The work of this project
has been supported by a number of sources over the years.
From 1995-2000, support in the form of research time was provided to
John Stonham by the University of Hong Kong. From
1997-2000 financial support was provided by the Hong
Kong Research Grants Council in the form of a major research
grant awarded to Stonham.
Subsequent to this, the research was supported by the Arts and Humanities Research
Council (then, AHRB), from 2001-2006. Again this was
supplemented by research leave provided by the University
of Newcastle upon Tyne.
In addition, the AHRC provided addition funding under the auspices of a
Pilot Dissemination Award scheme
to provide support for enhancing the dissemination of the findings via
this set of web pages.
Currently, Prof. Stonham's work is supported by Pukyong
National University, Busan, South Korea. This research, like
any work on a language, is ongoing and results will
continue to be reported as they arise. As such, these webpages as
subject to continual, though not necessarily regular, revision.