Dr Nicolas Tranter

Core Researcher
Tel.:
+44 (0)114 222 8433
Email:
n.tranter@wreac.org
Areas of Expertise
  • Writing systems in East Asia
  • Loanwords in East Asia
  • Language contact in East Asia
  • Japanese theoretical linguistics
  • Classical Japanese language
  • Linguistic diversity in East Asia

1992 PhD (Japanese linguistics), Sheffield; 1987 BA (Japanese studies and linguistics), Sheffield.

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Selected publications

  • 'Hybrid Anglo-Japanese loanwords in Korean', Linguistics 35(1) (1997): 133-166.
  • 'The phonology of English loan-words in Korean', Word 51(3) (2000): 377-404.
  • 'Script 'borrowing', cultural influence and the development of the written vernacular in East Asia', in Thomas McAuley (ed.) Language Change in East Asia ( London : Curzon Press, 2001), 180-204.
  • 'The Asukaike word-list slat and pre-Sino-Japanese phonology', in Thomas McAuley (ed.) Language Change in East Asia ( London : Curzon Press, 2001), 143-160.
  • 'The 'ideal square' of logographic scripts and the structural similarities of Khitan script and han'gul ', in Sang-Oak Lee, Gregory K. Iverson, with Sang-cheol Ahn and Young-mee Yu Cho (eds.) Pathways into Korean Language and Culture: Essays in Honor of Young-key Kim-Renaud (Seoul: Pagijong Press, 2002), 441-461.