Haoliang ZHAO

Haoliang ZHAO

PhD student at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

“A typological and historical study of Zlarong, a Tibeto-Burman language in south-western China”, co-dir. Alexis Michaud (LACITO) and Guillaume Jacques (CRLAO)


Research topic

My PhD project will be a study of the typology (phonology, morphology, etc.) and history (especially the determination of the genetic position) of Zlarong (aka Smar Skad), a newly discovered Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Tibet Autonomous Region, China. It is a further work based on my MA thesis in which a provisional study has been presented. My PhD thesis is expected to comprise a description on important typological features of Zlarong, a detailed discussion on its genetic position and a comparison between Zlarong and related languages, along with a series of glossed texts and a dictionary



• 2019-present: PhD student in Sciences du langage, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (co-directors: Alexis Michaud, Guillaume Jacques)
• 2016-2019: Master in Chinese Philology, Sun Yat-sen Univeristy (director: Mingyuan Shao)



typology – phonology – morphology – genetic position – historical linguistics – Tibeto-Burman – Zlarong


• 04-05/2018: Ri.mgo Township, Mdzo.sgang County, Tibet, China (1.5 months)
• 11-11/2017: Ri.mgo Township, Mdzo.sgang County, Tibet, China (1 week)

Conference presentations

— 2018: A brief introduction to Zlarong, a newly recognized language in Mdzo sgang, TAR. 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics (ICSTLL51), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (sept. 2018).


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