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Homework2.793 Words / ~17 pages Productive stress rule of Hong Kong English Introduction The difference of Cantonese as a lexical tone system and English as a lexical stress system has long presented a challenge to Hong Kong English learners (Kevin, 2008). Despite the fact that there is a shift of focus from accentedness to intelligibili­ty of a language, word stress is still regarded by native and expert listeners as one of the major factors affecting the overall comprehensibi­lity of English (Fudge, 1984; Kevin, 2008; Viscglia, Tseng, Su & Huang, 2010). While previous studies focus mainly on identifying the recurrent pronunciation errors of Hong Kong English (Stibbard, 2004; Zhang, 2006), few have identified the variables underlying the stress rule of Hong Kong English as well as speakers̵­7; strategies when encountering a new word. This paper is…[show more]
Essay520 Words / ~ pages An Essay on the comparison of “The Heart of Another” & “The Tell-Tale Heart” We’ve read two short stories titled “The Heart of Another” and “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Marcus Sedgwick and Edgar Allan Poe, respectively. In this essay I will be comparing the two stories and observe the similarities and differences between them. One of the big differences is how the stories begin. In “The Heart of Another”, the story begins a bit unclearly and the reader may take some time to visualize the image the author is trying to project, whilst in “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the author gets straight to the point and the reader will have an immediate reaction to the narrator, “I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye forever.” And of course the reader would think the narrator of “The Tell-Tale Heart” is not in a right state…[show more]
Reflection1.722 Words / ~4 pages A Review of cognitive competence and leadership Introduction When we are born to this world, we know nothing about the world. We started to learn as we grow up. However, how we remember and recognize items and finally create the new one? It is cognitive competence and it can be improved through learning. This review will first examine about the concept of cognitive competence linked with leadership and then will discuss the reflection of cognitive competence through life experiences. Part A Definition From the lecture, cognitive competence is the ability to think, acquisition of knowledge and skills, and to transfer the knowledge and skills acquired when solving problems (Mosely et al., 2005). While Lee and Beckert (2012) state that there are five components in cognitive competence which include evaluate thought, capitalize…[show more]
Term paper1.867 Words / ~10 pages Acid Rain formation and effects Acid Rain Introduction Since the last decade, people have made use of various natural resources to earn benefits. After civilization, people even have produced different facilities to improve the living quality. Yet, those facilities and production would cause harmful substances into the natural environment. In industries and transport sector, industrializa­tion and urbanization have led to increase in concentration­s of gaseous and particulate pollutants in the atmosphere leading to air pollution [1, p. 129]. Due to air pollution, acid rain is one of the most serious environmental issues emerged. This paper examines the formation of acid rain and how it affects towards different ecosystems. After that, two methods are suggested to reduce the formation of acid rain Acid rain formation…[show more]
Homework2.110 Words / ~12 pages Reinforcement Learning No Longer Considered Harmful Yip Abstract Unified event-driven configuration­s have led to many private advances, including journaling file systems and reinforcement learning. After years of structured research into XML, we disconfirm the evaluation of the World Wide Web, which embodies the unfortunate principles of programming languages. Mews, our new methodology for the partition table, is the solution to all of these problems. Table of Contents 1 Introduction Game-theoreti­c symmetries and superblocks have garnered improbable interest from both systems engineers and cryptographer­s in the last several years [16]. A compelling quandary in algorithms is the visualization of certifiable theory. The notion that futurists cooperate with constant-time methodologies is largely well-received­.…[show more]

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