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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00
This book addresses how core notions of information structure (topic, focus and contrast) are expressed in syntax.The authorspropose that the syntactic effects of information structure come about as a result of mapping rules flexible enough to allow topics and foci to be expressed in a variety of positions, but strict enough to capture... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00
This volume investigates the clausal syntax of Wolof, an understudied Atlantic language of Senegal. The goals of the work are descriptive, analytical, and comparative, with a focus on the structure of the left periphery and left peripheral phenomena. The book includes detailed examination of the morpho‑syntax of wh‑questions, successive... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 36.99
The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature-narrative, poetry, and drama-in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and... more...
- Kachere Series 2010; US$ 27.55
A Practical Guide to Understanding Ciyawo has been developed over fourteen years and systematically explains for the novice the important aspects of Ciyawo grammar for effective communication. A practical grammar guide, the instruction is accessible, giving the basics of pronunciation, to building verb tenses, to ways of combining the different elements... more...
- Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2011; US$ 11.00
The title of this collection of poetry, Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba: Kamange na Sarahani is translated as, ?The Past of Pemba Poets: Kamange and Sarahani?. Pemba, for those who may need reminding is the smaller of the two islands known as Zanzibar, the other being Unguja. The poets whose works make up the collection lived between the last half of the... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95
Professor Pointer is the first person to offer an English translation of the Epic of Kambili, an African heroic myth. The book is careful to point out that this text deserves to be read by myth scholars and shows that the literary tradition of epic myth-telling extends to Africa through its oral folklore. The author argues that the story should be... more...
- Stone Bridge Press 2013; US$ 16.95
Matsuo Basho (1644-94) is considered Japan's greatest haiku poet. Narrow Road to the Interior (Oku no Hosomichi) is his masterpiece. Ostensibly a chronological account of the poet's five-month journey in 1689 into the deep country north and west of the old capital, Edo, the work is in fact artful and carefully sculpted, rich in literary and Zen... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 60.00
From one of the foremost poets in contemporary Japan comes this entrancing memoir that traces a boy?s childhood and its intersection with the rise of the Japanese empire and World War II. Originally published in 1970, this translation is the first available in English. In twelve chapters that visit and revisit critical points in his boyhood, T welve... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99
For the first time, the Felix Taylor Adventures are available as together in this two-book bundle. Felix and Caroline must must project back in time, first chasing an extinct flower and then a mysterious stranger, before their world turns to dust. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 195.00
This monograph conducts a syntactic study of Tuki, a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon, from a cartographic perspective. The following domains are meticulously explored: The Complementizer Domain, the Inflectional Domain and the Verbal Domain. This study reveals that there is a relative phrase (RelP) located between ForceP and FocP. Moreover, a detailed... more...