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  Wu (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wu (吳方言 pinyin wú fāng yán; 吳語 pinyin wú yǔ lumazi wu niu(nyu)) is one of the major divisions of the Chinese language.
The Northern Wu dialects are not mutually intelligible with the Southern Wu dialects.
Wu dialects are notable among Chinese languages in having kept voiced plosives and fricatives from Middle Chinese, such as /b/, /d/, /g/, /z/, /v/, etc. The only other major group to have done this is Xiang.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wu_(linguistics)   (822 words)

 Wu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wu (region), a region in China, associated with:
Wu (linguistics), a subdivision of spoken Chinese spoken in the Wu region
Wu (Ten Kingdoms), one of the kingdoms during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wu   (201 words)

 Wu Tai Chi
Wu Chien Chuan’s early students, Wu Tunan and Chuan Zee Yee, carried on an alternate branch in Beijing, though it is unclear how different this branch was from the Northern Wu.
Wu Kung Yee is famous for answering the challenge of a white crane stylist, Master Chen, and defeating him.
The idea that Wu style is specialized from yielding and softly diverting and Yang style for pressing and discharging comes from the students of the two masters, and is a misconception.
www.leeswhiteleopardkungfu.com /tai_chi.html   (1741 words)

 Mr Fred Wu - School of Modern Languages - University of Newcastle upon Tyne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wu has interpreted at many international conferences, in subject areas such as steel production, harbour/port policy and management, public arts, Chinese political and economic issues, and more recently the UK-China Forum, a semi-official forum between the two governments.
Wu has been developing and teaching the interpreting modules as well as developing assessment materials and procedures for interpreting exams.
Wu maintains a close working relationship with professional practitioners in the field and continues to be engaged in translation projects with professional translators in Taipei, San Francisco, and Singapore.
www.ncl.ac.uk /sml/research/linguistics/profile/s.f.wu   (345 words)

 McGill University - Department of Linguistics
Case/possessive homophony in Tagalog and its implications for scrambling.
Linguistics Colloquium, Département d'études francaises, University of Toronto, January 2001.
Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO 32), Edinburg, Texas, October 2003.
www.arts.mcgill.ca /programs/Linguistics/research/studentsPublications2001_2004.htm   (3039 words)

 WU Libraries Linguistics Databases
Indexes articles from periodicals in archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, history, and literature.
Literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from over 4,000 journals and series published worldwide.
Since acquiring UnCover in 2000, ingenta has been working to integrate the two databases in order to provide you with a more comprehensive and easy-to-use service.Now live, the integrated service offers free searching and browsing of more than 25,000 publications with 11,000 titles that were not available in UnCover.
library.wustl.edu /subjects/linguistics/databases.html   (396 words)

 Wu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wu (linguistics), a subdivision of Chinese spoken languagespoken Chinese/ spoken in the Wu region
In one of the first episodes of Hawai'i-based "Flight 29 Down," Kristy Wu's eternally good-natured character Melissa is goaded from her search for an all-important book of matches by a couple of fellow castaways, who chide her for being a drone.
The Chinese pipa (lute) virtuoso Wu Man teamed up with musicians representing East African, Slavic, and Appalachian traditions on her record "Wu Man and Friends." We'll sample tunes from it on this edition of New Sounds.
www.infothis.com /find/Wu   (469 words)

 Chinese language - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
From a purely descriptive point of view, "languages" and "dialects" are simply arbitrary groups of similar idiolects, and the distinction is irrelevant to linguists who are only concerned with describing regional speeches scientifically.
Many Wu, Min, Hakka, and Cantonese speakers consider their own varieties as separate spoken languages, but the Han Chinese race as one entity.
Most linguists classify all of the variations of Chinese as part of the Sino-Tibetan language family and believe that there was an original language, called Proto-Sino-Tibetan, analogous to Proto-Indo-European, from which the Sinitic and Tibeto-Burman languages descended.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Chinese_language   (6449 words)

 Chinese spoken language - Learn Chinese - Chinese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
However, the linguistic distance between different Chinese dialects is often much greater than forms of speech which in other parts of the world would unquestionably be considered distinct languages.
Wu (linguistics)Wu 吳語/吴语: spoken in the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
Wu dialect is notable among Chinese dialects in having kept voiced consonants, such as /b/, /d/, /g/, /z/, /v/, etc. (These may in fact be better described as voiceless consonants that create a voiced breathy element across the syllable: i.e.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Chinese_spoken_language   (1926 words)

 Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Linguistic Studies at Washington University is an interdisciplinary program.
Most choose a minor in linguistics or a major or minor in the Language, Cognition, and Culture track of the Philosophy–Neuroscience–Psychology program.
Linguistics courses are also part of several clusters that fulfill general education requirements in Arts and Sciences.
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~ling   (119 words)

