Greetings, dear LangCom group,
Michael asked me if I'd be interested in this position and indeed I am,
although I am not exactly sure yet what it entails.
So, I'm André, I'm 32 years old, from Germany, and a doctoral student at
the University of Zurich. I studied linguistics and Chinese studies and am
studying the languages of mainland Southeast Asia, of Myanmar in
particular. The languages of this area (roughly Myanmar, Thailand, Laos,
Cambodia and Vietnam, and parts of southern China, such as Yunnan) are a
main interest of me, and I'm doing research on them. I speak Mandarin
Chinese and Thai, and I am currently learning Burmese, Vietnamese as well
as two minority languages of Burma (Jinghpaw and Shan).
I used to be an active Wikipedian, edited many articles and wrote a few
ones myself (e.g. most of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsez_language
recently don't have much more time for more than minor edits and
corrections. If I can be of help as someone experienced with the languages
of mainland Southeast Asia, of different scripts, orthographies, linguistic
features, I'm willing to provide as much help as my schedule currently
Best wishes from Switzerland,
2017-02-13 0:13 GMT+01:00 Michael Everson <everson(a)evertype.com>om>:
Please ask him :-)
I’ve cc’d him here.
On 12 Feb 2017, at 11:57, Milos Rancic
As André hasn't applied for the membership, I worded the proposal a
little bit differently.
The main point behind my proposal is that it's very hard to find that
kind of areal linguist.
It would be good if Michael would tell us a bit more about him.
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