Xiangdong Xing

mots clés: linguistique, dialectes, chine

Professor Xiangdong Xing is currently Distinguished Professor and Changjiang Scholar at Shaanxi Normal University, where he also heads the Language Resource Development Research Center. He obtained his PhD degree from Shandong University (2000), and was subsequently a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Nankai University, Tianjin (2000-2003). Professor Xing has published more than 100 articles in scientific journals and authored several volumes on Shaanxi dialects.

Xing Xiangdong participe au Programme Professeurs invités de l’EHESS, sur proposition de Hilary Chappell (Centre de recherches linguistiques sur l'Asie orientale) du 01/04/19 au 30/04/19.

Conférences

Les conférences seront données en chinois mandarin.

Word tone in Northwest Mandarin: Its relation with citation tone and tone sandhi (论西北官话的词调及其与单字调、连读 调的关系)

Dans le cadre du séminaire du CRLAO organisé par Christine Lamarre

Word tone specifically refers to tones which occur in dissyllabic words but cannot be accounted for by citation tones or by tone sandhi. In Northwest Chinese, lexical tones follow a limited set of patterns and are related to morphology and syntax. We describe the main features of word tones, and discuss its relation with tone sandhi. A better understanding of this phenomenon will improve dialect survey methods in this
domain.

  • Mercredi 3 avril 2019, de 16h à 18h – EHESS, Salle AS1_08, 54 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris

More on Word Tone: An Investigation of Tone Sandhi in Chinese Dialects at the lexical and Grammatical Level (再论词调 ——从词汇、语法层面透视汉语方言的连调问题)

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Hilary Chappell, La typologie aréale de l'Asie orientale continentale (Areal typology of Mainland East Asia)

We investigate the issue of tone sandhi in Chinese dialects, and show the importance of word tone for the lexicon and the morphology of the Western Mandarin and Jin dialects. After clarifying the notions of "citation tone", "sandhi tone", and "word tone", we discuss, among other topics, reduplication patterns observed in nominal and adjectival morphology.

  • Vendredi 5 avril 2019, de 10h à 12h – EHESS, Salle AS1_24, 54 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris

The distribution and typology of nominal diminutive patterns in Western Mandarin, with reference to the distribution of verbal reduplication patterns (西部官话中名词小称形式的分布和类型研究——兼及动词重叠式的分布)

Dans le cadre du séminaire du CRLAO organisé par Christine Lamarre

In Western Mandarin (i.e. Southwestern Mandarin, Lanyin Mandarin and the western part of the Fenhe subgroup of Central Plains Mandarin), diminutive derivation is typically encoded by nominal reduplication. Reduplication may overlap with suffix -er 儿 or be in complementary distribution with it. We argue that in AA-er patterns the suffix “儿” is a later evolution in Western Mandarin, and that nominal and verbal reduplication show a complementary distribution in Mandarin dialects.

  • Mercredi 10 avril 2019, de 16h à 18h – EHESS, Salle AS1_08, 54 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris

The Syntax and Semantics of Deadjectival Nouns in Guanzhong Dialects (关中方言的状态名词及其句法、指称功能)

Dans le cadre du séminaire de Hilary Chappell, La typologie aréale de l'Asie orientale continentale (Areal typology of Mainland East Asia)

We describe the prosodic features and the syntactic functions of two types of deadjectival nouns in Guanzhong dialects: AA/AA-zi patterns, derived through reduplication (with or without further suffixation) and ABB patterns, which involve tone change. Some deadjectival nouns refer to the state or property expressed by the original adjective, while others refer to entities possessing such a property. Both types show the high productivity of nominal reduplication in Guanzhong dialects.

  • Vendredi 12 avril 2019, de 10h à 12h – EHESS, Salle AS06_51, 54 Bd Raspail, 75006 Paris