SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

CANCELLED "Situating Language in Taiwan Studies," In Conversation with Professor Henning Klöter



Professor Henning Klöter

Date: 20 March 2020Time: 4:15 PM

Finishes: 20 March 2020Time: 5:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B103

Type of Event: Conversation


A linguistic analysis of languages spoken in Taiwan differs from language-related research in the context of Taiwan Studies. The former follows the methodological path of linguistics and its various subdisciplines. The latter, by contrast, requires a multidisciplinary perspective on language. Elaborating on my previous research on Taiwan's languages, ranging from historical dictionaries to modern TV advertisements, I will explain how language-related research in Taiwan Studies connects various related fields such as Taiwan history, Taiwan literature and media studies.

Speaker Biography

CTS-IMG-20180228-Henning Kloter

Henning Klöter is Professor of Modern Chinese Languages and Literatures at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He has previously held positions at the universities of Göttingen, Mainz, Bochum and National Taiwan Normal University. His major publications are Written Taiwanese (Harrassowitz 2005) and The Language of the Sangleys: A Chinese vernacular in missionary documents of the seventeenth century (Brill 2011). His research interests include multilingualism, society and language planning in Greater China, the history of Chinese linguistics in Europe, Sinophone literature and Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

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