Pascal Gerber

Pascal GerberPascal Gerber is a Ph.D. student at the linguistics institute (ISW) at Bern University. He is writing a historical grammar of Mewahang, a Kiranti language spoken in the Arun valley in eastern Nepal, as his Ph.D. project. He gratuated from Bern University in 2016 in linguistics and sociolinguistics. His research interests include historical-comparative linguistics, its methods, achievements, problems and limits, and Trans-Himalayan languages, especially of Bhutan and Nepal. He is currently also working on the first description of the Gongduk language of central Bhutan (with George van Driem and Selin Grollmann) and is involved in the documentation and description of the Lhokpu language of southwestern Bhutan (with Gwendolyn Hyslop, Karma Tshering, George van Driem and Selin Grollmann). From 2017-2020, he guided (together with Selin Grollmann) the Brokpa Documentation and Description Project (BDDP) on the so far undescribed Tibetic language Brokpa (Eastern Bhutan and adjacent parts of Arunachal Pradesh). The project resulted in the publication of a special issue of Himalayan Linguistics 19.1 (2020) dedicated to Brokpa. This special issue contains various contributions by the members of the BDDP and constitutes the first in-depth descriptive account on Brokpa.

Publications

Gerber, Pascal (2020). First person singular indexation in Mewahang (Kiranti). Talk held at the 53rd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, University of North Texas, Denton, 3 October.

Gerber, Pascal / Grollmann, Selin (2020). A field report on Sam Rai (Kiranti). Talk held at the 53rd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, University of North Texas, Denton, 2 October.

Gerber, Pascal (2020). Areal features in Gongduk, Bjokapakha and Black Mountain Mönpa phonology. In: LInguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area 43.1. 55--86.

Leki, Tshering / Funk, Damian / Gerber, Pascal / Grollmann, Selin / Mittaz, Corinne / Rüfenacht, Sara / Waldis, Sereina (2020). Brokpa texts, glossary and verb stems: Appendices to "Aspects of Brokpa Grammar". In: Himalayan Linguistics 19.1. 163--262.

Gerber, Pascal / Grollmann, Selin (2020). Introduction to "Aspects of Brokpa Grammar". In: Himalayan Linguistics 19.1. 1--21.

Grollmann, Selin / Gerber, Pascal (eds.) (2020). Aspects of Brokpa Grammar. Special Issue of Himalayan Linguistics 19.1.

Hwang, Hyun Kyung / Lee, Seunghun J. / Gerber, Pascal / Grollmann, Selin (2019). Laryngeal Contrast and Tone in Tamang: An Analysis Based on a New Set of Tamang Data. In: Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan 23. 41--50.

Gerber, Pascal (2019). Gongduk agreement morphology in functional and diachronic perspective. Talk held at the ISBS (International Society of Bhutan Studies) Inaugural Conference, Magdalen College, University of Oxford, 10 January.

Gerber, Pascal / Grollmann, Selin (2018). What is Kiranti? A critical account. In: Bulletin of Chinese Linguistics 11. 99--152.

Grollmann, Selin / Gerber, Pascal (2018). Linguistic evidence for a closer relationship between Lhokpu and Dhimal. Including some remarks on the Dhimalish subgroup. In: Cahiers de Linguistique Asie Orientale 47.1. 1--96.

Funk, Damian / Gerber, Pascal / Grollmann, Selin / Mittaz, Corinne / Plachtzik, Simon / Rawyler, Nicolai / Rüfenacht, Sara / Waldis, Sereina (2017). Aspekte der Broka-Phonologie. Talk held at the 61st StuTS (Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft), Universität Zürich, 25 May.

Gerber, Pascal (2017). The Dene-Kusunda Hypothesis: A Critical Account. In: Man in India 7.1. 114–201.

Gerber, Pascal (2014). Gongduk phonology and a linguistic area in Eastern Bhutan. Talk held at the 20th Himalayan Languages Symposium, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 17 July.

Gerber, Pascal / Gerber, Tanja / Grollmann, Selin (2016). Links between Lhokpu and Kiranti: Some observations. Talk held at the Workshop on Kiranti Languages, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, 1 December.

Grollmann, Selin / Gerber, Pascal (2016). Lhokpu morphology: a first functional and comparative account. Talk held at the 22th Himalayan Languages Symposium, IIT, Guwahati, 9 June.