Here is an overview of my publications, with some downloadable PDF files. My work is also available at the HAL repository, as well as at academia.edu.

Books

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Katia Chirkova. 2020. Duoxuyu yufa biaozhu wenben (Duoxu Interlinear Texts With Sketch Grammar and Vocabulary List). Beijing: Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe.
This book contains twenty-two Duoxu texts, including traditional stories, personal narratives, stories translated from Chinese, and conversations. It also offers a grammatical sketch and a glossary. Click here for more information.
Wang Dehe, Wang Ke, Wang Xuan, Katia Chirkova, Gu Tao. 2019. Ersuyu cihui tongshi (Ersu-Chinese Dictionary). Hefei: Anhui chubanshe.
This book, a community project by Ersu native scholars with whom I collaborated, is the first-ever dictionary of Ersu. Click here for more information.
Han Zhengkang, Katia Chirkova, and Yuan Xiaowen. 2019. Sichuan Mianning Duoxu hua (The Duoxu Language of Mianning County in Sichuan Province). Beijing: Shangwu yinshuguan.
This book is the first-ever comprehensive grammar of the critically endangered Duoxu language. Written in the form of a textbook, it is a step-by-step introduction to the phonology, lexicon, and morpho-syntax of Duoxu. Click here for more information.
Katia Chirkova and Han Zhengkang. 2016. Shiyong Duoxu yu yufa (Practical Grammar of Duoxu). Beijing: Minzu chubanshe.
This book, written with the assistance of Han Zhengkang, is the first-ever comprehensive grammar of the critically endangered Duoxu language. Written in the form of a textbook, it is a step-by-step introduction to the phonology, lexicon, and morpho-syntax of Duoxu. Click here for more information.
Katia Chirkova and Luring Duoding. 2013. Muli Xumi fangyan (The Xumi Language of Muli). Chengdu: Minzu chubanshe.
This first-ever textbook of the Xumi language, which I wrote in collaboration with Lurong Duoding, is a trilingual Chinese-Tibetan-Xumi manual with IPA transcriptions and audio recordings. Click here for more information.
Sun Hongkai, Katia Chirkova, and Liu Guangkun. 2007. Baima yu yanjiu (Study of the Baima Language). Beijing: Minzu chubanshe.
This book covers the vocabulary, grammar, and many other aspects of the Baima language. Click here for more information.
Katia Chirkova. 2003. In Search of Time in Peking Mandarin. Leiden: CNWS Publications.
Based on a large collection of spoken data from native speakers of Peking Mandarin (also known as Beijing Mandarin), this monograph comments on the ways in which Beijing natives refer to time, focusing mainly on phenomena which are underrepresented in the linguistic literature. Click here for more information.

Edited Journals

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Published by Brill Academic Publishers. I served as co-editor of the following issues of Cahiers de linguistique Asie Orientale: 39.1 (2010) through 43.2 (2014).
Published by Taylor & Francis. I guest-edited the following issues of Contemporary Chinese Thought: 32.3 "Relationship between Language and Philosophy" (2001) and 35.3 "Chen Yuan and Sociolinguistics in China" (2004).

DVD

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Muli: Radio and Television Station of Muli County. — This DVD showcases folk dances of the Lizu people of Muli County. It was recorded on October 19, 2011, at the beautiful site of Changhai (Long Lake) in Muli County. Click here for more information.

