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Chinese Englishes : from Canton jargon to global English
This paper argues that one approach to the notion of 'Chinese Englishes' may involve the critical re-examination of a rich history of cultural and linguistic contact and language learning and teaching that runs from the ...
Using generation for grammar analysis and error detection
We demonstrate that the bidirectionality of deep grammars, allowing them to generate as well as parse sentences, can be used to automatically and effectively identify errors in the grammars. The system is tested on two ...
A plethora of methods for learning English countability
This paper compares a range of methods for classifying words based on linguistic diagnostics, focusing on the task of learning countabilities for English nouns. We propose two basic approaches ...
Language and hybridization : Pidgin tales from the China Coast
This essay looks at the history of pidgin and creole studies in the context of linguistic theory with particular reference to the study of ‘Chinese pidgin English’. It argues that, although linguistics makes the claim to ...
In search of a systematic treatment of determinerless PPs
This paper examines Determinerless PPs in English from a theoretical perspective. We classify attested P + N combinations across a number of analytic dimensions, arguing that the observed cases fall into at least three ...
Toward a science of machine translation
The fact that machine translation output does not reach the level of good human translations is well known. However, there has been surprisingly little attention paid by the machine translation ...
Egalitarianism and ranking in the Malay world
Egalitarianism and ranking in the Malay World both derive in large measure from the emergence of certain structural features – relative-age, unifiliative bias, preferential marriage patterns, and so on – all serving to ...
Belief and believing
As the secular state of Singapore enters the 21st century, religions and religiosity seem to be going through a phase of revival in the country. As Singapore continues in its relentless effort to become a ‘global city’, ...
World Englishes today
(Blackwell Publishing, 2006)
Abstract not available.
Introduction : interdisciplinary perspectives on English in China
Introduction: Interdisciplinary perspectives on English in China