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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95
This complete guide to the Mongolian language provides a basic knowledge of all Mongolian noun inflexions and the basic and most important verbal inflections, and the uses of these. Grammatical concepts are introduced at the beginning of each chapter and discussed, with further examples, in a grammar section. Each chapter is accompanied by a list of... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 87.00
The Dravidian languages are spoken by nearly 200 million people in South Asia and in Diaspora communities around the world; they include Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Telugu. This book provides a linguistic overview of the Dravidian language family, including its history and writing systems, language structures, typology and lexicon. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 65.00
Jerome Packard analyses the linguistic and cognitive nature of Chinese words, dispelling the common misconception that the Chinese language has no morphology. His ground-breaking study demonstrates how analysis of Chinese word formation enhances our understanding of the linguistic properties shared by all languages. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 65.00
Matthew Chen's landmark study offers the most comprehensive analysis to date of the rich and complex patterns of tone used in Chinese languages. His book, the culmination of a ten-year research project, explores a range of important theoretical issues against a wealth of empirical data not previously accessible to linguists. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 87.00
Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 40,000 years, speaking about 250 languages. Through examination of published and unpublished materials on each of the individual languages, Professor Dixon surveys the ways in which the languages vary typologically and presents a profile of this long-established linguistic area. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00
The Chinese language has undergone drastic changes over the past century. This book presents a comprehensive account of the development of Modern Chinese from the late nineteenth century to the 1990s, describing the establishment of Modern Spoken Chinese and Modern Written Chinese, and the reform of the Chinese script. more...
- University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95
Shu-mei Shih's study is the first book in English to offer a comprehensive account of Chinese literary modernism from Republican China. In The Lure of the Modern, Shih argues for the contextualization of Chinese modernism in the semicolonial cultural and political formation of the time. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95
Chinese: An Essential Grammar is a clear and concise reference guide to modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use in today's Chinese. The grammar is the ideal reference source for the learner and user of Chinese. It is suitable for either independent study... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
Colloquial Tamil is easy to use and completely up to date. Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study and class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to spoken Tamil. While emphasis is placed on colloquial spoken Tamil, you are given a useful introduction to formal speech and the written language as well. What makes... more...
- Wiley 2005; US$ 9.99
Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly! Traveling to China but don't know Chinese? Taking Chinese at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Chinese in no time. Discover how to Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time,... more...