Yanson Rudolf A.

Dr. Sc. (philology), Prof.

Янсон Р.А.

Address

  • St.Petersburg
  • 199034
  • Universitetskaya emb., Build. 11

Contact

  • +7 (812) 328-77-32
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Education:

  • 1957-1962: Undergraduate Program in Burmese Philology, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, St.Petersburg University, Specialist Diploma.

Professional positions:

  • 1962–1969: Assistant Professor, Department of Chinese Philology, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU.
  • 1969: PhD in Philology (Noun Auxiliaries In Burmese).
  • 1969–1990: Associate Professor, Department of Chinese Philology, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU.
  • 1990: DSc.(Philology), (Phonological Problems of Old Burmese).
  • 1990-2011: Professor, Department of Chinese Philology, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU.
  • 2011: Present day Head, Department of Philology of Southeast Asia, Faculty of Asian and African Studies, SPbSU.

Awards:

  • Merited person in Higher Education (1999), Honored Professor of SPbSU (2016).

Research interests:

  • Historical Phonology of Burmese,
  • Burmese Grammar,
  • Burmese Lexicology,
  • Epigraphica Birmanica.

Teaching:

  • All aspects of the Burmese Language,
  • History of Burmese Literature,
  • History of Burmese,
  • Theoretical grammar of Burmese,
  • Pali-Burmese Texts in Myanmar,
  • Old Burmese

Publications. Over 70 publications ( mainly in Russian). Among those published in English are:

  • Notes on the evolution of the Burmese phonological system // Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages, Brill, 2006/
  • On the two cases of Mon-Burmese interference // Discovery of Ramanya Desa. History, Identity, Culture, Language. Babgkok, 2007 (Proceedings of the conference).
  • Aspiration in the Burmese Phonological System: a diachronic account // Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages. Brill, 2012.
  • Predictability of Phonological Changes in Burmese // Archiv Orientalni, 83 (2015) #1, Prague.
  • Prolegomena to the problem of the so-called ‘word-sets’ in Burmese // Acta Linguistica Petropolitana (Труды Института лингвистических исследований) vol. XII, part I. St. Petersburg: Nauka, 2016
  • Mon and Pali influence on Burmese: how essential was it? // Proceedings of the International conference "Myanmar: tradition and modernity". Berlin, 1994.
  • On Pali-Burmese Interference // Medieval Tibeto-Burman Languages. Brill, Leiden, 2002.
  • Western Political Terminology vs Burmese Mentality // Language, Power and Identity in Asia (Book of Abstracts). Leiden, 2016.
  • Sources of written Burmese – AC and related questions in Burmese historical phonology // Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, vol. 201.2 (2017), University of Hawai’i Press.
  • Also a monograph in Russian «Вопросы фонологии древнебирманского языка» (Phonological issues of Old Burmese). Moscow: Nauka, 1990.

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