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Professor Nathan Hill
Professor in Chinese Studies, C.L.C.S.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Scholarship on Trans-Himalayan (Tibeto-Burman) languages of South East Asia in, editor(s)Paul Sidwell and Mathias Jenny , The Languages and Linguistics of Mainland Southeast Asia, Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter, 2021, pp111-138 , [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2021 URL TARA - Full Text

Hill, Nathan W., The Envoys of Phywa to Dmu (PT 126), Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, 60, 2021, p84 - 143 Journal Article, 2021 URL TARA - Full Text

Meelen, Marieke, Roux, Élie, Hill, Nathan, Optimisation of the Largest Annotated Tibetan Corpus Combining Rule-based, Memory-based, and Deep-learning Methods, ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing, 20, (1), 2021, p1-11 Journal Article, 2021 DOI

Oliver Adams, Benjamin Galliot, Guillaume Wisniewski, Nicholas Lambourne, Ben Foley, Rahasya Sanders-Dwyer, Janet Wiles, Alexis Michaud, Séverine Guillaume, Laurent Besacier, Christopher Cox, Katya Aplonova, Guillaume Jacques, Nathan Hill, User-Friendly Automatic Transcription of Low-Resource Languages: Plugging ESPnet into Elpis, Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages, 2021, p51 - 62 Journal Article, 2021

Wu, Mei-Shin, Schweikhard, Nathanael E., Bodt, Timotheus A., Hill, Nathan W., List, Johann-Mattis, Computer-Assisted Language Comparison: State of the Art, Journal of Open Humanities Data, 6, (1), 2020, p2 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Simeon Floyd, Elisabeth Norcliffe, and Lila San Roque: Egophoricity, Linguistic Typology, 24, (1), 2020, p201-208 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., The prefix g- and -o- ablaut in Tibetan present verb stems, Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics, 12, (2), 2020, p229-236 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., List, Johann-Mattis, Using Chinese Character Formation Graphs to Test Proposals in Chinese Historical Phonology, Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics, 12, (2), 2020, p186-200 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Fellner, Hannes A., Hill, Nathan W., Word families, allofams, and the comparative method, Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, 48, (2), 2019, p91-124 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

List, Johann-Mattis and Hill, Nathan W. and Foster, Christopher, Towards a standardized annotation of rhyme judgments in Chinese historical phonology (and beyond), Journal of Language Relationship, 17, (1), 2019, p26-43 Journal Article, 2019

Fellner, Hannes A., Hill, Nathan W., The differing status of reconstruction in Trans-Himalayan and Indo-European, Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, 48, (2), 2019, p159-172 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Tibetan zero nominalization, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, 48, 2019, p5-9 Journal Article, 2019

Hill, Nathan W., The Derivation of the Tibetan Present Prefix g- from " - Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 72, (3), 2019, p325-332 Journal Article, 2019 DOI

Dugdak, Sonam and Hill, Nathan W., 'Share the sweets', An introspective analysis of copulas following adjectives in Modern Standard Tibetan, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, 52, 2019, p185-192 Journal Article, 2019

Miles, James, Miyake, Marc, Hill, Nathan W., The use of Reflectance Transformation Imaging in the recording and analyses of Burmese Pyu inscriptions, Archaeological Research in Asia, 16, 2018, p130-138 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Meelen, Marieke, Hill, Nathan W., Segmenting and POS tagging Classical Tibetan using a memory-based tagger, Himalayan Linguistics, 16, (2), 2018 Journal Article, 2018 DOI

Perfect experiential constructions: the inferential semantics of direct evidence in, Evidential Systems of Tibetan Languages, De Gruyter, 2017, [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2017 DOI

Gawne, Lauren and Hill, Nathan W., Evidential Systems of Tibetan Languages, Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter, 2017 Book, 2017

