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  • Classical Telugu Poetryby Velceru Narayanaravu; David Dean Shulman

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    This groundbreaking anthology opens a window on a thousand years of classical poetry in Telugu, the mellifluous language of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. The classical tradition in Telugu is one of the richest yet least explored of all South Asian literatures. more...

  • Korean: An Essential Grammarby Young-Key Kim-Renaud

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Korean: An Essential Grammar is a concise and convenient guide to the basic grammatical structure of standard Korean. Presenting a fresh and accessible description of the language, this engaging Grammar uses clear, jargon-free explanations and sets out the complexities of Korean in short, readable sections. Key features include: clear explanations... 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...

  • Acquisition of Word Order in Chinese as a Foreign Languageby Wenying Jiang

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00

    In this book, linguistic achievements of word order studies in Chinese have been applied to Chinese second language acquisition research. By analyzing a great number of word order errors made by learners of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL), this book has developed a method for describing and explaining Chinese word order errors. With this method,... 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...

  • Thinking Chinese Translationby Valerie Pellatt; Eric T. Liu

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95

    First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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$ 11.81

    "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...

  • Dramatized Discourseby Zhuo Jing-Schmidt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 195.00

    Language is a symbolic system of meanings evoked by linguistic forms. The choice of forms in communication is non-arbitrary. Rather, speakers pick those forms whose meanings best convey their discourse intention. The meaning of the Mandarin ba -construction, argues Jing-Schmidt, is discourse dramaticity , a concept that includes high conceptual salience... 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...