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Standard Mandarin

Assignment 1 - Article Summary In their article, “the roles of tonal and segmental information in Mandarin spoken word recognition: an eyetracking study”, Malins and Joanisse investigate how suprasegmental features affect on-line auditory word perception. Current speech perception models have fallen short in accounting for suprasegmental features because all have been based on Indo-European languages. In this study, Malins and Joanisse extend the potential of suprasegmental features by examining...

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We Googled You

Hathaway Jones has fallen on hard times Hathaway Jones products were expensive and lacked flair Fred's old roommate is John Brewster John Brewster is Mimi Brewster's father Mimi was 29 years old (not quite 30) Mimi grew up in China Mimi spoke both Mandarin and a local Chinese dialect Mimi majored in modern Chinese history and graduated cum laude at Berkeley Mimi worked at a management consultancy right out of college Mimi graduated from Stanford with an MBA Mimi was recruited by Eleanor Gaston...

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Lavendery Cafe

Mia Foster is also found that Chinese subsidiary submitted all management and financial reports to Denver or likely known as headquarters of Levendary Cafe in its own format. Louis Chen is the president of Levendary China. He is capable of speak Mandarin Chinese and English and had long experience as retail property developer gave him intimate familiarity with neighborhoods in Shanghai and Beijing. Chen also had a network of contacts to help speed up the process of permitting, incorporating, and...

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chinese culture

Language Cantonese is used most widely. Since the city's reversion to China in 1997, local government has adopted the 'biliterate and trilingual' policy. That's to say, Chinese and English are regarded as the official languages; Cantonese, Chinese mandarin and English are spoken languages. Food As a culinary capital of Asia, Hong Kong boasts various delicacies in the local or from overseas. The city is influenced by western countries and some of the foods there combine the flavors of Chinese cuisine...

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Target Market

promote the brand. (Pinterest由美国加州帕罗奥图的一个名为Cold Brew Labs的团队创办,2010年正式上线。在社交网站中的浏览量仅次于Facebook、Youtube、VK以及Twitter。) It has created unique and viewer-friendly Youtube videos to market the roducts. There’s even an Iphone app available entirely in Mandarin for domestic shoppers. All this has given the brand a young and hip vibe ,which has helped increase the appreal among domestic buyers. In China its outlets are in fashionable, iconic places with mostly foreign tourists ...

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UCD Workplace Issue

degree. Since I can speak Mandarin, I will sometimes converse with my Chinese colleague in Mandarin. However, we do not talk about work related topics. Rather, we converse about how our weekend went and talk about our hobbies. However, this can make other colleagues feel left out who are going out to lunch with us because they are not able to communicate with us because they do not speak Mandarin. There was an instance where my Chinese colleague and I spoke Mandarin during lunch and a colleague...

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Lingua Franca

when the world was being traversed by sailors from dozens of nations, and each vessel was manned by any number of nationalities, new languages called lingua franca began to emerge. These languages were often a blend of Portuguese, English, French, Mandarin and local languages, and allowed for communication and trade between the polyglot merchants both on board and on the mainland. Several examples of it exist today - the pidgin of Papua New Guinea is one example. Worldwide lingua franca Malay...

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Interpersonal Communications

dad’s family to join my grandmother’s family’s New Year's Eve Feast as it is a "must" banquet for all the family members to get together. My dad is very close with his cousins although they are Chinese and differ in religious belief. He can speak in Mandarin and Cantonese fluently so he had no problem communicating with them. They are indeed very nice and kind to us but the language barrier between us has made it impossible for the new generations especially me and my cousins to be close to them. Every...

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You Get Stronger While Facing Difficulties

“在這種情況下,我需要學習中國以外的其他語言。” [In this case, I needed to learn an additional language other than Chinese.] On the other hand, Chinese songs were very common. My mother quite enjoyed listening to Chinese songs. She said there were local Cantonese songs and Mandarin songs from Taiwan. When compared, nowadays the importance of English in Hong Kong has declined. There are more and more high schools use Chinese as medium of instruction. In other words, nowadays Hong Kong is more likely to be a Chinese city. In...

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china pestel

Literacy rate:- 92.8%(2010 est.) Religions: Buddhism(50%), Taoism(30%), and Chinese folk religions & others(Muslim 1.5-2%,Christian 34%) Languages The official language of the People's Republic of China is Putonghua (Mandarin). The population of China is so great that Mandarin is spoken by over fourteen percent of the people in the world. ENVIRONMENT China has a variety of forest types. Hardwoods such as teak and mahogany are cultivated as commercial crops, as are pine and other softwoods...

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