List, Johann-Mattis, Pathmanathan, Jananan Sylvestre, Hill, Nathan W., Bapteste, Eric, Lopez, Philippe, Vowel purity and rhyme evidence in Old Chinese reconstruction, Lingua Sinica, 3, (1), 2017 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Evidential Systems of Tibetan Languages, De Gruyter, 2017 Book, 2017 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Tibetan first person singular pronouns, Rocznik Orientalistyczny, 70, (2), 2017, p161-169 Journal Article, 2017

Hill, Nathan W., Songs of the Bailang: A New Transcription with Etymological Commentary, Bulletin de l'Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient, 103, (1), 2017, p386-429 Journal Article, 2017 DOI

Simon, Walter (1893-1981) in, Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, Leiden, Brill, 2017, pp100 - 102, [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2017 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., The Evidence for Chinese *-r, Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics, 9, (2), 2016, p190-204 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., 'Come as lord of the black-headed' - an Old Tibetan mythic formula., Zentralasiatische Studien, 45, 2016, p203-216 Journal Article, 2016

Hill, Nathan W., A refutation of Song's (2014) explanation of the 'stop coda problem' in Old Chinese, International Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 3, (2), 2016, p270-281 Journal Article, 2016 DOI

Tibetan in, editor(s)Nicola Grandi and Livia Kortvelyessy , Edinburgh Handbook of Evaluative Morphology, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2015, pp381 - 388, [Simon, Camille and Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2015

Languages: Tibetan in, editor(s)Jonathan Silk , Encyclopedia of Buddhism, Leiden, 2015, pp917 - 924, [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2015

Hill, Nathan W., Tibetan part-of-speech conundrums: maṅ and yun riṅ, Rocznik Orientalistyczny, 68, (2), 2015, p65-72 Journal Article, 2015

Hill, Nathan W., Origins and Migrations in the Extended Eastern Himalayas. Edited by Toni Huber and Stuart Blackburn. Leiden, Brill, 2012., Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 25, (2), 2015, p366-368 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Proposal for a transcription of Chinese characters in the study of early Chinese language and literature. , Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics, 8, (1), 2015, p48-60 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Garrett, Edward and Hill, Nathan W. and Kilgarriff, Adam and Vadlapudi, Ravikiran and Zadoks, Abel, The contribution of corpus linguistics to lexicography and the future of Tibetan dictionaries, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines , 32, 2015, p51-86 Journal Article, 2015

Hill, Nathan W., Hare lõ: the touchstone of mirativity, SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics , 13, (2), 2015, p24-31 Journal Article, 2015

Hill, Nathan Wayne, The sku bla Rite in Imperial Tibetan Religion, Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie, 24, (1), 2015, p49-58 Journal Article, 2015 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., A typological perspective on Classical Mongolian indirect speech, Central Asiatic Journal, 56, 2014, p11-18 Journal Article, 2014

Hill, Nathan W., Some Tibetan verb forms that violate Dempsey's law, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, 29, 2014, p99-109 Journal Article, 2014

W. Hill, Nathan, Grammatically Conditioned Sound Change, Language and Linguistics Compass, 8, (6), 2014, p211-229 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Proto-Kuki-Chin initials according to Toru Ohno and Kenneth VanBik, Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, 7, 2014, p11-30 Journal Article, 2014

Sino-Tibetan in, editor(s)Lieber, Rochelle, tekauer, Pavol, , The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology, Oxford University Press, 2014, [Chung, Karen Steffen, Hill, Nathan W., Sun, Jackson T.-S.] Book Chapter, 2014 DOI

Tibeto-Burman *dz- > Tibetan z- and related proposals in, editor(s)Richard VanNess Simmons and Newell Ann Van Auken , Studies in Chinese and Sino-Tibetan Linguistics, Taipei, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, 2014, [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2014

Garrett, Edward and Hill, Nathan W. and Zadoks, Abel, A rule-based part-of-speech tagger for Classical Tibetan, Himalayan Linguistics, 13, (2), 2014, p9-57 Journal Article, 2014

