### Recent Submissions

• #### Automatic syntactic analysis of learner English ﻿

(2019-03-23)
Automatic syntactic analysis is essential for extracting useful information from large-scale learner data for linguistic research and natural language processing (NLP). Currently, researchers use standard POS taggers and ...
• #### Acquisition of metaphorical expressions by Chinese learners of English ﻿

(2018-10-31)
This study investigates the acquisition of conventional metaphorical expressions by Chinese learners of English. A conventional metaphorical expression, following the definition of cognitive semantics, refers to the use ...
• #### Split intransitivity: Thematic roles, case and agreement ﻿

(2018-11-24)
This dissertation is an extended argument for the syntactic structure proposed in (1), referred to as the $\textit{VICTR Hierarchy}$ after the initials of the five functional heads it comprises: (1) [VolitionP Volition ...
• #### An analysis of /r/ variation in Singapore English ﻿

(2018-10-20)
In modern urban Singapore, the variety of English spoken evolves through a continual negotiation of adhering to traditionally standard models and creating local norms in the environment of myriad social and substratum ...