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Workshop yesterday

The CUP Chinese Grammar book is slowly taking shape. At the second workshop yesterday, only some local contributors attended the meeting. Few numbers meant more scrutiny on the drafts. That was beneficial for me. Given another four months, my chapter can be much improved, I hope. It has been an educational experience for me, writing a descriptive chapter on deixis and anahpora. What I put down as too complicated for the book, I can extract for a separate paper or more.

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余华的书评见链接:http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_467a32270100pl5u.html?tj=1

看了这篇生动的书评,才去买来了这本书,准备抽空看看。

顺便再缠几链:

Otto Jespersen的传记:http://www.amazon.com/Linguists-Life-Arne-Juul/dp/8778381320/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1300597758&sr=8-1

李赋宁学术传记:http://product.dangdang.com/product.aspx?product_id=8990975&ref=search-1-pub

毛荣贵的《英语人生》:http://product.dangdang.com/product.aspx?product_id=8781800&ref=search-1-pub

许渊冲的《逝水年华》: http://product.dangdang.com/product.aspx?product_id=20163648&ref=search-1-pub

和《续忆逝水年华》:http://product.dangdang.com/product.aspx?product_id=20131122&ref=search-1-pub

这些书买来后都跳读过。

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News from a publisher

Last week, I got to know, at a pleasant afternoon meeting, from visitors representing a publisher, that Professor W has just finished her second book on RT, probably also a co-authored one. Might be a collection of theire papers. Good news because it was a long-awaiting one. Some more good news on some useful textbooks for CDA. Well, here C stands for clinical, not critical! And a good textbook on rhetoric. Publishers talk about books, not about journal articles, I believe. I told them about my books. They found them interesting. Every book was a torture for me. But when you look back, each represents a worthy effort, and they gained lives of their own.

Waiting to see Robin Clark’s Meaningful Games, said to be in press.

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