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  • Riddles of Belongingby Christi Merrill

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    I.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...

  • 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...

  • Pragmatics and Classical Sanskritby Lieve Van de Walle

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 195.00

    This book explores the possibilities and limitations of pragmatic research in classical Sanskrit concentrating on linguistic politeness. The four case studies it comprises are in essence empirical, and try to accurately describe a fairly limited number of interactions between an also limited number of people. The underlying assumption is that a micro-analysis... more...

  • Dissertation on the Sanskrit Languageby Paulinus A.S. Bartholomaeo; Ludo Rocher

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1977; US$ 158.00

    Paulinus a S. Bartholomaeo?s Dissertatio historico-critica in linguam Samscrdamicam (1790) serves as an introduction to his Sidharubam , the first Sanskrit grammar published in Europe. The Dissertatio is also important for another reason: it is concerned with speculations about the nature and origin of Sanskrit and the other Indian Languages.... more...