Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Fang-Kuei Li: Linguistics East and West: American Indian, Sino-Tibetan, and Thai

Interviewee(s):
Li, Fang-Kuei
Interviewer(s):
Chan, Ning-Ping
LaPolla, Randy
Title:
Fang-Kuei Li: Linguistics East and West: American Indian, Sino-Tibetan, and Thai
Abstract:
Linguistic studies, University of Chicago, with Leonard Bloomfield, Edward Sapir, Carl Darling Buck; field work, Indian languages in California, 1927-1928: Hoopa, Mattole, Wailaki; Hare Indians, Canada; China, 1929-1946; origins and nature of Academia Sinica; analysis of work of leading Chinese language scholars; methodology for comparative linguistics: rules, loan words, consonant clusters in archaic Chinese, proto dialects; bibliography; return trips to China 1978, 1983.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1986
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10594774
Rights:
Li, Fang-Kuei. "Fang-Kuei Li: Linguistics East and West: American Indian, Sino-Tibetan, and Thai." Interview by Ning-Ping Chan and Randy LaPolla in 1986. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1988.