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  • The Story of Australian Englishby Kel Richards

    NewSouth 2015; US$ 12.99

    The English language arrived in Australia with the first motley bunch of European settlers on 26 January 1788. Today there is clearly a distinctive Australian regional dialect with its own place among the global family of ‘Englishes’. How did this come about? Where did the distinctive pattern, accent, and verbal inventions that make up Aussie... more...

  • One Day in the Life of the English Languageby Frank L. Cioffi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Generations of student writers have been subjected to usage handbooks that proclaim, ?This is the correct form. Learn it??books that lay out a grammar, but don?t inspire students to use it. By contrast, this antihandbook handbook, presenting some three hundred sentences drawn from the printed works of a single, typical day in the life of the language?December... more...

  • Ausgewählte Schriften zur Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaftby Hugo Dyserinck; Elke Mehnert

    Frank & Timme 2015; US$ 47.05

    In seinen Forschungen zur komparatistischen Imagologie hat der Belgier Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hugo Dyserinck anhand literarischer Gegenstände den Übergang vom nationalen zum postnationalen Denken nachgezeichnet. Angesichts der Multiethnizität und Multilingualität Europas gewinnt an Aktualität, was der überzeugte Europäer Dyserinck im Laufe von fünf Jahrzehnten... more...

  • The Natyasastra and the Body in Performanceby Sreenath Nair

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Natyasastra is the deep repository of Indian performance studies. It embodies centuries of performance knowledge developed in South Asia on a range of conceptual issues and practical methodologies of the body. The composition of the Natyasastra is attributed to Sage Bharatha, and dates back to between 200 BC and AD 200. Written in Sanskrit, the... more...

  • Internet Literature in Chinaby Michel Hockx

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously avant-garde to the pornographic, web-based writing has introduced innovative forms, themes, and practices into Chinese literature and... more...

  • Why I Don't Write Children's Literatureby Gary Soto

    ForeEdge from University Press of New England 2015; US$ 12.99

    The beloved writer returns to entertain in a fresh collection of essays more...

  • Memories of Mount Qilaiby Mu Yang; John Balcom

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Hualien, on the Pacific coast of eastern Taiwan, and its mountains, especially Mount Qilai, were deeply inspirational for the young poet Yang Mu. A place of immense natural beauty and cultural heterogeneity, the city was also a site of extensive social, political, and cultural change in the twentieth century, from the Japanese occupation and the American... more...

  • Education in Languages of Lesser Powerby Craig Alan Volker; Fred E. Anderson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Pasifika peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand are amongst the fastest growing population of all the minority groups. The 2006 census shows that the Pasifika population makes up 6.9% of the total New Zealand population (Statistics New Zealand 2009). The current projections are that this figure will increase in 2026 to 18%. Many of the children who... more...

  • Language Proficiency in Native and Non-native Speakersby Jan H. Hulstijn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This book, written for both seasoned and novice researchers, presents a theory of what is called Basic and Higher Language Cognition (BLC and HLC), a theory aimed at making some fundamental issues concerning first and second language learning and bilingualism (more) empirical. The first part of the book provides background for and explication of the... more...

  • Language Issues in Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesby Paula Prescod

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    Languages of the Caribbean are fascinating and have been studied extensively. It is a particularly fertile ground for the study of pidgins and creoles and the interplay of language and culture and society. However, the languages of St Vincent and the Grenadines have not received the comprehensive attention they deserve. Because the work accomplished... more...