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  • Automatic syntactic analysis of learner English 

    Huang, Yan (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 

    Xia, Mengying (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 

    Baker, James Samuel (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 

    Kwek, Geraldine Su Ching (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 ...

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