Kellen Parker van Dam

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zürich and an honorary associate at La Trobe University.

My research is primarily focused on historical development and diversification of Sino-Tibetan varieties spoken in East and Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on varieties spoken in the Eastern Himalayan region. I am also interested in the development and description of linguistic tone systems. 


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