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Sentence-Final Particles in Chinese

"Studies on different Chinese dialects also help understand the meaning and the function of SFPs in Mandarin from a comparative perspective. Although much progress has been made, there are still many SFPs whose core semantics and discourse functions are not explicit. Thus, future work from the descriptive perspectives is still needed. ..." – By Victor Junnan Pan

Judeo-Romance in Italy and France (Judeo-Italian, Judeo-French, Judeo-Occitan)

"In medieval and early modern Europe, Jews wrote most of their texts in Hebrew characters, Latin literacy being extremely limited in Jewish milieu because of practical and symbolic reasons. The language more commonly used for all kind of texts was Hebrew—religious poems, commercial records, chronicles, biblical commentaries, medical treatises, and so on. ..." – By Laura Minervini

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