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  • The Syntax of Topic, Focus, and Contrastby Ad Neeleman; Reiko Vermeulen

    De Gruyter Mouton 2012; US$ 140.00

    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 certain cross-linguistic... more...

  • Dominant Narratives of Colonial Hokkaido and Imperial Japanby Michele M. Mason

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Recasts the commonly dismissed colonial project pursued in Hokkaido during the Meiji era (1868-1912) as a major force in the production of modern Japan's national identity, imperial ideology, and empire. more...

  • The Clause Structure of Wolofby Harold Torrence

    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...

  • A Practical Guide to Understanding Ciyawoby Ian Dicks; Shawn Dollar

    Kachere Series 2010; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Kale ya Washairi wa Pembaby Abdilatif Abdala

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95

    The title of this collection of poetry, Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba: Kamange na Sarahani is translated as, ìThe Past of Pemba Poets: Kamange and Sarahaniî. 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... more...

  • The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theaterby Scott J. Miller

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    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...

  • Ellery Queen's Japanese Golden Dozenby Ellery Queen

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 24.95

    The ideal detective-crime-mystery story of today, in the eyes of Japanese writers and critics, is "one which, although written around a believable framework, is first and foremost a detective fiction." And that definition is exemplified and adhered to in most of the stories that make up the Japanese Golden Dozen. The twelve stories in this book... more...

  • African Oral Epic Poetryby Fritz H. Pointer

    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...

  • Basho's Narrow Roadby Matsuo Basho; Hiroaki Sato

    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...

  • Twelve Views from the Distanceby Mutsuo Takahashi; Jeffrey Angles

    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...