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  • Early Child Cantoneseby Shek Tse; Hui Li

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 150.69

    Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is... more...

  • Cambodianby John Haiman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 49.95

    Cambodian is in many respects a typical Southeast Asian language, whose syntax at least on first acquaintance seems to approximate that of any SVO pidgin. On closer acquaintance, however, because of the richness of its idioms, the language seems to be a forbiddingly alien form of ?Desesperanto? ? a language of which one can read a page and understand... more...

  • Studies in Turkish Linguisticsby Dan I. Slobin; Karl Zimmer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 69.00

    Turkish is a member of the Turkic family of languages, which extends over a vast area in southern and eastern Siberia and adjacent portions of Iran, Afganistan, and China. Turkic, in turn, belongs to the Altaic family of languages. This book deals with the morphological and syntactic, semantic and discourse-based, synchronic and diachronic aspects... more...

  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    A Hundred Verses from Old Japan is an early translation of one of Japan's most famous anthologies of poetry. This gem of Japanese poetry has preserved its charm for almost a century while remaining the most popular of classical poetry anthologies among the Japanese. The Hyaku-nin-isshiu (literally "one hundred poems by one hundred poets")... more...

  • Tamil Love Poetryby Martha Ann Selby

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    Dating from the early decades of the third century C.E., the Ainkurunuru is believed to be the earliest anthology of classical Tamil love poetry and known to be a work of enduring importance. Commissioned by a Cera-dynasty king and composed by five masterful poets, the anthology renders the five landscapes of reciprocal love distinctive to the genre:... more...

  • Die orientalistische Gelehrtenrepublik am Vorabend des Ersten Weltkriegesby Michael Knüppel; Alois Tongerloo

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 118.39

    This volume presents the correspondence that took place between the Göttingen Iranian scholar and academician Friedrich Carl Andreas and the Turkish, Ural-Altaic, and English scholar Willi Bang(-Kaup). more...

  • Studien zu seriellen Verbkonstruktionenby Lyih-Peir Luo

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 118.39

    This study takes a close look at so-called serial verb constructions against a corpus of data from the Chinese. The author's conclusion is that the construction types dealt with (purpose clause, descriptive clause, resultative complement construction, V-V composites) can be analyzed in terms of a unified serial verb construction schema... more...

  • Die deutsch-türkische Lexikographieby Hadi Yasar Yüksekkaya

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 118.39

    In der Reihe erscheinen Monographien und Sammelbände zur Lexikographie und Metalexikographie. Außerdem werden Arbeiten aus dem weiteren Bereich der Lexikologie aufgenommen, wenn sie zum Ausbau der theoretischen, methodischen und empirischen Grundlagen von Lexikographie und Metalexikographie beitragen. Zentrale Themen sind Mikro- und Makrostruktur,... more...

  • First Person Sorrowfulby Ko Un

    Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • 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...