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  • Shijo Poet At The Courtby O'ROURKE

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Typology of Motion Eventsby Carine Yuk-man Yiu

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    This comprehensive study concentrates particularly on the use of a closed set of motion verbs in five of the major dialects, including Mandarin, W, Hakka, Min and Cantonese. The author shows that these dialects form a continuum with some exhibiting more characteristics of a verb-framed language than the others. The phenomenon reflects... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 210.95 US$ 182.82

    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...

  • Ontology-Based Interpretation of Natural Languageby Philipp Cimiano; Christina Unger; John McCrae

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    For humans, understanding a natural language sentence or discourse is so effortless that we hardly ever think about it. For machines, however, the task of interpreting natural language, especially grasping meaning beyond the literal content, has proven extremely difficult and requires a large amount of background knowledge. This book focuses on the... 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 Concept of Reductionby Raphael van Riel

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    Exploring the history and role of reduction in the philosophy of science and of mind, this volume offers a new framework in which various notions of reduction can be defined, and offers a a powerful explication of an ?ontological?, notion of reduction. more...

  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poemby Dennis Keene

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Though the prose poem came into existence as a principally French literary genre in the nineteenth century, it occupies a place of considerable importance in twentieth-century Japanese poetry. This selection of poems is the first anthology of this genre and, in effect, the first appearance of this kind of poetry in English. Originally published in... more...

  • Chinese for Beginnersby Yi Ren; Xiayuan Liang

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    This is an excellent, user???friendly textbook for learning Chinese. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin... more...

  • Basic Japaneseby Samuel E. Martin; Eriko Sato

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    Basic Japanese takes a friendly and innovative approach to beginner Japanese, emphasizing the structure of the Japanese language rather than just vocabulary. This method was pioneered by the author, Samuel E. Martin. Once considered controversial, modern linguists now agree that the structural based approach for leaning a language allows for... more...

  • Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards Kit Vol 1 Simplified Characterby Tuttle Publishing

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    A fun and kid-friendly introduction to Chinese! The Tuttle Chinese for Kids Flash Cards (Simplified Character Edition) kit is an introductory Chinese language learning tool especially designed to help children from preschool through early elementary level acquire basic words, Chinese characters, phrases, and sentences in Chinese in a fun and... more...