Zev Handel

curriculum vitae pdf | web
(updated July, 2012)

Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Linguistics
Asian Languages and Literature
University of Washington

Office: Gowen 245
Office Hours: Spr 2014: Wed 3:00-5:00

Email: zhandel@u.washington.edu
Phone: (206) 543-4863

I also have a department page at Asian Languages and Literature with additional information

Guidelines for requesting letters of recommendation

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Course Schedule (2013-2014)

The Chinese Language (CHIN 342/442) - Autumn 2013
Chinese Reading for Advanced Students (CHIN 496) - Autumn 2013

Introduction to Chinese Historical Phonology (CHIN 542) - Winter 2014

Introduction to Historical Linguistics (LING 454) - Spring 2014
The World of Chinese-Character-Based Writing Systems (HONORS 211) - Spring 2014

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I will be on leave from September 16, 2014 to mid-September 2015


Chinese Language Teaching Resources

Download lessons from my Supplementary Materials Packet for Integrated Chinese Level 2
(note that these are outdated, and only useful for users of the old first edition of the textbook).

Computing Resources

Do you have a Macintosh? You can download my Macintosh keyboard layout for Unicode entry of pinyin

Selected Papers/Publications

Additional material may be found at my Academia.edu page

All files are in Adobe pdf format

Note that these versions are not identical to published versions and may contain errors

The Medial Systems of Old Chinese and Proto-Sino-Tibetan
(doctoral dissertation, UC Berkeley, 1998)
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The *-i-/*-ji- distinction in the Old Chinese reconstruction system of Li Fang-kuei
(Journal of Chinese Linguistics 32.2:179-199, 2004)

Northern Min tone values and the reconstruction of "softened initials"
(Language and Linguistics 4.1:47-84, 2003)

Rethinking the medials of Old Chinese: Where are the r’s?
(Cahiers de Linguistique - Asie Orientale 31.1:3-32, 2002)

Proto-Lolo-Burmese velar clusters and the origin of Lisu palatal sibilants
(Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 25.1:95-112, 2002)

Review of A Study of Rouruo
(Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 26.1:141-162, 2003)

Review of A Study of Sangkong
(Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 27.1:111-142, 2004)

Ingush inflectional verb morphology: a synchronic classification and historical analysis with comparison to Chechen
(In Current trends in Caucasian, East European and Inner Asian linguistics: Papers in honor of Howard I. Aronson, pp. 123-175, John Benjamins, 2003)

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