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漢藏緬語々言研究ㄟ博客
a sinotibetoburman linguistics blog
2013-01-11

慕家花園黹繡學校 moka mission

Just a quick note to say that I've been working on a couple small side projects, one of which involves re-approaching the Moka Garden Embroidery Mission publications, as well as trying to track down some of the sister-school publications from the era and area.

I've also managed to dig up a number of passport applications, consular registration papers, US census reports and alumni newsletters from which I've been able to populate a pretty clear timeline of the lives of those involved in the mission, in particular that of Frances Burkhead who for many years was the superintendent of the Moka Garden mission. I was pleased to learn she lived to the age of 85, and ended her life in the same town where it began. More on all that later.

CNY is fast upon us, and I'm hoping that in addition to a little bit of domestic travel I'll be able to get a lot done with Phonemica as well as working on a number of such side projects as Moka Garden.

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    A semi-academic linguistics blog about Sinotibetan, previously focused primarily on Wú, a Sinitic language spoken in the Yangtze Delta region. Topics now include historical linguistics, documentation, language rights, sociolinguistics and learning materials, as well as acting as the dev blog for Phonemica from time to time.

    I'm a linguist based in Asia, working on documentation and historical development of Sinotibetan. In addition to academic research, I'm heavily involved in Phonemica, an organisation that promotes crowd-sourced preservation of local languages.

    I'm currently in the field, so getting in touch isn't easy. However you can try to email me at the following address and I'll respond as soon as I'm able:

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