Publications - Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l'Asie orientale - CRLAO

The Eastern Old Japanese Corpus and Dictionary

Sambi Ishisaki-Vovin

This book presents for the first time all texts constituting the Eastern Old Japanese corpus as well as the dictionary including all lexical items found. Unlike its relative Western Old Japanese, Eastern Old Japanese is not based on the language of...

La question d'étiquetage dans la syntaxe verbale du chinois mandarin

Chen ZHAO

Dans le cadre théorique de la grammaire générative, ce livre traite de deux constructions verbales particulières du chinois mandarin : la construction à copie du verbe et la construction en bǎ. La première de ces constructions est caractérisée par...

A Grammar of Shaowu

Sing Sing Ngai

This is the first comprehensive grammar of Shaowu, a Min language spoken in Shaowu city and its environs in northwestern Fujian province, China. The book offers first-hand linguistic data collected over four years in the field, now placed at the...

Studies in Asian Historical Linguistics, Philology and Beyond

"Professor Alexander V. Vovin’s fruitful research has brought incomparable results to the fields of Asian linguistics and philology throughout the past four decades. In this volume, presented in honour of Professor Vovin’s 60th birthday, twenty-two...

The Footprints of the Buddha

“The echo of the stone/ where I carved the [Buddha’s] honorable footprints/ reaches the Heaven, […]”. This book presents the transcription, translation, and analysis of Chinese (753 AD) and Japanese inscriptions (end of the 8th century AD) found on...

A grammar of Japhug

Guillaume Jacques

Japhug is a vulnerable Gyalrongic language, which belongs to the Trans-Himalayan (Sino-Tibetan) family. It is spoken by several thousand speakers in Mbarkham county, Rngaba district, Sichuan province, China. This grammar is the result of nearly 20...

Man’yōshū (Book 16)

Book sixteen of the Man’yōshū (‘Anthology of Myriad Leaves’) continues Alexander Vovin’s new English translation of this 20-volume work originally compiled between c.759 and 785 AD. It is the earliest Japanese poetic anthology in existence and thus...

A Descriptive and Comparative Grammar of Western Old Japanese (2 vols)

This is the revised, updated and enlarged second edition of the first detailed descriptive grammar in English (indeed, in any language other than Japanese and more complete than even any grammar in Japanese) dedicated to the Western Old Japanese,...

Man’yōshū (Book 2)

Book two of the Man’yōshū (‘Anthology of Myriad Leaves’) continues Alexander Vovin’s new English translation of this 20-volume work originally compiled between c.759 and 785 AD. It is the earliest Japanese poetic anthology in existence and thus the...

A Grammar of Southern Min

Weirong Chen

Southern Min (also known as Hokkien or Minnan) is a major branch of Chinese spoken mainly in Fujian and Taiwan, but also in Guangdong, Hainan and Hong Kong, as well as in many countries of Southeast Asia. Highly conservative in its linguistic...

Le chinois et l'iconicité de la syntaxe

Lin Xiao

À la suite des travaux de Peirce (1930), Haiman (1980, 1985), Tai (1985), etc., l’iconicité de la syntaxe a été un sujet à la mode, souvent dans un contexte de polémique contre l’arbitraire du signe saussurien. On se limitera ici à l’iconicité de la...

A Grammar of Gan Chinese

Xuping Li

China is very rich in language resources, and Mandarin is undoubtedly its most prestigious and well-known representative. Unfortunately, most of these languages remain understudied or even unstudied. Such is the case of Yichun Gan.Written in the...