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  • Early Child Cantoneseby Shek Tse; Hui Li

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    This book is the first publication on record that systematically and comprehensively addresses the acquisition and development of Cantonese in early childhood. It draws upon evidence from up-to-date reviews of associated literature, on the outcomes of numerous research studies conducted by the authors and on the outcomes of an in-depth... more...

  • Essential Japanese Kanji Volume 1by Kanji Text Research Group University of Tokyo

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 17.95

    Memorize tricky Japanese kanji with ease! Since its publication in 1993, this beginner Japanese workbook and textbook has been a hit with teachers and students for learning basic Japanese kanji characters. Speak, read and write Japanese with this newly revised edition that has been updated and expanded by members of the Kanji Text Research Group... more...

  • First Person Sorrowfulby Ko Un; Brother Anthony of TaizĂ©; Anthony of Taiz&; #233; Brother; Lee Sang-Wha; Andrew Motion

    Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Ko Un has long been a living legend in Korea, both as a poet and as a person. Allen Ginsberg once wrote, 'Ko Un is a magnificent poet, combination of Buddhist cognoscente, passionate political libertarian, and naturalist historian.' When a writer has published as much as Ko Un has in the course of more than fifty years of writing, it is hard to know... more...

  • Five Women Who Loved Loveby Ihara Saikaku

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 15.95

    "Five charming novellas…which have astonishing freshness, color, and warmth."— The New Yorker First published in 1686, this collection of five novellas was an immediate bestseller in the bawdy world that was Genroku Japan, and the book's popularity has increased with age, making it today a literary classic like Boccaccio's Decameron, or the... more...

  • A Frequency Dictionary of Japaneseby Yukio Tono; Makoto Yamazaki; Kikuo Maekawa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well... more...

  • A Grammar of Nuosuby Matthias Gerner

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 224.00

    This is the first modern grammar of Nuosu written in English. Nuosu belongs to a little known section of Tibeto-Burman. The 2.5 Million ethnic Nuosu are part of the Yi nationality and live in Sichuan (China). This grammar informs Tibeto-Burman linguists, typologists, scholars of language contact and foreign learners of Nuosu. more...

  • A Grammatical Sketch of Hainan Chamby Graham Thurgood; Ela Thurgood; Li Fengxiang

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume is a grammatical sketch of Hainan Cham, an endangered tonal Austronesian language. The study focuses on three areas: social background and contact history, the grammar (including all the recorded vocabulary), and a description of the sound system (including acoustic description). The appendixes also include the wordlist of... more...

  • The Handbook of Chinese Linguisticsby C. T. James Huang; Y. H. Audrey Li; Andrew Simpson

    Wiley 2014; US$ 200.95

    The Handbook of Chinese Linguistics presents critical overviews of a wide range of major topics in Chinese linguistics, and is the first book to introduce Chinese linguistics from the perspective of modern theoretical and formal linguistics. Offers readers a balanced and accessible introduction to some of the most important results of research... more...

  • A History of the Chinese Languageby Hongyuan Dong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    A History of the Chinese Language provides a comprehensive introduction to the historical development of the Chinese language from its proto Sino-Tibetan roots in prehistoric times to Modern Standard Chinese. Taking a highly accessible and balanced approach, it presents a chronological survey of the various stages of Chinese language development,... more...

  • The Hmong Language in Wisconsinby Susan Meredith Burt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This work demonstrates the change in how speakers use language to request, thank, and perform other interpersonal verbal tasks in Hmong, an immigrant language now spoken in Wisconsin, Minnesota and California, as well as in its native Laos. Since the changes that have taken place in Hmong follow directly from the language's extended contact with... more...