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  • Welcome to Indonesianby Stuart Robson

    Tuttle Publishing 2004; US$ 12.95

    Get ready for a whole new approach to language history! This concise and brilliant book offers demystifying overviews of one of Asia's most popular languages. In a novel approach to language theory, this book shows the inner mechanics of Asian languages. This guide will give you insight into Indonesian unavailable anywhere else! Through this innovative... more...

  • 600 Basic Japanese Verbsby Hiro Japanese Center

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar?verbs. This book will be an essential resource for students wishing to learn Japanese as it shows how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with very little effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in both... more...

  • Gender, Language and Ideologyby Momoko Nakamura

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The book examines women?s language as an ideological construct historically created by discourse. The aim is to demonstrate, by delineating a genealogy of Japanese women?s language, that, to deconstruct and denaturalize the relationships between gender and any language, and to account for why and how they are related as they are, we must consider history,... more...

  • Indonesian Idioms and Expressionsby Christopher Torchia; Lely Djuhari

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 17.95

    Indonesian Idioms and Expressions is a collection of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms, that offers a commentary on their origins, as well as insights into Indonesian culture, customs, and history. The book is an informal compendium designed to be both educational and easy to read. There are four parts in... more...

  • Japanese Words & Their Usesby Akira Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Many students dutifully memorize the simple English equivalents that are usually given for Japanese wordsówith the result that they speak poor Japanese. Effective communication requires an understanding of the unique usages of Japanese vocabulary items, which often differ greatly from those of their English "equivalents." Until now, one of the biggest... more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Japaneseby Yukio Tono; Makoto Yamazaki; Kikuo Maekawa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well... more...

  • Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cardsby Timothy G. Stout

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Japanese! The Tuttle Japanese for Kids Flash Cards ebook is an introductory language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, phrases, and sentences in Japanese in a fun and easy way. The flashcards can be used as a learning tool... more...

  • The Fall of Language in the Age of Englishby Minae Mizumura; Mari Yoshihara; Juliet Winters Carpenter

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, this best-selling book by one of Japan?s most ambitious contemporary fiction writers lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of one?s own language in an age of English dominance. Born in Tokyo but also raised and educated in the United States, Minae Mizumura acknowledges the value of a universal language... more...

  • A descriptive grammar of early Old Japanese proseby J.R. Bentley

    BRILL 2001; US$ 155.00

    The oldest written stage of the Japanese language forms the subject of John Bentley's important volume. The underlying texts (also presented here) are those of the religious liturgies (norito) and imperial edicts (A.D. 685). more...

  • Speaking through the Silenceby Laine A. Berman

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 144.99

    Uncovering the structures and functions of conversational narratives uttered within natural social networks, the author shows how working-class Javanese women discursively construct identity and meaning within the constraints of a hierarchical social order through silences, or the "unsaid". more...