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  1. News - China - LINGUISTICS

    After three decades and lost years, linguist finally completes Chinese-Pashto dictionary

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 02:39pm by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Started in 1978, Afghan language lexicon will see the light of day this year-- but is only expected to benefit a niche audience A mainland linguist has ... to strengthen ties with allies in Asia, Africa and South America. Making a dictionary requires a kind of resilience, a kind of persistent, unwavering will to continue Che Hongcai, linguist Less than 100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1440063/after-three-decades-and-lost-years-linguist-finally-completes-chinese
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Deaf students complete linguistics diplomas using sign language

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 02:52pm

    ... Jennifer Ngo Seven students made history when they became the first batch of deaf students to receive high diplomas in linguistics. The students — three from Hong Kong, two from Sri Lanka and two from Indonesia — spent six years to complete their basic and high diplomas under the Asia Pacific Sign Linguistics Research and Training Programme at the Chinese University. "This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371817/deaf-students-complete-linguistics-diplomas-using-sign-language
  3. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Film Review: Tongue-tied linguist's lexicon of love in The Great Passage

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Teh

    ... Yvonne Teh yvonne.teh@scmp.com Yvonne Teh Phrase value THE GREAT PASSAGE Starring: Ryuhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki, Joe Odagiri Director: Yuya Ishii Category: I (Japanese)   The winner of last year's Japan Booksellers' Prize, Shion Miura's charming Assemble the Boats centres on a socially awkward linguistics graduate who finds his calling as a lexicographer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/48hrs/article/1297226/film-review-tongue-tied-linguists-lexicon-love-great-passage
  4. Getting a grip on tricky plurals

    Posted Oct 07th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... JOHN MILLEN MANY OF US make a mistake when we make a noun plural. How can we stop doing that? A singular noun is when there is just one and a plural noun is when there are more than one. For most nouns, you add an 's' to make them plural. That&# ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/473243/getting-grip-tricky-plurals
  5. News - Hong Kong - POPE'S RESIGNATION

    Linguist discovers new papal pickle

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Linguist discovers new papal pickle When scholar John Whelpton and his small band of Latin linguists sit down at their next meeting on Friday in Kowloon Tong, it won't exactly be a papal conclave, but it will examine a very thorny question: did the first pope to stand down in 600 years get his resignation speech grammatically correct? Pope ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1187369/linguist-discovers-new-papal-pickle
  6. Lifestyle - Technology - LANGUAGES

    The richer we grow the less we use minority tongues, say researchers

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 03:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Study finds that levels of GDP per capita correlate with loss of linguistic diversity Prosperity the enemy of minority languages Economic prosperity is the worst enemy ... in the cold- economically and politically." One saving grace was bilingualism, which the team said must be encouraged to preserve the world's linguistic diversity. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1586773/richer-we-grow-less-we-use-minority-tongues-say-researchers
  7. Linguist teaches machines the mystery of language

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... linguistics and musicology lab at the University of Science and Technology. But as a machine, you are not only looking at the unfamiliar sentences two at a time, as a person would. Instead, you ... correct you with a few programming keystrokes, and over time, you learn to make the right associations in the right context. This is the world of computational linguistics: a field that strives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989535/linguist-teaches-machines-mystery-language
  8. Linguistic hat-trick

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... While learning Spanish enables people to connect with a culture known for its passionate view of life, it can also provide additional employment and business opportunities. Spoken by almost 400 million people, Spanish is the official language in 21 countr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/994994/linguistic-hat-trick
  9. How a linguist set out to rewrite Chinese history

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... an economist and former banker in New York, and introduced it into the curriculum of the primary schools. It was probably the greatest invention in the history of linguistics. Since then, hundreds ... for this hero's role. Born to a well-off family in Changzhou, Jiangsu on January 13, 1905, he studied economics and linguistics at St John's University, Shanghai; he was an exchange student in Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/715679/how-linguist-set-out-rewrite-chinese-history
  10. Linguist breathes life into ancient oracle bones

    Posted Mar 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Song Dahai spoke to He Huifeng Inscriptions on oracle bones, known as jia gu wen, represent one of the earliest forms of writing in China. The script was used about 3,500 years ago. It remains a mystery to most Chinese today. Song Dahai, a 71-year-old linguist and historian, has devoted his life to keeping the script alive in the computer age. What's the origin of jia gu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708558/linguist-breathes-life-ancient-oracle-bones

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