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  • Tales and Translationby Cay Dollerup

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    Dealing with the most translated work of German literature, the Tales of the brothers Grimm (1812-1815), this book discusses their history, notably in relation to Denmark and subsequently other nations from 1816 to 1986. The Danish intelligentsia responded enthusiastically to the tales and some were immediately translated into Danish by a nobleman... more...

  • Grimm Languageby Orrin W. Robinson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    Grimm Language addresses a number of issues in the Grimms? fairy tales from a (Germanic) linguist?s point of view. In sections dealing with the Grimms? use of regional dialect material, various grammatical constructions, and specific nouns and adjectives in their Children?s and Household Tales , the author argues that the Grimms were consciously... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklifeby Kathleen Nadeau; Jonathan H.X. Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 265.00

    As the global and transnational relationship between Asia and America grow, so too are Asian American traditions, including folklore and folklife, becoming increasingly important to all Americans. Whether expressed in a Pakistani folk dance, a Mongolian religious story, or a song by Japanese American rapper Mike Shinoda, expressions of Asian American... more...

  • Narrative Performancesby Alexandra Georgakopoulou

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 165.00

    Conversational narratives provide valuable resources for the discursive construction and invoking of personal and sociocultural identities. As such, their sociolinguistic and cultural analysis constitute a high priority in the agenda of discourse studies. This book contributes to the growing line of discourse-analytic research on the dynamic relations... more...

  • Proceedings of the Paralinguistic Information and its Integration in Spoken Dialogue Systems Workshopby Ramon Lopez Cozar Delgado; Tetsunori Kobayashi

    Springer 2011; US$ 259.00

    This volume includes proceedings articles presented at the Workshop on Paralinguistic Information and its Integration in Spoken Dialogue Systems held in Granada, Spain. The material focuses on the three broad areas of spoken dialogue systems for robotics, emotions and spoken dialogue systems, and Spoken dialogue systems for real-world applications... more...

  • Folklore in the Modern Worldby Richard M. Dorson

    De Gruyter Mouton 1978; US$ 133.00

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  • Kintaro's Adventure and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Storiesby Florence Sakade; Yoshio Hayashi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Singing turtles, a boy who wrestles wolves and a host of other beloved characters can be found in Kintaro's Adventures and Other Japanese Children's Favorite Stories . This lovely volume contains six stories, including "How to Fool a Cat," "The Princess and the Herdboy" and "Kintaro's Adventures." more...

  • Enduring Rootsby Gayle Samuels

    Rutgers University Press 1999; US$ 16.95

    Enduring Roots tells the stories of historic American trees, including the oak, the apple, the cherry, and the oldest of the world’s trees, the bristlecone pine. These stories speak of our attachment to the land, of our universal and eternal need to leave a legacy, and demonstrate that the landscape is a gift, to be both received and,... more...

  • The Science of Fairy Talesby Edwin Sidney Hartland

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    Selkie, wee people, elves, fauns, mogwai -- no matter what you call them, virtually every cultural tradition has created a type of being that is analogous to the Western concept of the fairy. In this fascinating analysis, scholar Edwin Sidney Hartland delves into the inner workings of the ubiquitous fairy myth and traces its impact across many cultures. more...

  • Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibetby Lotta Carswell-Hume; Koon-Chiu Lo

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 18.95

    Here is a world where humans and animals switch places, a captivating world where magic can be both good and evil. This is the world of Favorite Children's stories from China and Tibet . These unique stories are fresh and charming, filled with humorous insights into Chinese life and culture, including the power and influence of the moon and the importance... more...