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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 98.99
Pastoralist traditions have long been extraordinarily important to the social, economic, political, and cultural life of western India. The Marathi-language oral literature of the Dhangar shepherds is not only one of the most important elements of the traditional cultural life of its region, but also a treasure of world literature. This volume presents... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 165.00
Perhaps more than any other group of languages those of the Caucasus are famous for their enormous and difficult consonantal systems. It is by no means exceptional for one of these languages to have as many as 50 consonants, and of these languages those from the Northwest Caucasus have the largest and most complex consonantal systems. The extensive... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 104.78
Mehr als 1000 Korrektur- und andere Hilfszeichen aus Dokumenten aus 15 vorwiegend indischen Schriftkreisen des 5.?20. Jh. werden einzeln im Werk abgebildet, beschrieben und nach ihrer Bedeutung in 13 Haupt- und 51 Unterkategorien gegliedert. In 3 Katalogabschnitten werden alle Zeichen jeweils nach Schriftkreis, Funktion und Form angeordnet, wobei letzteres... more...
- Fordham University Press 2009; US$ 74.99
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...
- Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 81.20
Il sagit 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
Oral Literature of Iranian Languages: Kurdish, Pashto, Balochi, Ossetic, Persian and Tajik: Companion Volume III.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 110.00
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...