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  • 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...

  • A Historical Syntax of Late Middle Indo-Aryan (Apabhraṃśa)by Vit Bubenik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 165.00

    This monograph aims to close the gap in our knowledge of the nature and pace of grammatical change during the formative period of today’s Indo-Aryan languages. During the 6th-12th c. the gradual erosion of the synthetic morphology of Old Indo-Aryan resulted ultimately in the remodelling of its syntax in the direction of the New Indo-Aryan analytic... more...

  • Romani in Contactby Yaron Matras

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 158.00

    A language of Indic origin heavily infuenced by European idioms for many centuries now, Romani provides an interesting experimental field for students of language contact, linguistic minorities, standardization, and typology. Approaching the language via its ever-surfacing character as a language in contact, the volume gives expression to part of the... more...

  • The Recognition of Sakuntalaby Kalidasa; W. J. Johnson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2001; US$ 8.99

    Kalidasa's play about the love of King Dusyanta and Sakuntala, their separation by a curse and eventual reunion, is the supreme work of Sanskrit drama its greatest poet and playwright. This new verse translation includes the famous version of the story from the Mahabharata and an introduction to classical Indian aesthetics and drama. - ;KING Yes.... more...

  • I Won't Let You Goby Rabindranath Tagore; Ketaki Kushari Dyson

    Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 16.04

    Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is India's greatest modern poet and the most brilliant creative genius produced by the Indian Renaissance. As well as poetry, he wrote songs, stories and novels, plays, essays, memoirs and travelogues. He was both a restless innovator and a superb craftsman, and the Bengali language attained great beauty and power in... more...

  • Studies in the Kasikavrtti. The Section on Pratyaharasby Pascale Haag; Vincenzo Vergiani

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This volume contains a critical edition, English translation and essays on the initial section of the Kasikavrtti (7th c. CE), the oldest complete commentary on the Astadhyayi of Panini. more...

  • Bengaliby Hanne-Ruth Thompson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 173.00

    Bangla (Bengali), an Eastern Indo-Aryan Language, is the national language of Bangladesh with 150 million speakers and the state language of Paschim Banga (West Bengal) in India with 90 million speakers. There are sizeable communities of Bengalis scattered all over the world. Altogether, the number of native speakers make Bangla the fifth or sixth... more...

  • Feminine Sentencesby Janet Wolff

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.50

    This new book integrates material drawn from a variety of sources - feminist theory, cultural and literary analysis, sociology and art history - in an original discussion of women's relationship to modern and post-modern culture. The essays in the book challenge the continuing separation of sociological from textual analysis in cultural (and feminist)... more...