibeto-Burman languages of Sichuan Paris, September 2-4, 2013.
Simulating Self-Organization of Vowel Chain Shifts
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Gong Tao. The 5th International Conference in Evolutionary Linguistics (CIEL5), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, August 17-19, 2013.
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Zev Handel. 46th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Dartmouth College, August 7-10, 2013.
Guoji keti shenbao yu tianye diaocha
国际课题申报与田野调查 [Linguistic Fieldwork and Application for Fieldwork Funding]. Xichang College, Xichang, China, December 6, 2013.

2012

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Presentation prepared in collaboration with Yiya Chen. 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, October 26-28, 2012.
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Franz Huber, Franziska Büeler, and Caroline Weckerle. 45th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, October 26-28, 2012.
Competing Influences of Tibetan and Chinese on the Languages of the Sino-Tibetan Borderland
Language Empires in Comparative Perspective, University of Bremen, Germany, March 3-7, 2012.
Culminative Tone Systems in Languages of Western Sichuan (China)
Toondag, Universiteit Leiden, February 10, 2012.

2011

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XXIVèmes Journées de Linguistique d’Asie Orientale, EHESS-CRLAO, Paris, June 30 - July 1, 2011.
Reconstructing Contact-Induced Change: Case Studies from the Ethnic Corridor of South-West China
Rethinking Contact Induced Change, Leiden University, The Netherlands, June 9-11, 2011.
Presentation at the research seminar of the research team "Le sino-tibétain et son contexte est-asiatique" of the Center for Far East Languages (CRLAO), Paris, France, May 2, 2011.

2010

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外在因素、语言演变与比较构拟以西南地区的语言为例 [Extralinguistic Factors, Language Change and Comparative Reconstructions: Case studies from South-West China]. The 2nd workshop on Tibeto-Burman Languages of Sichuan, Center for Chinese Linguistics, Peking University, China, October 29-November 2, 2010.
South-West China in an Areal Perspective: Diversity, Areas, Features, and Convergence Scenarios
Presentation at the Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, October 15, 2010.
Linguistic Survey of Ethnic Minorities and Its Legacies
Recalling Historical Legacies: Ethnography and Ethnology in China, 1950-1980, Völkerkundemuseum der Universität Zürich, September 1-3, 2010.
Southwest China: Ethnicities and Languages Who's Related to Whom? (and Why?)
Botanischer Garten der Universität Zürich, Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich, Switzerland, August 31, 2010.
International Symposium on Sino-Tibetan Comparative Studies in the 21st Century, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, June 24-25, 2010.
Putative Hybrids, Hypothesized Parents, Supposed Kin: Untying the Linguistic Lineage Knot in South-West China
Presentation at the research seminar of the project ANR PASQi "What defines Qiang-ness: Towards a phylogenetic assessment of the Qiangic languages of Muli", EHESS, CRLAO, June 2, 2010.
Classifier Systems in Contact: Typology, Diffusion and Genetic Inheritance
COST Action A31, "Categorizing Human Experience: Classification in Languages and Knowledge Systems", Paris, May 14-16, 2010.
A Comparison of Classifier Systems in Six Tibeto-Burman Languages of Muli: Lizu, Namuzi, Shixing, Pumi, Laze and Kami
Presentation at the research seminar of the project ERC "Sinotype", CRLAO, Paris, France, April 20, 2010.

2009

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The Irrealis Category in Shixing in the Areal Context
IACL-17, Paris, France, July 2-4, 2009.
Les langues qianguiques de Muli (Sichuan, Chine): La phylogénie et les systèms tonals
Presentation at the seminar at LACITO-CNRS, Paris, France, January 26, 2009.

2008

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Muli: Ethnicities, Languages and Cultures Through the Prism of Linguistic Fieldwork
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Alexis Michaud. Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, November 28, 2008.
Approaching the Prosodic System of Shixing
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Alexis Michaud. National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Taipei, November 26, 2008.
Approaching the Prosodic System of Shixing
Presentation prepared in collaboration with Alexis Michaud. Workshop on Tibeto-Burman languages of Sichuan (Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica), Taipei, Taiwan, November 21-22, 2008.
Workshop on Tibeto-Burman languages of Sichuan (Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica), Taipei, Taiwan, November 21-22, 2008.
Essential Characteristics of Lizu and the Lizu-Ersu-Tosu Relationship
41 International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL-41), London, United Kingdom, September 18-21 2008.
Shixing as a Word Tone Language
22nd Journées de linguistique d'Asie orientale, Paris, France, June 9-10, 2008.

