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  • Writing and Literacy in Chinese, Korean and Japaneseby Insup Taylor; Martin M. Taylor

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 195.00

    Chinese, Japanese, South (and North) Koreans in East Asia have a long, intertwined and distinguished cultural history and have achieved, or are in the process of achieving, spectacular economic success. Together, these three peoples make up one quarter of the world population. They use a variety of unique and fascinating writing systems: logographic... more...

  • 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...

  • Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    DK's Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern Japanese world in thematic order, using full-colour photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life - from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world - with panel features on key nouns, verbs,... 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$ 173.00

    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$ 188.00

    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...

  • Studien zu seriellen Verbkonstruktionenby Lyih-Peir Luo

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 133.00

    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 since in all... more...

  • Die deutsch-türkische Lexikographieby Hadi Yasar Yüksekkaya

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 133.00

    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 treatment... more...

  • Perspectives on Teaching and Learning Chinese Literacy in Chinaby Cynthia B. Leung; Jiening Ruan

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This is one of two volumes by the same editors that explore historical, philosophical, and cultural perspectives on literacy in China. This volume focuses on Chinese literacy, while the other volume is on English literacy. Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, the country has witnessed a dramatic increase in its literacy rate, but... more...