[Tibeto-burman-linguistics] TB Studies on linguistic encoding of plant–human interactions

Nathan Straub 曹內森 nstraub at gmail.com
Tue Mar 23 04:22:22 UTC 2021

Hello Kristine,

I'm not really sure what all plant-human interactions would entail... Does
it include those studies of how plants respond to different styles of
On the TB side, I thought of Holly Sellers's PhD research at La Trobe on
the ethnobotany and folk taxonomy of plants of the Thailand Lisu. I can't
locate a copy of her thesis right now, but here is a conference paper she
gave about it.

There is also Laur Kiik's recent studies of conservation beliefs and
ethnonationalism among the Kachin.

Hope this helps!


On Mon, Mar 22, 2021, 18:38 Kristine Hildebrandt <khildeb at siue.edu> wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> I'm part of a small working group that is pulling together research and
> publications on the linguistic encoding of plants and plant–human
> interactions, with a pivot to the Himalayas (TB, and other language
> families in that area). It's no surprise that whatever is available on this
> is probably found in scattered venues (in dictionaries, perhaps in
> grammars). But, I'm sure I'm missing some obvious references. If anyone can
> direct me to publications on this topic, including papers on methods as
> well as descriptions (or else anything that expands out from that,
> including fauna-human, agriculture-human), I would be grateful!
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