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Name: Deborah  Chua (IPA: ˈdɛb(ə)ɹə)
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State and/or Country: Singapore   
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Chua, F. D. (2004). A study on children’s treatment of “more” and “-er” in comparatives. Honours thesis. National University of Singapore.

Chua, F. D. (2010). A study on digression in student expository writing. Masters thesis. National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

Chua, D. (2010). “Are three or more languages really too much to handle? Tracing the possibilities of multilingualism from Singaporean children’s choice of adjectival comparatives”, in M. Cruz-Ferreira (ed.) Multilingual Norms, pp. 95–112, Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Chua, D. (2018). Understanding comparative alternation in y adjectives: what else might we need? Journal of Linguistics, 54(3), 459–491. doi:

Chua, D. (2019). Comparative alternation in y-adjectives: Insights from self-paced reading. Language and Cognition, 1-30. doi:10.1017/langcog.2019.22

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