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  • Looking for Alibrandiby Melina Marchetta

    Penguin Books Ltd 1992; Not Available

    Melina Marchetta's stunning debut novel Looking for Alibrandi is one girl's story of her final year at school, a year she sets herself free. Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen and in her final year at a wealthy girls' school. This is the year she meets her father, the year she falls in love, the year she searches for Alibrandi and finds the real truth... more...

  • Unreal!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; Not Available

    It's Unreal . . . the flies were up to my armpits and they were still falling. I was scared out of my wits. I didn't want to drown in a sea of flies. It's all a bit much really. A reunion of bones. The irresistible kisser. Wonder underpants. Cow-dung custard. more...

  • Unbelievable!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; Not Available

    Unbelievable? Maybe. But I'm telling you it's true. The crusher had pushed all the air out of my lungs. It was squeezing me tighter and tighter. I knew I had only seconds to live. Believe it or not . . . A kid can grow younger. Birds can bury you. Ghosts have exams. There are eyes in the milk. From the one and only Paul Jennings more...

  • Unbearable!by Paul Jennings

    Penguin Books Ltd 1994; Not Available

    It's unbearable . . . The bird's perch is swinging to and fro and hitting me on the nose. I can see my eye in its little mirror. Unbearably weird . . . You have the foulest feet ever. There are flies for lunch. A goat swallows your opal. And you have lived before. more...

  • The Routledge Intermediate Korean Readerby Jaehoon Yeon; Jieun Kiaer; Lucien Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    The Routledge Intermediate Korean Reader is a comprehensive reader designed to provide varied, stimulating and up-to-date reading material for learners of Korean at the intermediate level. The Korean Reader provides a bridge between basic literacy skills and the ability to read full novels and newspapers in Korean. It consists of eighteen... more...

  • Usage-based Approaches to Japanese Grammarby Kaori Kabata; Tsuyoshi Ono

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    It is often said that language standardization has been steadily advancing in modern Japan and that speakers in regional Japan are now bi-dialectal and code-switch between “Standard” and “regional” Japanese. The notion of code-switching, however, assumes the existence of varieties, or well-defined linguistic systems, that are... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    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...

  • Modern Japanese Fiction and Its Traditionsby J. Thomas Rimer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Thomas Rimer's book seeks to explain the background, structural principles, and development of pre-modem and modern Japanese fiction in a way that is comprehensive, methodical, and accessible to the general reader. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Colloquial Burmeseby San San Hnin Tun

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Colloquial Burmese is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Burmese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Burmese your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive... more...