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  • Introduction to Altaic Philologyby Igor de Rachewiltz; Volker Rybatzki

    BRILL 2010; US$ 225.00

    There are many excellent books dealing with Old Turkic, Preclassical and Classical Mongolian and Literary Manchu individually, but none providing in a single volume a comprehensive survey of all the three major Altaic languages. The present volume attempts to fill this gap; at the same time it reviews also the much debated Altaic Hypothesis. The book... more...

  • The River of Heavenby Robert Aitken

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 15.95

    Known to many as the study of quiet stillness and introspection, Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself through brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. In River of Heaven these concepts and pillars lend themselves to an exploration of Haiku, one of the most delicate and interpretive poetic forms in the world. The haiku verse form,... more...

  • Utterance Particles in Cantonese Conversationby K.K. Luke

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 173.00

    Utterance particles, also known as modal particles or sentence-final particles, form a class of words in Cantonese which is of great descriptive and theoretical interest to students of language. Most utterance particles do not have any semantic content (truth-conditional meaning), and few can be said to have a consistent grammatical function. They... 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...

  • Early Child Cantoneseby Shek Tse; Hui Li

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    This book is the first publication on record that systematically and comprehensively addresses the acquisition and development of Cantonese in early childhood. It draws upon evidence from up-to-date reviews of associated literature, on the outcomes of numerous research studies conducted by the authors and on the outcomes of an in-depth... 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$ 154.00

    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...

  • Die deutsch-türkische Lexikographieby Hadi Yasar Yüksekkaya

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 154.00

    This book takes a metalexicographic perspective on 20th-century German-Turkish dictionaries. The total of eight major general-purpose dictionaries are analyzed for their macro- and micro-structural features on the basis of the relatively uniform method of lexicographic description employed in the study of modern dictionaries. The chronological... more...