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  • A Scholar's Pathby Peter Min-Liang Chen; Michael Tan; Chan Chiu Ming

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 62.00

    This original English translation from the Chinese text comprises 60 poems (85 verses) and three prose compositions. It opens a window to the heart and mind of a Chinese scholar who lived from the late Qing through the 1950s. It reflects the life of a pioneer writer of Malayan-Singapore Chinese Literature: his personal tragedies, struggles, disappointments... more...

  • Alyawarr to English Dictionaryby Jenny Green

    IAD Press 1992; US$ 23.45

    The centre of Alyawarr country lies about 200 kilometres to the north-east of Alice Springs, a land of spinifex sandhills, mulga plains and low rocky outcrops crossed by the Sandover and Bundey Rivers. The language of the Alyawarr people is now recorded in this landmark dictionary, the first ever published of an Arandic language. It contains over 4,500... more...

  • Haikai Poet Yosa Buson and the Basho Revivalby Cheryl A. Crowley

    BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00

    Uses the haikai verse and paintings of the brilliant, innovative artist Yosa Buson as a focal point from which to explore how early modern Japanese writers competed for artistic authority and social prestige. This book concludes with a discussion of Buson's reception in the modern period, and includes translations of his principal works. more...

  • Korean For Dummiesby Jungwook Hong; Wang Lee

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99

    Start speaking Korean the fun and easy way with Korean ForDummies , a no-nonsense guide to Korean culture and the basicsof Korean language. Pick up basic phrases and commonly used wordsso that you can converse with Koreans in both business and personalsituations. You’ll learn Korean for everyday life andtask-specific expressions for Korean on... more...

  • Languages of the Greater Himalayan Regionby Hongkai Sun

    BRILL 2009; US$ 154.00

    A work that will be of interest to those interested in typology, language history, and contact induced change, this book documents the radical restructuring of Anong over the last 40 years under intense contact with Lisu. more...

  • Chinese Language(s)by Maria Kurpaska

    De Gruyter Mouton 2010; US$ 182.00

    The book uncovers the role The Great Dictionary of Modern Chinese Dialects plays in analyzing the spectrum of linguistic differentiation in China. The author starts by sketching the development and current state of Chinese dialectology and dialectal research. She then provides an analysis of the Dictionary and of the kind of information it provides.... more...

  • The Politics and Poetics of Translation in Turkey, 1923-1960by Sehnaz Tahir Gurcaglar

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 92.40

    The present book is a bold attempt at revealing the complex and diversified nature of the field of translated literature in Turkey during a period of radical socio-political change. On the broad level, it investigates the implications of the political transformation experienced in Turkey after the proclamation of the Republic for the cultural and literary... more...

  • Blabber Mouthby Morris Gleitzman

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2010; US$ 10.90

    "Two hours ago, when I walked into this school for the first time, the sun was shining, the birds were singing and, apart from a knot in my guts the size of Tasmania, life was great. Now, here I am, locked in the stationery cupboard." Rowena wants to be friends but the other kids don't. Is it because she's just stuffed a frog into Darryn Peck's mouth?... more...

  • Stance in Talkby Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00

    Guided by the methodology of conversation analysis (CA), this book explores how participants in Mandarin conversation display stance in the unfolding development of action and interaction, and, in particular, how this is accomplished through the use of two Mandarin final particles. Through a close examination of the sequential environments of these... more...

  • The Verb in Turkishby Eser Erguvanli Taylan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    This book is a collection of articles on the properties of the verb in Turkish as the core element of clause structure, by linguists from different parts of the world. Articles present the most recent analyses on the Turkish language carried out in various theoretical orientations within the functional-formal range. The topics researched in the contributions... more...