Hiroyuki Suzuki

List of John Benjamins publications for which Hiroyuki Suzuki plays a role.


Drolma, Dawa and Hiroyuki Suzuki 2023 The paradigmaticity of evidentials in the Tibetic languages of KhamsEvidentiality and Modality, Mélac, Eric (ed.), pp. 723–752 | Article
This article argues that the evidential system of Khams Tibetan, a cluster of Tibetic languages spoken in the south-eastern Tibetosphere, should be considered a verb paradigm. We propose a paradigm with six evidential categories (egophoric, statemental, visual sensory, nonvisual sensory, sensory… read more
This article examines the migration history of Tibetic language-speaking people in the south-eastern corner of the Tibetosphere, particularly the origin of Sangdam Tibetan, spoken in Kachin State, Myanmar, by adopting a geolinguistic approach with linguistic maps. It first presents the current… read more
Zhou, Yang and Hiroyuki Suzuki 2022 Evidentiality in Selibu: A contact-induced emergenceDiachronica 39:2, pp. 268–309 | Article
Selibu is a Mandarin-Khams Tibetan mixed language with about 900 native speakers in northwest Yunnan, People’s Republic of China. As a Form-Semantics mixed language, it derives most of its lexicon and grammatical morphemes from Southwest Mandarin and borrows its morphosyntactic and semantic… read more
Suzuki, Hiroyuki and Lozong Lhamo 2021 /ka-/ negative prefix of Choswateng Tibetan of Khams (Shangri-La, Yunnan)Language and Linguistics 22:4, pp. 593–629 | Article
Choswateng Tibetan, spoken in the south-eastern corner of the Khams region, has three negative prefixes: /ȵi-/, /ma-/, and /ka-/. The first two are derived from two morphemes which are ubiquitous across Tibetic languages, whereas the third is a newly generated negative prefix found in Choswateng… read more
This exploratory study focuses on the use of hearsay evidential marking in the course of storytelling in a Tibetic language, Lhagang Tibetan, combining a descriptive linguistic approach with a literary-theoretic analysis. Tibetic languages generally possess a morpho-syntactically encoded… read more
This article presents information regarding newly recognised non-Tibetic Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in three counties, Dzogang, Markham, and Drag-yab, of Chamdo Municipality and the adjacent Dzayul County in the Tibet Autonomous Region. First, we introduce four languages – Lamo, Larong sMar,… read more
Samdrup, Tsering and Hiroyuki Suzuki 2019 Humilifics in Mabzhi pastoralist speech of Amdo TibetanLinguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 42:2, pp. 222–259 | Article
Politeness strategies using specific word forms and morphemes are well known in Tibetan, in which honorific expressions are in the majority. However, for Amdo Tibetan the politeness register is less well known. In this paper, the humilific politeness system of Mabzhi Amdo Tibetan is discussed in… read more
The goal of this paper is to use string edit distance to describe the synchronic relationship between the Tibetan speech varieties located on the Northeastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. String edit distance provides a statistical way to compare a large number of linguistic features, in essence… read more
Dartsendo (Dar-rtse-mdo in Written Tibetan), generally known as Kangding, is a town in the easternmost Tibetosphere, located in Ganzi (dKar-mdzes) Prefecture, Sichuan, China. This town has played an important role for the tea-horse trade since the Ming Dynasty, and is inhabited by both Tibetan and… read more