PhD Candidate (Full-time)
Thesis (working) title: N/A
Hanbo is currently working on the study of Kam-Tai substratum in Southern Sinitic languages, especially Cantonese and Pinghua. The goal of his research is to account for the formation of the synthesis of Southern Sinitic languages. In addition to his current topic, Hanbo’s field of study includes Historical and Comparative Linguistics, Phonology, Phonetics, Grammar, and Typology. The languages he is interested in are the Tai-Katai, Southern Sinitic, Austroneasian, and Japonic languages.
Supervisor: Dr. Donohue Cathryn Jane
Co-supervisor: Prof. Stephen Matthews