Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

The Linguistic Ideas of Edward Harper Parker

David Prager Branner
Journal of the American Oriental Society
Vol. 119, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 1999), pp. 12-34
DOI: 10.2307/605538
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/605538
Page Count: 23
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($8.00)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
The Linguistic Ideas of Edward Harper Parker
Preview not available

Abstract

The first serious Western student of Chinese dialectology who was not a missionary was the brash Edward Harper Parker (1849-1926), a British consular official. Most of Parker's data were never published except in sloppy second-hand by Herbert Giles and were long ago dismissed by Karlgren. Some of Parker's ideas are extremely important, although they have not been taken seriously by modern dialectologists. This paper describes Parker's most original linguistic work, such as his deeply probing descriptive studies of colloquial dialect lexicon and comparative identifications of "characterless" dialect morphemes. Tables of Peking dialect material are appended, freshly elicited from some of Parker's notes, for the purpose of evaluating his work.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
12
    12
  • Thumbnail: Page 
13
    13
  • Thumbnail: Page 
14
    14
  • Thumbnail: Page 
15
    15
  • Thumbnail: Page 
16
    16
  • Thumbnail: Page 
17
    17
  • Thumbnail: Page 
18
    18
  • Thumbnail: Page 
19
    19
  • Thumbnail: Page 
20
    20
  • Thumbnail: Page 
21
    21
  • Thumbnail: Page 
22
    22
  • Thumbnail: Page 
23
    23
  • Thumbnail: Page 
24
    24
  • Thumbnail: Page 
25
    25
  • Thumbnail: Page 
26
    26
  • Thumbnail: Page 
27
    27
  • Thumbnail: Page 
28
    28
  • Thumbnail: Page 
29
    29
  • Thumbnail: Page 
30
    30
  • Thumbnail: Page 
31
    31
  • Thumbnail: Page 
32
    32
  • Thumbnail: Page 
33
    33
  • Thumbnail: Page 
34
    34