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World Englishes and international call centres
Call centres (or telephone ‘contact centres’) of various kinds have become an increasing fact of life for many people in Europe, North America and other developed economies. Although telephone contact centres may be dated ...
The Fictional Character of Pornography
We refine a line of feminist criticism of pornography that focuses on pornographic works' pernicious effects. We first analyze imagination’s role in sexual desire. It is in virtue of this role that pornographic works can ...
Aspectual classification of mandarin Chinese verbs : a perspective of scale structure
Previous studies of the lexical aspect of verbs following Vendler (1967) cannot account for verbs of degree achievements (Dowty 1979, Hay et al. 1999, among others). Building on recent studies on ”scale structure” (Hay et ...
Reassignment of consonant allophones in rapid dialect acquisition
In an experiment spanning a week, American English speakers imitated a Glaswegian (Scottish) English speaker. The target sounds were allophones of /t/ and /r/, as the Glaswegian speaker aspirated word-medial /t/ but ...
Factors restricting the use of the locative preposition Yu in classical Chinese : a modeling of recursive partitioning
Different accounts (Fang 2000; Dong 2006; Xu 2006; Xu 2008; et al.) of the optional use of locative preposition yu (於/于) in classical Chinese have been proposed. Yet there is still no agreement. This project proposed a new ...
Frenglish shop signs in Singapore
The presence of French in advertising communication within largely non-French speaking communities has been noted by a few linguists. Haarmann (1984, 1989) found that French is used in Japanese advertisements as ethno-cultural ...
Moral persuasion and the diversity of fiction
Narrative representations can change our moral actions and thoughts, for better or for worse. In this article, I develop a theory of fictions' capacity for moral education and moral corruption that is fully sensitive to ...
On the semantics of noun compounds
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Informational and technological needs of public health inspectors and design of mobile, social media solutions for dengue prevention in Sri Lanka
Background: Among tropical countries, Sri Lanka is among the worst affected by Dengue. In 2012, nearly 40,000 people were affected by Dengue with reports that the capital city of Colombo was the epicentre from which Dengue ...