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The Tungusic Research Group at Dartmouth was established in 1998 with the generous assistance of the Dickey Center for International Understanding. It was founded in order to facilitate collaborative research on the Tungusic languages and cultures of northern China and Siberia.
All the primary researchers of the Tungusic Research Group are currently involved in fieldwork on Tungusic languages. Lenore Grenoble specializes in Evenki. Her efforts to date have brought her to several locations in Siberia where the Eastern dialect of Evenki is spoken. Lindsay Whaley and Fengxiang Li specialize in Oroqen and have carried out fieldwork in a number of locations in northeastern China.
Information about Tungusic languages and cultures is relatively sparse; what does exist is of variable quality, and some of the best sources are often hard to access. Comparative research has been hindered by language and political barriers. Therefore, two aims of the Tungusic Research Group are to bring scholars from diverse traditions together and to support their work by providing readily accessible information. This site is one initiative we have undertaken to fulfill these aims. Please contact us with suggestions to improve the site or if you are currently researching Tungusic and are aware of related links, relevant information, etc.
The site is still under construction, so some of these links may not contain much information. These are the updates we are working on:
Dr. Lenore Grenoble (Dartmouth College, Program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science)
Dr. Lindsay Whaley (Dartmouth College, Program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Dr. Fengxiang Li (California State University, Chico, English Department)
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Last updated 30 Oct 1998