2007

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South-Western Mandarin of the 17th Century: A Glimpse from the Xifan Yiyu Vocabularies
The Fifth Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-5), Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany, September 5-7, 2007.
Phonological Profile of Shixing
21st Journées de linguistique d'Asie orientale, Paris, France, June 29-30 2007.

2006

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Zai shengdiao yu zhongyin de lianxuti shang kan Shixing yu
在声调与重音的连续体上看史兴语 [Between tone and accent: Word tone and accent in Shixing. International Symposium on East Asian Languages and Comparative Linguistics, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China, December 25-27, 2006.
Tone and Accent in Shixing and Other Qiangic Languages
Presentation at the research seminar of CRLAO on Sino-Tibetan languages and linguistics, CRLAO, EHESS, Paris, France, December 11, 2006.
Between Tibetan and Chinese: Linguistic and Cultural Variety in South-West China
China Seminar lecture series, Leiden University, Sinological Institute, Leiden, The Netherlands, November 29, 2006.
Qiantan Baima yu qingtai fanchou
浅谈白马语情态范畴 [Evidentials in Baima]. The 4th Cross-Straits Workshop on Tibeto-Burman Languages and Linguistics, South-West University for Nationalities, Chengdu, China, October 12-13, 2006.
Official Status, Oral History and Regional Politics: Identity in Southwest China
Towards an Understanding of the Changing Hill Societies of Northeastern India, Leiden, the Netherlands, March 31- April 1, 2006.
Object marking in Peking Mandarin and Manchu: Paradoxes of Peking Mandarin gěi approached through Manchu be and de
Fourth Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-4), Budapest, Hungary, January 20-22, 2006.

2005

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白马语与氐人 [Baima and the language of the Di People]. International Symposium on Old Chinese, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, December 13-18, 2005.
Xumi yu diaocha jishi
旭米语调查纪实 [Report on the Survey of the Xumi Language]. International Symposium on Old Chinese, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, December, 13-18, 2005.
Baima: Through the Prism of Language Contact
19th Journées de linguistique de l'Asie Orientale, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, June 31- July 1, 2005.
Baima: From Language to Dialect
Presentation at the Department of Linguistics, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, May 2005.

2004

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Pingwu, Jiuzhaigou he Wenxian Baima hua zhong de gezhuci citong
平武,九寨沟和文县白马话中的格助词系统 [Case Particles in Three Varieties of Baima of Pingwu, Jiuzhaigou and Wenxian]. Department of Linguistics, Peking University, Peking, China, December 2004.
One Six Words for 'One' in Baima
Department of Linguistics, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, May 2004.
One Item to Ten Items in Written and Spoken Mandarin
Workshop on Numerals in the World's Languages, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, March 2004.
Baima yu diaocha jishi
白马语调查纪实 [Report on the Survey of Baima]. Department of Chinese Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2004.
Beijing hua yu putonghua li de shitai biaoda fa bijiao yanjiu
北京话与普通话里的时态表达法比较研究 [The Expression of Aspect in Spoken Peking Mandarin and Standard Mandarin Compared]. COE Program, Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan, March 2004.

2003

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Beijing hua li de heyin xingshi
北京话里的合音形式 [On Phonetic Neutralization in Peking Mandarin]. Chinese Department, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, October 2003.
On yí 'one item', liǎ 'two items', sā 'three items
Third Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-3), Ghent, Belgium, September 2003.
On the Particle de Introducing Locative Phrases in Peking Mandarin
17th Journées de linguistique de l'Asie Orientale, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, June 2003.

2001

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On the Particles de and zhī as Means of Clause Subordination
Second Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics (EACL-2), Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy, September 2001.
On Scalar and Absolute Adjectives
First International Conference on Modern Chinese Grammar for the New Millennium, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, February 2001.