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Categorization and intensity of Chinese emotion words
Despite the increasing interest in studying Chinese emotion words, there has been no reliable references in the published literature on the category (e.g. happiness, anger) and intensity (e.g. low,...
Lexicalized emotion? Tonal patterns of emotion words in Mandarin Chinese
In this study, we compared the tonal patterns of emotion words in Mandarin Chinese to the prosodic patterns of emotional speech. We used statistical methods to model the variation in tonal height a...
Use of the first person pronoun ngo⁵dei⁶ and evasion in political discourse in Hong Kong
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‘What the _?’ On the use of ellipsis and silence in sarcastic media and electoral discourse in Hong Kong
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Cultural planning university towns : an emerging pattern language in China
This paper is structured around three planning projects the author made for university towns in China. These projects sought to integrate the university into holistically planned urban settlements ...
An experimental study on the effects of environmental education in China
In recent years, collaborative governance has been used as an innovative approach by government, NGOs, and business for consensus building in the process of policy making and service delivery (Anse...
Objective measures of IS usage behavior under conditions of experience and pressure using eye fixation data
The core objective of this study is to understand individuals IS usage by going beyond the traditional subjective self-reported and objective system-log measures to unveil the delicate process thro...
On the emergence of finite structures from non-finite constructions : evidence from ‘say’ constructions in Japanese
In this paper, we will examine how some ‘say’ constructions in Japanese develop finite structures from non-finite ones. Diachronic data for our analysis come from the Taikei Honbun Database based o...
Valence-changing phenomena and stance marking in Chinese : on the development of 共 in Classical Chinese and Southern Min
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Clause-medial particles and stance-marking in Cantonese
Speakers have various linguistic resources at their disposal to express their stance, e.g. their feelings, viewpoints, evaluations and attitude. It is well known that Cantonese has a rich inventory...
'Ladders for climbing up or jumping off?’ On the interpretation of metaphors in political discourse in Hong Kong
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Visual metaphors and the construction of political identities : an analysis of the 2012 Hong Kong Legislative Council Election
Metaphors are pervasive in political discourse (Semino & Masci 1996; Kuo 2003; Lu & Ahrens 2008; Taskona 2009), in large part because they help convey complex and abstract concepts such as national...
"Did Obamacare encourage business to hire more people?" - an analysis of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama’s use of rhetorical questions in the 2012 US presidential election campaign
This study examines how the use of rhetorical questions (RQs) by presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the 2012 US presidential election varies depending on the target audience, i...
An analysis of the use of rhetorical questions in the 2012 Legislative Council election debates in Hong Kong
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"Did Obamacare create new jobs?" - an analysis of Mitt Romney’s use of rhetorical questions in the 2012 US presidential election campaign
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Learning the unlearned : product design for sustainability in China
The teaching and learning of Design for Sustainability (DfS) is not any easy undertaking within today s well-established discipline of industrial design. As DfS learning emphasises unlearning the...
Studying learning performance using a M-Learning Approach
With an aid of portable and wireless devices nowadays, a mobile learning platform for delivering multimedia content can be easily created and this has greatly nourished the development of mobile le...
Carbonaceous aerosols in China : top-down constraints on primary sources and estimation of secondary contribution
We simulated elemental carbon (EC) and organic carbon (OC) aerosols in China and compared model results to surface measurements at Chinese rural and background sites, with the goal of deriving "top...
A study on the relationship between mass concentrations, chemistry and number size distribution of urban fine aerosols in Milan, Barcelona and London
A physicochemical characterization, including aerosol number size distribution, chemical composition and mass concentrations, of the urban fine aerosol captured in MILAN, BARCELONA and LONDON is pr...
Extracting business value from IT : a sensemaking perspective of post-adoptive use
How can firms extract value from already-implemented information technologies (IT) that support the work processes of employees? One approach is to stimulate employees to engage in post-adoptive ex...
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