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This paper describes the work carried out on the EMILLE Project (Enabling Minority Language Engineering), which was undertaken by the Universities of Lancaster and Sheffield. The primary resource developed by the project is the EMILLE Corpus, which consists of a series of monolingual corpora for fourteen South Asian languages, totalling more than 96 million(More)
This paper explores the collocational behaviour and semantic prosody of near synonyms from a cross-linguistic perspective. The importance of these concepts to language learning is well recognized. Yet while collocation and semantic prosody have recently attracted much interest from researchers studying the English language, there has been little work done(More)
Preface The Lancaster Corpus of Mandarin Chinese (LCMC) addresses an increasing need within the research community for a publicly available balanced corpus of Mandarin Chinese. LCMC has been constructed as part of a research project undertaken by the Linguistics Department, Lancaster University. The corpus is designed as a Chinese match of the Freiburg-LOB(More)
This article explores negation in Chinese on the basis of written and spoken corpora of Mandarin Chinese. The use of corpus data not only reveals central tendencies in language based on quantitative data, it also provides typical examples attested in authentic contexts. In this study we will first discuss negation variants in general terms, on the basis of(More)
Levels of serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) in whole blood reflect the levels in the platelets, but there are problems with instability of 5-HT in measurement of whole blood extracts. We therefore developed and validated an assay for whole blood 5-HT using HPLC with fluorometric detection. The procedure involved collecting blood in EDTA vacutainer tubes(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This book is the result of collaborative efforts. A number of people have offered their generous help and support in bringing this book into a reality. I would first like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all conference delegates, especially our keynote speakers as well as our presenting authors for their willingness to(More)