Hill, Nathan W., A Note on Voicing Alternation In The Tibetan Verbal System, Transactions of the Philological Society, 112, (1), 2014, p1-4 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Cognates of Old Chinese *-n, *-r, and *-j "in Tibetan and Burmese, Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, 43, (2), 2014, p91-109 Journal Article, 2014 DOI

A Gter ma of negatives. H.E. Richardson's photographic negatives of manuscript copies of Tibetan imperial inscriptions possibly collected by Rig 'dzin Tshe dbang nor bu in the 18th century CE, recently found in the Bodleian Library, Oxford in, editor(s)Kurt Tropper , Epigraphic Evidence in the Pre-modern Buddhist World. Proceedings of the Eponymous Conference Held in Vienna, 14-15 Oct. 2011, Vienna, Arbeitskreis für Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien, 2014, pp83-115 , [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2014

A new interpretation of the mythological incipit of the Rkong po inscription in, editor(s)Tropper, Kurt and Scherrer-Schaub, Cristina , Tibetan Inscriptions, Leiden, Brill, 2013, pp171-182 , [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2013 DOI

Garrett, Edward and Hill, Nathan W. and Zadoks, Abel, Disambiguating Tibetan verb stems with matrix verbs in the indirect infinitive construction, Bulletin of Tibetology, 49, (2), 2013, p35 - 44 Journal Article, 2013

Hill, Nathan W., Old Chinese *sm- and the Old Tibetan Word for `Fire', Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, 42, (1), 2013, p60-71 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Contextual semantics of 'Lhasa' Tibetan evidentials, SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics, 10, (3), 2013, p47-54 Journal Article, 2013

The emergence of the pluralis majestatis and the relative chronology of Old Tibetan texts in, editor(s)Franz-Karl Ehrhard and Petra Maurer , Nepalica-Tibetica: Festgabe for Christoph Cüppers, Andiast, International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies GmbH, 2013, pp249 - 262, [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2013

Hill, Nathan W., Mark Turin: A Grammar of the Thangmi Language: with an Ethnolinguistic Introduction to the Speakers and Their Culture. (Brill's Tibetan Studies Library. Languages of the Greater Himalayan Region.) xxxvii, 958 pp. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2012. €169. ISBN 978 90 04 15526 8., Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 76, (1), 2013, p148-150 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Relative ordering of Tibetan sound changes affecting laterals, Language and Linguistics, 14, (1), 2013, p193-209 Journal Article, 2013

Hill, Nathan W., Three notes on Laufer's law , Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, 36, (1), 2013, p57-72 Journal Article, 2013

Owen-Smith, Thomas and Hill, Nathan W., Trans-Himalayan Linguistics, Berlin, de Gruyter Mouton, 2013 Book, 2013 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Evolution of the Burmese Vowel System, Transactions of the Philological Society, 110, (1), 2012, p64-79 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., "Mirativity" does not exist: ḥdug in "Lhasa" Tibetan and other suspects, Linguistic Typology, 16, (3), 2012 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., The Six Vowel Hypothesis of Old Chinese in Comparative Context, Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics, 6, (2), 2012, p1-69 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Introduction in, editor(s)Nathan W. Hill , Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages IV, Leiden, Brill, 2012, pp1-4 , [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2012

Hill, Nathan, W., Tibetan-las, -nas and -bas, Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale, 41, (1), 2012, pv-38 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Tibetan Palatalization and the gy versus g.y Distinction in, BRILL, 2012, pp383-398 Book Chapter, 2012 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., A note on the history and future of the 'Wylie' system, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, 23, 2012, p103-105 Journal Article, 2012

Hill, Nathan, Sam Van Schaik: Tibet: A History. xxiii, 324 pp. London and New York: Yale University Press, 2011. £25. ISBN 978 0 300 15404 7., Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 75, (1), 2012, p190-192 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Multiple origins of Tibetan o, Language and Linguistics, 12, (3), 2011, p707-721 Journal Article, 2011

Hill, Nathan W., An Inventory of Tibetan Sound Laws, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 21, (4), 2011, p441-457 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

