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

    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...

  • Australian Aboriginal Grammar (RLE Linguistics F: World Linguistics)by Barry Blake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    This study covers a number of topics that are prominent in the grammars of Australian Aboriginal languages, especially ergativity and manifestations of the hierarchy that runs from the speech-act participants down to inanimates. This hierarchy shows up in case marking, number marking and agreement, advancement and cross-referencing. Chapter 1 provides... more...

  • Australian Languagesby Claire Bowern; Harold Koch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 188.00

    This book addresses controversial issues in the application of the comparative method to the languages of Australia which have recently come to international prominence. Are these languages ?different? in ways that challenge the fundamental assumptions of historical linguistics? Can subgrouping be successfully undertaken using the Comparative Method?... more...

  • Chikamatsuby C. Andrew. Gerstle

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 36.99

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  • Chronicles of My Lifeby Donald Keene; Akira Yamaguchi

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    "I sometimes think that if, as the result of an accident, I were to lose my knowledge of Japanese, there would not be much left for me. Japanese, which at first had no connection with my ancestors, my literary tastes, or my awareness of myself as a person, has become the central element of my life." In this eloquent and wholly absorbing memoir,... more...

  • Complex Sentence Constructions in Australian Languagesby Peter Austin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 180.00

    Over the past fifteen years, descriptions of Australian Aboriginal languages have provided important data for the typological study of morpho-syntactic phenomena. The present volume presents descriptions of complex sentence phenomena in ten Australian languages and provides important new material in this area of current concern in linguistics. Complex... more...

  • Culture, Interaction and Person Reference in an Australian Languageby Murray Garde

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    The study of person reference stands at the cross-roads of linguistics, anthropology and psychology. As one aspect of an ethnography of communication, this book deals with a single problem ? how one knows who is being talked about in conversation ? from a rich and varied ethnographic perspective. Through a combination of grammatical agreement and free... more...

  • A History of Japanese Literatureby Shuichi Kato; Don Sanderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 73.95

    A new simplified edition translated by Don Sanderson. The original three-volume work, first published in 1979, has been revised specially as a single volume paperback which concentrates on the development of Japanese literature. more...

  • Imag(in)ing the War in Japanby David Stahl; Mark Williams

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    This study examines how various Japanese authors and other artists seeking artistic representation of traumatic Asia Pacific War experience have drawn upon their imaginative powers to create affect-charged images of the extreme violence, psychological damage and ideological contradiction surrounding the conflict. more...

  • Modern Japanese Fiction and Its Traditionsby J. Thomas Rimer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Thomas Rimer's book seeks to explain the background, structural principles, and development of pre-modem and modern Japanese fiction in a way that is comprehensive, methodical, and accessible to the general reader. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...