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  • New York high school Chinese test

    Published: 19/01/2017
    Zhuang Pinghui, in the South China Morning Post (1/18/17) has an article that is truly baffling:  "US high school Chinese test stumps internet users in China". A high school in New York has produced a ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
  • Shakespeare’s World.

    Published: 18/01/2017
    Roberta Kwok reports in the New Yorker about a website where anyone can contribute transcriptions of bits of manuscripts from Shakespeare’s time: The first-known records of many words are in Sha ... Read more
    Source: languagehat.com
  • All About Prepositional Phrases

    Published: 18/01/2017
    Prepositional phrases are the kinds of things you use all the time without thinking about them. They’re groups of words that begin with a preposition and end with an object. Prepositions are words lik ... Read more
  • On Being Translated Back to Myself.

    Published: 17/01/2017
    Boris Fishman has a winning Author’s Note in the latest NY Times Book Review about his trip to Estonia, where he confronted a Russian translation of his novel A Replacement Life (which I will re ... Read more
    Source: languagehat.com
  • The perils of pronunciation

    Published: 17/01/2017
    Distinguishing between "four" and "ten" in rapid, slurred Modern Standard Mandarin (MSM) is not always easy:  sì 四 vs. shí 十.  Try saying sìshísì 四十四 ("forty-four") quickly and it starts to feel like ... Read more
    Source: ldc.upenn.edu
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