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  • Colloquial Bengaliby Mithun B. Nasrin; W.A.M Van Der Wurff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colloquial Bengali provides a step-by-step course in Bengali as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Bengali in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language... more...

  • Singing to the Goddessby Rachel Fell McDermott

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    This vibrant collection presents 145 brief Bengali lyric poems dedicated to the Hindu goddesses Kali and Uma. These poems--many of which are presented here for the first time in English translation--were written from the early eighteenth century up to the contemporary period. They represent the unique Bengali tradition of goddess worship (Saktism)... more...

  • The Slaying of Meghanadaby Michael Madhusudan Datta; Clinton B. Seely

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 87.99 US$ 75.67

    "The poem is rising into splendid popularity. Some say it is better than Milton-but that is all bosh-nothing can be better than Milton; many say it licks Kalidasa; I have no objection to that. I don't think it impossible to equal Virgil, Kalidasa, and Tasso." Michael Madhusudan Datta wrote this in a letter to a friend about his verse narrative, The... more...

  • Alignment Change in Iranian Languagesby Geoffrey L.J. Haig

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 179.66

    This book presents an account of alignment shifts in Iranian languages, and covers a time-span of some two and half millennia. It blends data from more than 20 Iranian languages, past and present, with theoretical discussion of alignment (ergativity, accusativity), subjecthood, diachronic syntax and morphology. No specialist knowledge of the... more...

  • Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguisticsby Rajendra Singh

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 179.66

    South Asia is home to a large number of languages and dialects. Although linguists working on this region have made significant contributions to our understanding of language, society, and language in society on a global scale, there is as yet no recognized international forum for the exchange of ideas amongst linguists working on South Asia.... more...

  • Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguisticsby Rajendra Singh

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.43

    South Asia is home to a large number of languages and dialects. Although linguists working on this region have made significant contributions to our understanding of language, society, and language in society on a global scale, there is as yet no recognized international forum for the exchange of ideas amongst linguists working on South... more...

  • Differentielle Objektmarkierung bei unbelebten Objekten im Spanischenby Marco García García

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 123.50

    Wann werden direkte Objekte im Spanischen mit ?a? markiert? Diese Frage wird unter besonderer Berücksichtigung unbelebter Objekte untersucht, die im Allgemeinen nicht, in Kombination mit einer kleinen, stabilen Klasse von Verben jedoch z.T. obligatorisch markiert werden. Im Rahmen einer rollensemantischen Analyse wird gezeigt, dass die... more...

  • Paliby Thomas Oberlies

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 202.12

    The grammar presents a full decription of Pali, the language used in the Theravada Buddhist canon, which is still alive in Ceylon and South-East Asia. The development of its phonological and morphological systems is traced in detail from Old Indic. Comprehensive references to comparable features and phenomena from other Middle Indic languages... more...

  • Sprache, Literatur und nationale Identitätby Joseph Jurt

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.27

    Die Nationenkonzepte von Frankreich und Deutschland wurden oft als antithetisch beschrieben ? durch den idealtypischen Gegensatz von Staats- und Kulturnation. Durch eine politik-, sprach- und literaturgeschichtliche Rekonstruktion der Bedeutung von Sprache und Literatur für die Konstruktion der nationalen Identität ab der Frühen Neuzeit... more...

  • The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore?s Dramaby Arnab Bhattacharya; Mala Renganathan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore?s dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore?s drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia?s first Nobel Laureate, Tagore?s highly original plays occupy a central position in the Indian theatrescape. Tagore experimented with dance, music,... more...