The allative, locative, and terminative cases (la-don) in the Old Tibetan Annals in, editor(s)Imaeda Yoshiro and Mathew Kapstein , Studies on Old Tibetan Documents, Tokyo, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studie, 2011, pp3-38 , [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2011

Hill, Nathan W., Alternances entre ḥ et b en tibétain ancien et dans les langues tibétaines modernes, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, 20, 2011, p115-122 Journal Article, 2011

Hill, Nathan W., Buddhism and Empire. By Michael Walter. pp. xxvii, 311. Leiden, Brill, 2009., Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 20, (4), 2010, p559-562 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., The converb -las in Old Tibetan, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 73, (2), 2010, p245-260 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., An overview of Old Tibetan synchronic phonology, Transactions of the Philological Society, 108, (2), 2010, p110-125 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Personal pronouns in Old Tibetan, Journal Asiatique, 298, (2), 2010, p549-571 Journal Article, 2010

Hill, Nathan W., A note on the phonetic evolution of yod-pa-red in central Tibet, Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, 33, (1), 2010, p93-94 Journal Article, 2010

Hill, Nathan. W., A Lexicon of Tibetan Verb Stems as Reported by the Grammatical Tradition, Munich, Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2010 Book, 2010

Hill, Nathan W., Sommerschuh, Christine, Einführung in die tibetische Schriftsprache: Lehrbuch für den Unterricht und das vertiefende Selbststudium, Indo-Iranian Journal, 53, (3), 2010, p251-264 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., Modern Tibetan Literature and Social Change (review), China Review International, 16, (2), 2009, p185-189 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Hill, Nathan W., The Ḥphags-pa letter ꡖ ˂ḥ˃ and laryngeal phenomena in Mongolian and Chinese, Central Asiatic Journal, 52, (2), 2009, p183-205 Journal Article, 2009

Hill, Nathan W., Tibetan <ḥ-> as a plain initial and its place in Old Tibetan phonology, Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, 32, (1), 2009, p115-140 Journal Article, 2009

Iwao, Kazushi and Hill, Nathan W. and Takeuchi, Tsuguhito, Old Tibetan Inscriptions, Tokyo, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 2009 Book, 2009

Verba moriendi in the Old Tibetan Annals in, editor(s)Christopher Beckwith , Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages III, Halle, International Institute for Tibetan and Buddhist Studies GmbH, 2008, pp71-86 , [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2008

Hill, Nathan W., Personalpronomina in der Lebensbeschreibung des Mi la ras pa, Kapitel III, Zentralasiatische Studien, 36, 2007, p277-287 Journal Article, 2007

Hill, Nathan W., Aspirated and unaspirated voiceless consonants in Old Tibetan, Language and Linguistics, 8, (2), 2007, p471-493 Journal Article, 2007

Hill, Nathan W., Tibetan vwa 'fox' and the sound change Tibeto-Burman *wa -> Old Tibetan o, Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, 19, (2), 2006, p75-90 Journal Article, 2006

Hill, Nathan W., Once more on the letter འ, Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, 28, (2), 2005, p111-141 Journal Article, 2005

Hill, Nathan W., The verb 'bri 'to write' in Old Tibetan, Journal of Asian and African Studies , 68, 2005, p177 - 182 Journal Article, 2005

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Some Tibetan first person plural inclusive pronouns in, editor(s)Hanna Havnevik and Charles Ramble , From Bhakti to Bon, Oslo, Novus, 2015, pp242 - 248, [Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2015

Garrett, Edward and Hill, Nathan W., Constituent order in the Tibetan noun phrase, SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics , 17, 2015, p35-48 Journal Article, 2015

Hill, Nathan W., The merger of Proto-Burmish *ts and *č in Burmese, SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics , 16, 2013, p334-345 Journal Article, 2013

Introduction in, Trans-Himalayan Linguistics: Historical and Descriptive Linguistics of the Himalayan Area, Berlin, Mouton de Gruyter, 2013, pp1-10 , [Owen-Smith, Tom and Hill, Nathan W.] Book Chapter, 2013