Research Articles

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Fricative + Nasal Sequences
Katia Chirkova and Zev Handel. (forthcoming). "Diachronic Developments in Fricative + Nasal Sequences: A Tibeto-Burman Case Study." Journal of Historical Linguistics. https://benjamins.com/catalog/jhl
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Katia Chirkova, Tanja Kocjančič Antolík, Angélique Amelot. 2021. "Baima" (Illustrations of the IPA). Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 1-30. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025100321000219
Katia Chirkova. 2021. "Ganluo Ersuhua de liandu biandiao 甘洛尔苏话的连读变调 (Tone Sandhi in Ganluo Ersu)." Nankai yuyanxuekan 南开语言学刊 (Linguistics at Nankai) 38: 74–86.
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Katia Chirkova and Tao Gong. 2019. "Modeling Change in Contact Settings: A Case Study of Phonological Convergence.” Language Dynamics and Change 9: 1–32. https://doi.org/10.1163/22105832-00802006
Katia Chirkova. 2019. "Comparison constructions in Lizu (Tibeto-Burman)." Faits de Langues 50.1: 25–44. https://doi.org/10.1163/19589514-05001005
Katia Chirkova, Zhengkang Han 韩正康, and Dehe Wang 王德和. 2019. “Wu Wancai shougao Duoxuhua yuliaoji chutan 吴万才手稿多续话语料集初探 (Wu Wancai’s Duoxu Data Collection: A Premilinary Investigation).” Han-Zang yu xuebao 11: 176–191.
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Katia Chirkova. 2018. “Revitalization of Duoxu: A first-hand account.” In The Routledge Handbook of Language Revitalization, edited by Leanne Hinton, Leena Huss, and Gerald Roche, 446-454. New York: Routledge.
Katia Chirkova, Patricia Basset, and Angélique Amelot. 2018. “Voiceless Nasal Sounds in Three Tibeto-Burman Languages.” Journal of the International Phonetic Association 48: 1-32. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025100317000615
Katia Chirkova, James N. Stanford, and Dehe Wang. 2018. “A Long Way from New York City: Socially Stratified Contact-Induced Phonological Convergence in Ganluo Ersu (Sichuan, China).” Language Variation and Change 30.1: 109-145.
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Katia Chirkova and Yiya Chen. 2017. "Běijīng, The Language of." In Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, edited by Rint Sybesma et al., Vol. I, 275-283. Leiden: Brill.
Katia Chirkova. 2017. "Xùmǐ 旭米 Language." In Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, edited by Rint Sybesma et al., Vol. IV, 631-642. Leiden: Brill.
Katia Chirkova. 2017. "Non-Sinitic Languages of Yúnnán and Sìchuān." In Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, edited by Rint Sybesma et al., Vol. III, 215-218. Leiden: Brill.
Katia Chirkova, "Non-Sinitic Languages of Yúnnán and Sìchuān." In Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, edited by Rint Sybesma et al., Vol. II, 228-231. Leiden: Brill.
Katia Chirkova. 2017. "Lizu (Ersu)." In The Sino-Tibetan Languages (Second Edition), edited by Randy J. LaPolla and Graham Thurgood, 823-839. New York: Routledge.
Katia Chirkova. 2017. "Evidentials in Pingwu Baima." In Evidential Systems of Tibetan Languages, edited by Lauren Gawne and Nathan W. Hill, 445-459. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
Katia Chirkova and Dehe Wang. 2017. “Binwei yuyan diancang yu Ersuyu pinyin fang’an 濒危语言典藏与尔苏语拼音方案 (Endangered languages documentation and Ersu Romanization System).” Xi'nan renmin daxue xuebao 西南民族大学学报 no. 4: 69-75.
Katia Chirkova and Dehe Wang. 2017. “Ganluo Ersu hua dongci de timao fanchou 甘洛爾蘇話動詞的體貌範疇 (Verbal Aspect in Ersu).” Language and Linguistics 18.3: 355-382.
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Katia Chirkova, Franz K. Huber, Caroline S. Weckerle, Henriette Daudey, and Gerong Pincuo. 2016. "Plant Names as Traces of the Past in Shuiluo Valley, China." Journal of Ethnobiology 36.1: 192-214. This paper comes with an appendix which can be downloaded here.
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Katia Chirkova, Dehe Wang, Yiya Chen, Angélique Amelot, and Tanja Kocjančič Antolík. 2015. "Ersu." Journal of the International Phonetic Association 45.2: 187-211. The article and sound archive are available in open access.
Katia Chirkova. 2015. "A Phonological Sketch of Duoxu." Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale 44.2: 97-121.
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Katia Chirkova. 2014. "The Duoxu Language and the Ersu-Lizu-Duoxu Relationship." Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 37.1: 104-146.
Katia Chirkova and Tao Gong. 2014. "Simulating Vowel Shift in Xumi." Lingua 152: 65-80.
Katia Chirkova. 2014. "Kami." In Phonological Profiles of Little-Studied Tibetic Varieties (Language and Linguistics Monograph Series 55), edited by Jackson T.-S. Sun, 1-75. Taipei: Academia Sinica, Institute of Linguistics.
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Katia Chirkova and Yiya Chen. 2013. "Xumi, Part 1: Lower Xumi, the Variety of the Lower and Middle Reaches of the Shuiluo River." Journal of the International Phonetic Association 43.3: 363-379. The article and sound archive are available in open access.
Katia Chirkova, Yiya Chen, and Tanja Kocjančič Antolík. 2013. "Xumi, Part 2: Upper Xumi, the Variety of the Upper Reaches of the Shuiluo River." Journal of the International Phonetic Association 43.3: 381-396. The article and sound archive are available in open access.
Katia Chirkova and Yiya Chen. 2013. "Lizu." Journal of the International Phonetic Association 43.1: 75-86. The article and sound archive are available in open access.
Katia Chirkova. 2013. "On Principles and Practices of Language Classification." In Breaking Down the Barriers: Interdisciplinary Studies in Chinese Linguistics and Beyond, edited by Guangshun Cao, Hilary Chappell, Redouane Djamouri, and Thekla Wiebusch, Vol. 2, pp. 715-734. Taipei: Academia Sinica, Institute of Linguistics.
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Katia Chirkova. 2012. "The Qiangic Subgroup from an Areal Perspective: A Case Study of Languages of Muli." Language and Linguistics 13.1: 133-170.
Katia Chirkova. 2012. "Extralinguistic Factors, Language Change, and Comparative Reconstructions: Case Studies from South-West China." Yǔyánxué Luncóng 语言学论丛 45: 67-111.
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Katia Chirkova. 2009. "Shixing, a Sino-Tibetan language of South-West China: A Grammatical Sketch with Two Appended Texts." Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 32.1: 1-90.
Katia Chirkova and Alexis Michaud. 2009. "Approaching the Prosodic System of Shixing." Language and Linguistics 10.3: 539-568.
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Katia Chirkova. 2008. "Gei ‘give’ in Beijing Mandarin." Cahiers de linguistique-Asie orientale 37.1: 3-42.
Katia Chirkova. 2008. "Baima Zangzu wei Dizu shuo zhiyi 白马藏族为氐族说质疑 (The Baima Tibetans and the Di People of Chinese Historical Records: Challenging the Link)." Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics 3.1: 167-180.
Katia Chirkova. 2008. "On the Position of Baima within Tibetan : A Look from Basic Vocabulary." In Evidence and counter-evidence: Festschrift for F. Kortland, Volume 2: General linguistics, edited by Alexander Lubotsky, Jos Schaeken, and Jeroen Wiedenhof, 69-91. Amsterdam: Rodopi.
Katia Chirkova. 2008. "Baimayu shizheng fanchou ji qi yu Zangyu fangyan de bijiao 白马语示证范畴及其与藏语方言的比较 (Evidentials in Baima and Tibetan Dialects Compared)." Minzu yuwen 民族语文 no. 3: 36-43.
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Katia Chirkova. 2007. "Zai zhongyin yu shengdiao de lianxuti shang kan Shixingyu 在重音与声调的连续体上看史兴语 (The Stress and Tone Continuum in Xumi (Shixing))." Dongfang yuyanxue 东方语言学 no. 2: 143-152.
Katia Chirkova. 2007. "Between Tibetan and Chinese: Identity and language in Chinese South-West." Journal of South Asian Studies 30.3 (2007): 405-417.
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Katia Chirkova. 2005. "Baima Nominal Postpositions and Their Etymology." Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 28.2: 1-41.
Katia Chirkova and Christine Lamarre. "The Paradox of the Construction [V zai NPloc] and Its Meanings in the Beijing Dialect of Mandarin." Cahiers de Linguistique - Asie Orientale 34.2: 169-219.
Katia Chirkova. 2005. "Words for ‘one’ in Baima." Cahiers de Linguistique - Asie Orientale 34.1: 69-99.
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Katia Chirkova. 2004. "On yí ‘one item’, liǎ ‘two items’, and sā ‘three items’." Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 39.2: 19-34.

