Dominic Yu (余平祥)
Department of Linguistics
1203 Dwinelle Hall
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650
Hello. I got my Ph.D. in linguistics at UC Berkeley (May 2012).
I did my undergraduate work (in linguistics as well) at Stanford and also
have studied at San Francisco State University
and at National Taiwan University (台大).
My dissertation work was on Ersu/Tosu/Lizu (Lizu is also known as Lyuzu, Lǚsū, or Gura),
a group of Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in southwestern Sichuan,
and I have done fieldwork on the Mianning dialect of Lizu.
I also worked at The Sino-Tibetan Etymological
Dictionary and Thesaurus Project (STEDT for short).
- phonetics and phonology
- historical linguistics
- Sino-Tibetan reconstruction
- Chinese dialects, especially Cantonese (粵) dialects,
Toisan 台山/Szeyap 四邑 (check out a
list of Szeyap references compiled by Aaron Lee and me)
- Tibeto-Burman languages
- tone and intonation
- sound change
Publications and Papers
Paper from ICSTLL52 (Sydney)
- Proto-Ersuic and Doshu (2019) - paper presented at the 52nd ICSTLL in Sydney,
revising my reconstruction of Proto-Ersuic to take into account newly available data from Doshu (aka Tosu/Duoxu/多续语)
- also the slides from my presentation (7.5 MB)
- Proto-Ersuic (2012) - my dissertation,
a reconstruction of the ancestor of Ersu/Tosu/Lizu.
Includes lots of cool sound changes and interesting features of these languages.
Some unpublished papers and stuff...
Here is a Nuosu Input Method for Mac OS X
for typing in the Nuosu syllabary (see the wikipedia article on "Yi script"
last modified 2020.04.18