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  • The Typology of Motion Eventsby Carine Yuk-man Yiu

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.78

    The series is a platform for contributions of all kinds to this rapidly developing field. General problems are studied from the perspective of individual languages, language families, language groups, or language samples. Conclusions are the result of a deepened study of empirical data. Special emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose analysis... more...

  • A History of the Chinese Languageby Hongyuan Dong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Concept of Reductionby Raphael van Riel

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 95.12

    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$ 27.25

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

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

  • Learning Chinese in Diasporic Communitiesby Xiao Lan Curdt-Christiansen; Andy Hancock

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 54.00

    Issues connected with motivation, ethnicity, and identity among adolescent and young adult heritage language learners are the subject of a growing amount of research in diaspora communities. However, until recently, this research has tended to be quantitative, and the constructs were theorized and operationalized in a categorical or essentialist manner.... more...

  • Multimodality, Interaction and Turn-taking in Mandarin Conversationby Xiaoting Li

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    One major feature of conversation is that people take turns to speak. Based on audio and video recordings of naturally-occurring Mandarin conversation, this book explores the role of syntax, prosody, body movements as well as their interplay in turn organization in the temporal unfolding of action and interaction. Adopting the methodology of interactional... more...