By Philippe Humblé
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The unfold of Islam eastward into South and Southeast Asia was once probably the most major cultural shifts in international background. because it improved into those areas, Islam was once bought via cultures tremendously diverse from these within the center East, incorporating them right into a various international neighborhood that stretched from India to the Philippines.
Selection of following artciles from the magazine Asian Affairs released by way of Routledge:
1. Afghan-Pakistan border disputes
2. Bangladesh Land and Water
three. British cemeteries in South Asia
four. British consuls in Kashgar
five. British India's casual Empire and Spheres of impression in Asia and Africa
6. through land from Gilgit to Hong Kong
7. Eric Newby, the Hindu Kush and the Ganges
eight. Francis Younghusband and the nice game
nine. India and the Himalayan states
10. Karakoram and Hunza
eleven. Kashmir a story of 2 valleys
12. misplaced chance The Alaska-Siberia tunnel
thirteen. Memsahibs in Persia
14. difficulties of pastoralism within the Afghan Pamirs
15. Russian Railway Penetration in important Asia
sixteen. Siberia's Lake Baikal
17. Strategic Railways at the Border of British India
18. The Durand Line
19. The Indus - life-blood of Pakistan
20. The Mysteries of the Gobi Desert
21. The Shanghai Co-Operation Organisation
22. The Sikhs ahead of and after Indian independence
23. the incomplete schedule of the partition
24. what's Taiwan to China
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This booklet is the 1st comparative research of a brand new iteration of diasporic Anglophone South Asian ladies novelists together with Kiran Desai, Tahmima Anam, Monica Ali, Kamila Shamsie and Jhumpa Lahiri from a feminist viewpoint. It charts the numerous adjustments those writers have produced in postcolonial and modern women’s fiction because the past due Nineties.
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Yet, it is contrary to my personal experience that in the case of encoding a definition alone is better than an example alone. Maybe the subjects were still unsure as to the meaning of the item. Less astonishing, but worth keeping in mind, is the fact that in the case of decoding, an example would be just as efficient as a definition. An internal Cobuild paper (Harvey and Yuill, 1992) contradicts Laufer‘s conclusions, at least to a certain extent. This research was based on an ‘introspective’ questionnaire given to 211 informants after a production test.
They reveal what the needs are 54 DICTIONARIES AND LANGUAGE LEARNERS to the extent that they are soluble by already existing means. If we succeed in using computers adequately for lexicographic purposes this will render obsolete a large number of research publications on grammar codes, phonetic alphabet, number of examples, the need for synonyms, the need for encyclopaedic information, the place where learners look up multi-word items, classification of fixed expressions, and others. If qualitative research results fed this technology, a blueprint could be drawn up and give rise to a major revolution in the world of lexicography.
Needs exceed this realm and point to what is not yet existent. Paradoxically, in the history of mankind, solutions often have preceded problems and the software industry of the last few years –as the invention of printing– has clearly demonstrated this. In the case of questionnaires and tests, one investigates what is apparent. When not predictable, the results are often doubtful. Investigating the link between needs and habits is useful only to find out how learners at present tackle the problems which current dictionaries are expected to solve.