 Lo Wu - China-related Topics LM-LP - China-Related Topics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lo Wu is the most popular border crossing for people traveling to mainland China because most people would choose KCR which is more convenient compared to other means of transportation.
Due to the course of widening the river section at Lo Wu, it is necessary to reconstruct the Lo Wu railway bridge as its span is not long enough for the widened river section.
It is the heart of the Lo Wu district and it is usually very crowded during weekends when a lot of local citizens as well as tourist from Hong Kong enjoy their shopping there.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Lo_Wu   (3682 words)

For the past four years, a group of professors and scholars from a range of disciplines (linguistics, rhetoric and media studies, psychology, computer science, foreign language studies, English as a Second Language) have met each semester to discuss our common interest in language and the human experience.
In particular, the course focuses on linguistic questions related to the following: 1) gender; 2) power; 3) ethnic, racial, and national identifies; 4) literacy; 5) poetic, verbal performance; and 6) intercultural communication.
It is an interdisciplinary field at the interface of psychology, linguistics, computer science, anthropology, philosophy, and neuroscience.
www.willamette.edu /cla/ids/ids155/wuling/wu-ling.html   (871 words)

 Strange Loops - Aimless Wandering
The concept wu wei plays such a central role in Taoism that it survives even in modern religious Taoism as the truth BEHIND all metaphysics and ritual.
Against this traditional theory of language we moderns have developed a nihilistic linguistics in which words convey nothing of essence and in fact do not really communicate anything except language itself.
He reached the point where he couldn't tell if he was experiencing a linguistic hallucination or a divine revelation.
www.strange-loops.com /philhakimchaoslinguistics.html   (3219 words)

 Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
He has been centrally involved in a range of projects within the Meaning Modelling Group/ CLSL since 1995, and continues to be engaged in developing and conducting research projects within the centre and its partners, producing increasingly explicit, computationally realizable, models of discourse across strata and with applications across a range of social contexts.
Dr Wu has an extensive research interest, ranging from translation studies to discourse analysis, from corpus development and management to corpus linguistics, from natural language processing to development of computational tools for multilingual grammatical reference resources, from web development to online course delivery and distance learning and instruction.
Dr Wu's primary teaching responsibilities involves courses on corpus linguistics, translation theory and practice, and computational linguistics.
www.ling.mq.edu.au /about/staff/wu_canzhong   (277 words)

 Dekai Wu
Experimental results on the MSR Paraphrase Corpus show that, even in the absence of any thesaurus to accommodate lexical variation between the paraphrases, an uninterpolated average precision of at least 76% is obtainable from the Bracketing ITG's structure matching bias alone.
As with the pure statistical translation model described by Wu (1996) (in which a bracketing transduction grammar models the channel), alternative hypotheses compete probabilistically, exhaustive search of the translation hypothesis space can be performed in polynomial time, and robustness heuristics arise naturally from a language-independent inversion-transduction model.
UC was undertaken because the task was thought to be both a fertile domain for Artificial Intelligence research and a useful application of AI work in planning, reasoning, natural language processing, and knowledge representation.
www.cs.ust.hk /~dekai   (7916 words)

 Chiense Linguistics : Archives : Syntax : Formal Syntax
Simpson, Andrew and Xiu-Zhi Zoe Wu: The Syntax and Interpretation of Sentence-Final DE
Simpson, Andrew and Xiu-Zhi Zoe Wu: The Grammaticalization of Formal Nouns and Nominalizers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean
www.usc.edu /dept/LAS/ealc/chinling/html/synformal.htm   (693 words)

 ALS98 PAPERS - Alan Dench   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Given these frequencies, it is easy to imagine that the patterns found on a-stems might serve as the basis for a levelling of the allomorphy.
However, while this line of argument might be taken to explain the patterns of allomorphy for 'Belonging', 'Side' and 'Allative' suffixes, and can also explain the consistent wu genitive on vowel-final stems, it does not account for the forms of the accusative.
Warriyangka and Tharrkari show further elaboration of this pattern: on i-stems, the suffix-initial glide is y rather than w, while on u-stems the suffix is realised as lengthening of the stem-final vowel.
www.cltr.uq.edu.au /als98/dench842.html   (2410 words)

 Institute der WU :: Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien
He was born in Leicester, England, and has an MA in modern languages and linguistics from Cambridge University as well as a degree in economics from the University of London.
He has published widely in European journals on lexis, phraseology, business English, and applied linguistics and he writes textbooks for adult learners of English.
His current academic research is concerned with the lexis and phraseology of economics and business, the register of the economic sciences, and applied research in the learning and teaching of business English.
www.wu-wien.ac.at /ebc/faculty/profiles/cv/alexander   (206 words)