Book Reviews

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Review of Qiangyu yanjiu [A study of Qiang] by Huang Bufan and Zhou Facheng. Published in Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman area, vol. 31.1 (April 2008): 139-145.
Comparison of Languages in Contact
Review of Comparison of Languages in Contact: The Distillation Method and the Case of Bai by Wang Feng. Published in Cahiers de linguistique--Asie Orientale 36.1 (2007): 83-94.
Han-Zangyu tongyuanci yanjiu
Review of Han-Zangyu tongyuanci yanjiu 汉藏语同原词研究[Cognate words in Sino-Tibetan Languages] by Ting Pang-Hsin and Sun Hongkai. Published in Language, 83.2 (2007): 471-472.
Review of Zhongguo xin faxian yuyan yanjiu congshu 中国新发现语言研究丛书 [New Found Minority Languages in China Series], 31 Volumes, edited by Sun Hongkai. Published in China Review International, 13.2 (2006): 316-325.
The Morphology of Chinese
Review of The morphology of Chinese: A linguistic and cognitive approach by Jerome Packard. Published in Language 78.3 (2002): 583-586.
20 shiji Zhongguo yuyanxue fangfalun 1898-1998
Review of 20 shiji Zhongguo yuyanxue fangfalun 1898-1998 [Chinese linguistic methodology in the 20th century, 1898-1998] by Chen Baoya. Published in China Review International 8.2 (2002): 336-340.