List of John Benjamins publications for which Heng SU plays a role.
Historical imprints on Chinese ideological given names Pragmatics and Society: Online-First Articles | Article2023
This diachronic study investigates Chinese ideological given names (personal names which represent the name-givers’ shared ideas and beliefs) by focusing on historical changes over five time periods between 1935 and 2012. Based on an analysis of 21,687 given names, 2,687 (12.4%) of which are… read more
Mǎi dan or mái dan? ‘I come to buy the bill not to bury it’ Chinese Language and Discourse 3:2, pp. 227–246 | Article2012
The term maidan has become a common way of asking for the bill in Putonghua. In this paper we investigate whether this is the transfer of a Cantonese expression which has been re-interpreted as a Putonghua expression, and thus an example of language change being caused by a mistake or mishearing.… read more