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  • Social Linguistics and Literaciesby James Paul Gee

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This fully-updated new edition engages with topics such as orality and literacy, the history of literacy, the uses and abuses of literacy in that history, the analysis of language as cultural communication, and social theories of mind and meaning, among many other topics. It represents the most current statement of a widely discussed and used theory... more...

  • Lettersby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to the preface, introduction and every letter. ******************. ? Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • The Cherry Orchard, and Other Playsby Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Julius West

    The Floating Press 1916; US$ 4.95

    The Cherry Orchard was written by Chekhov as a comedy, but directed by Stanislavski as a tragedy on its premier. The play has maintained the dual nature of these intentions ever since. An aristocratic family return to their estate on the eve of auction. Though alternatives present themselves, the family is apathetic and their property is sold. The... more...

  • The Changelingby Thomas Middleton; William Rowley

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Considered by critics to be one of the best tragedies of the English Renaissance, The Changeling was written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley and first published in book form in 1653. Beatrice-Joanna is betrothed to Alonzo but in love with Alsemero. She convinces De Flores, who is in love with her, to help her be free of Alonzo - by murdering... more...

  • Hippolytus & The Bacchaeby Euripides; Gilbert Murray

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.99

    The Ancient Greek Euripides wrote the play Hippolytus , a tragedy based on the myth of the son of Theseus, Hippolytus. The gods play a central part in Hippolytus, and Aphrodite and Artemis appear at the start and end respectively. It is thought they were also present throughout, as two statues onstage. The Bacchae , which is also called The Bacchantes... more...

  • The Trojan Womenby Euripides; Gilbert Murray

    The Floating Press 1915; US$ 3.99

    The Trojan Women follows the women of Troy after the famous war which devastated their city. It is believed to have been influenced by the capture of Melos, an Aegean Island, and the treatment of its population by the Athenians. These historical events took place the same year the play premiered, 415 BC. more...

  • Les manuscrits araméens du Wadi Daliyeh et la Samarie vers 450-332 av. J.-C.by Jan Dusek

    BRILL 2007; US$ 290.00

    This book contains a new epigraphic, philological, legal and historical analysis of the Aramaic manuscripts from the Wadi Daliyeh written in the city of Samaria in the fourth century B.C.E., and shed new light on the history of Samaria and Judaea in the Persian period. more...

  • Looking Back at al-Andalusby Alexander E. Elinson

    BRILL 2009; US$ 125.00

    Looking Back at al-Andalus focuses on Arabic and Hebrew Literature that expresses the loss of al-Andalus from multiple vantage points. In doing so, this book examines the definition of al-Andalus literary borders, the reconstruction of which navigates between traditional generic formulations and actual political, military and cultural challenges. By... more...

  • Classical Arabic Humanities in Their Own Termsby Beatrice Gruendler

    BRILL 2008; US$ 223.00

    Approaches to elements of Arabic-Islamic civilization, including linguistics, literature, literary theory, religion, ritual, economics and zoology, as well as related topics in the Old Iranian, Persian, Greek and Byzantine traditions, through the discussion of select terms, concepts and phenomena. more...

  • Causal Categories in Discourse and Cognitionby Eve Sweetser; Ted Sanders

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    All languages of the world provide their speakers with linguistic means to express causal relations in discourse. The book discusses parameters of categorization that shape the use of causal connectives and auxiliary verbs across languages like English, Dutch and Polish. Convergence of linguistic, corpus-linguistic and psycholinguistic methodologies... more...