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  • Annual Review of South Asian Languages and Linguisticsby Rajendra Singh

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 210.00

    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...

  • Riddles of Belongingby Christi Merrill

    Fordham University Press 2009; US$ 84.99

    Can the subaltern joke? Christi A. Merrill answers by invoking riddling, oral-based fictions from Hindi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, and Urdu that dare to laugh at what traditions often keep hidden-whether spouse abuse, ethnic violence, or the uncertain legacies of a divinely wrought sex change. Herself a skilled translator, Merrill uses these examples to... more...

  • Kartwelisches Etymologisches Wörterbuchby Heinz Fähnrich

    BRILL 2007; US$ 303.00

    This dictionary offers a complete compilation and a historical-comparative reflection of the hereditary lexis of the Kartvelian (South Caucasian) language family. The dictionary contains a wealth of new lexical entries, corrections of earlier attempts and new reconstructions. more...

  • Le désidératif en védiqueby Francois Heenen

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 81.20

    Il s’agit de la première étude complète sur le désidératif védique, basée sur une collection exhaustive des exemples attestés du Rigveda aux anciens Srautasutras. Toutes les variations morpho-phonologiques des thèmes sont discutées en détail. Une analyse sémantique sous un angle nouveau... more...

  • Hindiby Yamuna Kachru

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    This book presents the structure of Hindi keeping in view the sociolinguistic context of language use. It includes descriptions of sounds, devices of word formation, rules of phrase and sentence construction and conventions of language use in spoken and written texts incorporating the insights gained by application of recent linguistic theories. The... more...

  • Sinhalaby Dileep Chandralal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    Sinhala is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka and the mother tongue of over 70% of the population. Outside Sri Lanka it is used among immigrant populations in the U.K., North America, Australia and some European and Middle Eastern countries. As for the genetic relation, it belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. Although... more...

  • Marathiby Ramesh Vaman Dhongde; Kashi Wali

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 165.00

    Marathi, an Indo-Aryan language, is the official language of Maharashtra, including Mumbai. Father Thomas Stephens, the first English traveler to Goa, a pioneer linguist, wrote Christa Puran in Marathi (1616) and Arte da Lingoa Canarim in Portuguese, printed in (1640). The latter is a grammar of Konkani, a language closely related to Marathi. It... more...

  • Armenianby Jasmine Dum-Tragut

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 195.00

    This grammar of Modern Eastern Armenian gives a precise and explicit description of the Eastern Armenian language of the Republic of Armenia. It covers not only the normative tradition but, more importantly, also describes the colloquial language as it is used in Armenia today. With regard to methodological approach and terminology it fully meets the... more...

  • Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajik: Companion Volume IIby Philip G. Kreyenbroek

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Persian literature is the jewel in the crown of Persian culture. It has profoundly influenced the literatures of Ottoman Turkey, Muslim India and Turkic Central Asia. It has been a source of inspiration for Goethe, Emerson, Matthew Arnold and Jorge Luis Borges among others and praised by William Jones, Tagore, E. M. Forster and many more. Yet Persian... more...

  • Georgianby George Hewitt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 258.00

    The Caucasus for its size can boast more languages than any other region on earth. Of the 40 or so native tongues Georgian is the most widely spoken (by up to 5 million, of whom 3 million are ethnic Georgians). With its own unique script, Georgian has been written since the 4th century and has a rich literature of all genres. Outside Georgia, however,... more...