 Vita for R. VanNess Simmons
Ph.D. in Chinese Linguistics and Dialectology, August 1992, University of Washington, Seattle.
The research undertaken with this fellowship focuses on Mandarin and Wu dialects in the Yangtze valley region of China, and was done in the Summers of 1995 and 1996.
Dialect fieldwork focusing on Mandarin and Wu dialects in the Yangtze Valley region of China, under the auspices of the National Program for Advanced Study and Research in China of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China and in affiliation with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, Summers 1995 and 1996.
www.rci.rutgers.edu /~rsimmon/VitaRVS.htm   (4450 words)

 Natural Language Processing
Corston-Oliver, Simon H. Identifying the linguistic correlates of rhetorical relations.
In Proceedings of the 10th conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Budapest, Hungary, pp.
Presented at the 11th annual conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, Nagoya, Japan.
research.microsoft.com /research/nlp/nlppubs.aspx   (1837 words)

Professor Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu received a Master's degree in TESOL from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA.
Prior to joining SDSU in 1999, Professor Wu taught English in Taiwan and Mandarin Chinese at UCLA and the University of Washington.
Her recent book, Stance in Talk: A conversation analysis of Mandarin final particles(2004, John Benjamins), explores how participants in Mandarin conversation display stance in the unfolding development of action and interaction through the use of two Mandarin final particles, and is one of the pioneering CA studies of Mandarin Chinese.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /dept/chinese/faculty.html   (416 words)

 Seminar: Statistical Machine Translation (Spring 2004)
We'll discuss various statistical approaches to machine translation, examining different types of probabilistic models as well as the algorithms used for parameter estimation and decoding.
Emphasis will be placed on how models handle specific linguistic phenomena and language pairs.
Stochastic Inversion Transduction Grammars and Bilingual Parsing of Parallel Corpora, Dekai Wu.
www.cs.rochester.edu /~gildea/2004_Spring   (762 words)

 Bibliography for Statistical MT
Wu, D., "Statistical Inversion Transduction Grammars and Bilingual Parsing of Parallel Corpora," Computational Linguistics, 23(3).
Wu, D. and H. Wong, "Machine Translation with a Stochastic Grammatical Channel," Proceedings of the Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
Wu, D., "A Polynomial-Time Algorithm for Statistical Machine Translation," Proceedings of the Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).
www.clsp.jhu.edu /ws03/groups/translate/biblio.shtml   (1863 words)

 Publications of Jun Wu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Woosung Kim, Sanjeev Khudanpur and Jun Wu, Smoothing Issues in the Structured Language Model, Proceedings of Eurospeech 2001, pp.
Jun Wu and Zuoying Wang, Entropy of Chinese and the Perplexity of the Language Models, ACTA Electronica Sinica, v24 n10 Oct 1996, p69-71.(EI)
Jun Wu, Z. Wang, J. Yu, Research on the Perplexity of Language Models, The 2nd National Conference on Intelligent Computer Interface and Applications of Artificial Intelligence, pp.
www.cs.jhu.edu /~junwu/publications.html   (628 words)

 wu - OneLook Dictionary Search
Wu : DOD Dictionary of Military Terms: Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations [home, info]
Phrases that include wu: chien-shiung wu, wu hsing, hung wu, wai wu pu, wu changshuo, more...
Words similar to wu: shanghai dialect, wu dialect, more...
www.onelook.com /?w=wu&ls=a   (175 words)

 M. Chan's C899/M. Beckman's L899. Phonetics & Phonology of Mandarin & Non-Mandarin Chinese (Wi 90)
Week 4: Reading: Shen (1989) "Interplay of the four citation and intonation in Mandarin Chinese" (Journal of Chinese Linguistics 17:61-73) Shih (1988) "Tone and intonation in Mandarin" (Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory 3:83-109) T 1/23 Presentation of Week 3 homework.
R 2/1 In-class fieldwork: Begin survey of word tones in Wu dialects using class informants.
F 2/23 Lab: Study vowel spaces interacting with tone and phonation type (in Wu dialects).
people.cohums.ohio-state.edu /chan9/c899.htm   (669 words)

 Literature on Japanese Linguistics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In: Proceedings of TACL summer institute of linguistics.
Proceedings of the 5th annual meeting of the Formal Linguistics Society of the Midwest.
In Proceedings of the Third Formal Approaches to Japanese Linguistics Conference FAJL3.
www.dfki.de /~siegel/japanese_cl_lit.html   (7499 words)

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