On the genetic position of the Bai language

Wang Feng
Cahiers de linguistique - Asie orientale, 2005 vol. 34
Online version
DOI: 10.3406/clao.2005.1728
Abstract: Different proposals on the genetic relationship of the Bai language in the past century are reviewed in this article, as well as the methodologies of genetic classification. In light of some new data on the Bai dialects and new hypotheses on the genetic classification of Sino-Tibetan languages, this article calls attention to the necessity for the reconstruction of Proto- Bai and shows that some proposals are invalid from a taxonomie viewpoint