Check out the following papers all published within the last month by our own Dr. Robert Marcelo Sevilla through the Taiwan Journal of Linguistics, Languages, and Linguistics Vanguard on the syntax of referential classifier constructions from an OT perspective, the distribution of hesitation marker acoustic quality across Xiang varieties, and an exploration of the feasibility of conducting acoustic research through Zoom, respectively.
Each of these studies contribute to a greater understanding of the Xiang subgroup of Sinitic, which has often been sidelined in theoretical explorations of Sinitic in favor of Standard Mandarin, and the last paper also has practical implications for remote research methodologies.
1) ‘Bare-classifier constructions in Xiang (Sinitic): From typology to formalization’, Taiwan Journal of Linguistics, Vol. 21.1 [Journal Article] DOI: 10.6519/TJL.202301_21(1).0002
2) ‘Vowel quality in Xiang non-lexical hesitation markers: New forms of typological evidence?’, Languages 8: 73 [Journal Article] DOI: 10.3390/languages8010073
3) ‘Yiyang Xiang Vowel Quality: Comparability Across Two Recording Mediums’, Linguistics Vanguard [Journal Article] DOI: 10.1515/lingvan-2021-0144