Alain Peyraube#

Alain Peyraube
Membership Number:2404
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:FRANCE

Present and Previous Positions

  • Chair Professor of Chinese Linguistics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS)
  • since 2001 Directeur de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS, Paris, France)
  • 1997-2001 Deputy Director of the "Division of Humanities and Social Sciences" of the CNRS
  • 1984-1998 Director of the Institute of East Asian Linguistics (CNRS and EHESS)
  • 1984 Doctorat d’Etat from Paris 7 University
  • 1976 Ph.D. from Paris 8 University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Chinese linguistics
  • Chinese diachronic syntax and semantics
  • Typology of East-Asian languages
  • Cognitive approaches to the diversity of languages
  • The origin and evolution of languages

Honours and Awards
  • 2007 Honorary professor at the University of Beijing
  • 2006-2010 Founding Member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC)
  • 2006 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 2002-2004 President of the European Association of Chinese Studies
  • 2002 Corresponding member of the Academia Sinica of Taiwan
  • 1998-1999 President of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics
  • 1988 The French Academy Stanislas Julie Prize
  • Distinguished member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

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