Siaw-Fong Chung

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This paper proposes a corpora-based approach in comparing the Mapping Principles for economy metaphors in English and Chinese. The Mapping Principles are validated using an upper ontology (SUMO). This research extends on the work of Ahrens, Chung and Huang (2003) by examining the 'economy' metaphors in Chinese and English. In Ahrens, Chung and Huang (2003),(More)
The use of lexical resources in linguistic analysis has expanded rapidly in recent years. However, most lexical resources, such as WordNet or online dictionaries, at this point do not usually indicate figurative meanings, such as conceptual metaphors, as part of a lexical entry. Studies that attempt to establish the relationships between literal and(More)
This study investigates of-constructions in the predicates of two verbs, demonstrate and show, in academic discourse. A construction perspective is taken to examine how the two predicate constructions ('demonstrate N1 of N2' and 'show N1 of N2') would differ when the information-weighting of N1 and N2 are considered. The noun phrases were compared following(More)
This paper provides a construction grammar perspective to identifying the ambiguity of prepositional phrase (PP) attachments (i.e., whether a PP is attached to the closest VP or NP1). Despite the wide discussion of these two structures (VP-attached and NP1-attached), we raise the possibility for a third parsing structure (about 11.3% from all 1845 instances(More)
This paper introduces the newly created VocabAnalyzer which is equipped with keyword, concordancing and n-gram functions. The VocabAnalyzer also allows the comparison of the inputted text against Jeng et al. (2002) vocabulary word list. Two case studies will be discussed in this paper. The first study compares two versions of the English Bible and the(More)