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  • The virgin and her loverby B. Utas; T. H?

    BRILL 2003; US$ 138.00

    Starting from the author's discovery that the Persian epic poem Vamiq and Adhra by Unsuri (11th century AD) derives from the ancient Greek novel of "Metiokhos and Parthenope", this work contains critical editions of the Greek and Persian fragments and testimonia, with comments. more...

  • A Minimalist Approach to Scramblingby Simin Karimi

    De Gruyter Mouton 2005; US$ 182.00

    This monograph provides a new analysis of so-called 'free word order' by concentrating on Persian, and is designed to contribute to the scholarship in theoretical linguistics and the study of Iranian languages. It makes available to the scholars and students in a variety of fields an analytical and in-depth analysis of a not-so-well studied language,... more...

  • The Case of Rhyme versus Reasonby Robert C. McKinney

    BRILL 2004; US$ 249.00

    This book examines the life and times and poetry of the extremely prolific and versatile ?Abbasid poet Ibn al-Rumi (d. 283/896). Particular attention is devoted to tracing the influences in his distinctive poetic style and themes. more...

  • The Giftby Hafiz; Daniel Ladinsky

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 17.00

    Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky?s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet ? even Rumi ? Hafiz expanded the mystical, healing dimensions of poetry. Because his poems were often ecstatic love... more...

  • Negation and the Licensing of Negative Polarity Items in Hindi Syntaxby Rajesh Kumar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This books studies syntax of NPIs and their interaction with sentential negatives in Hindi. It outlines the clause structure of Hindi and locates the syntactic position of sentential negatives as well as constituent negatives within the structure. It is argued that sentential negative in Hindi negation marker heads its own maximal projection, NegP,... more...

  • Urdu/Hindiby Abdul Jamil Khan

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 39.95

    Divide and Rule: the British imperial authorities in India declared that the Urdu spoken by the Muslims and the Hindi spoken by the Hindus were two distinct languages, but linguistic evolution theory and studies in fossil linguistics of the Middle East sh more...

  • Handbook of Twentieth-Century Literatures of Indiaby Nalini Natarajan

    Greenwood Publishing Group 1996; US$ 132.00

    India has a rich literary assemblage, produced by its different regional traditions, religious faiths, ethnic subcultures and linguistic groups. Published literature of the 20th-century is the focus of this book as it represents the provocative conjuncture of the transitions of Indian modernity. more...

  • Sadeq Hedayatby Homa Katouzian

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Featuring contributions from leading scholars of Iranian studies and / or comparative literature, this edited comprehensive and critical edited collection provides detailed scholarly analysis of Hedayat's life and work using a variety of methodological and conceptual approaches. Hedayat is the author of The Blind Owl , the most famous Persian novel... more...

  • Markedness and Language Changeby Yaron Matras; Viktor El?ik

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 196.00

    The book challenges the conventional notion of Markedness? a very central albeit controversial concept in linguistic theory. The authors investigate the structural representation of a selection of semantic categories in a sample of some 100 varieties of Romani, which have been separated and dispersed throughout Europe during the past six centuries.... more...

  • Dictionaryby

    De Gruyter Mouton 2005; US$ 252.00

    Volume 1 of A Grammar and Dictionary of Indus Kohistani contains around 8.000 lemmata, many of which are supplemented with parallels from adjacent dialects, from other Dardic, from Nuristani, Indo-Aryan, Iranian, Dravidian and Munda languages, and from Burushaski. The lemmata have been, wherever possible, provided with information about their origin,... more...