This paper studies the legendary modern Chinese writer Eileen Chang’s (1920–1995) “Jinsuo ji” (1943) and her three rewritings/translations
of it into The Rouge of the North (1967), Yuannü (1966), and “The Golden Cangue” (1971). I argue that “Jinsuo ji” and its revisions/translations exemplify a state of in-betweenness,
wherein Chang both elaborates upon and even undermines the representations of the female body depicted in earlier versions.
The female body, as constructed in these four versions of the story, illustrates at once an imprisonment by and a resistance
to Chinese and Western aesthetic ideals. In what follows, I will investigate the multiple revisions and translations of this
tale, the changes of title and focus, the beginnings and the endings, and the revisions of the representations of the female
body, as well as offering possible reasons for their transformation and the significance of them.
In this article we consider three problems: 1. The asymptotic behaviour of the quadratic moment of the exponential divisor
function. 2. The distribution of powerful integers of type 4. 3. The average number of direct factors of a finite Abelian
group. We prove new estimates for the error terms in the asymptotic representations. For this purpose new estimates in the
general four-dimensional divisor problem are needed.
The dialect lexical representations of notions from the “public opinion” sphere are the subject of the research. The motivational analysis of such words allowed to reveal the key meanings “showing the attitude to the person”, “assessment”, “influence on the person”, and “the person’s image”. The native Russian speaker bases on them the choice of the motivational feature for the words that represent the lexical-semantic field “public opinion”.
Workshops of sarcophagi in Aquincum and Brigetio. This contribution deals with problems of chronology, iconography and decoration of the sarcophagi of Aquincum and Brigetio. For the chronology the inscriptions, which name the cities as municipium or colonia are more helpful than the dates of the stationing of the legio I adiutrix and the legio II adiutrix respectively. Regarding the iconography of the many sarcophagi with erotes in the fields on both sides of the inscription the type of this representations is decisive.
Authors:Shigeki Akiyama, Horst Brunotte and Attila Pethő
The concept of a canonical number system can be regarded as a natural generalization of decimal representations of rational
integers to elements of residue class rings of polynomial rings. Generators of canonical number systems are CNS polynomials
which are known in the linear and quadratic cases, but whose complete description is still open. In the present note reducible
CNS polynomials are treated, and the main result is the characterization of reducible cubic CNS polynomials.
The paper points out that the characteristic properties of general social networks are reflected in co-authorship patterns
of theoretical population genetics as studied from 1900 to 1980. The results are consistent with the analyses of bibliographies
where the co-authorship networks in invisible colleges probably have shown the same behavioural patterns as the non-scientific
populations. The patterns of behaviour are portrayed in two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional representations of co-authorship
data in theoretical population genetics.
The words making up a speaker’s mental lexicon may be stored as abstract phonological representations or else they may be stored as detailed acoustic-phonetic representations. The speaker’s articulatory gestures intended to represent a word show relatively high variability in spontaneous speech. The aim of this paper is to explore the acoustic-phonetic patterns of the Hungarian word
‘then, at that time’. Ten speakers’ recorded spontaneous speech with a total duration of 255 minutes and containing 286 occurrences of akkor were submitted to analysis. Durational and frequency patterns were measured by means of the Praat software. The results obtained show higher variability both within and across speakers than it had been expected. Both the durations of the words and those of the speech sounds, as well as the vowel formants, turned out to significantly differ across speakers. In addition, the results showed considerable within-speaker variation as well. The correspondence between variability in the objective acoustic-phonetic data and the flexibility and adaptive nature of the mental representation of a word will be discussed.For the perception experiments, two speakers of the previous experiment were selected whose 48 words were then used as speech material. The listeners had to judge the quality of the words they heard using a five-point scale. The results confirmed that the listeners used diverse strategies and representations depending on the acoustic-phonetic parameters of the series of occurrences of
Differentiated means are defined in order to find formulas for jumps of distributions. We analyze two types of jumps occurring
in the notions of distributional jump behavior and symmetric jump behavior. We start by defining what we call Riesz differentiated
means for numerical series, then the differentiated means are extended to distributional evaluations for the Schwartz class
of tempered distributions. The jumps of tempered distributions are completely determined by the differentiated means of the
Fourier transform. We also find formulas for the jumps in terms of the asymptotic behavior of partial derivatives of harmonic
representations and harmonic conjugate functions. Applications to Fourier series are given.