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  • 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...

  • First Person Sorrowfulby Ko Un; Brother Anthony of Taizé; Lee Sang-Wha; Andrew Motion

    Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 13.11

    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 Sounds of Koreanby Jiyoung Shin; Jieun Kiaer; Jaeeun Cha

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    This introduction to the sounds of Korean is designed for English-speaking students with no prior knowledge of the language. 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...

  • Mongolianby Juha A. Janhunen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 165.00

    Mongolian is the principal language spoken by some five million ethnic Mongols living in Outer and Inner Mongolia, as well as in adjacent parts of Russia and China. The spoken language is divided into a number of mutually intelligible dialects, while for writing two separate written languages are used: Cyrillic Khalkha in Outer Mongolia (the Republic... more...

  • Sprachführer Chinesisch für Dummies Das Pocketbuchby Wendy Abraham; Katrin Buchta

    Wiley 2013; US$ 8.95

    "Sprachführer Chinesisch für Dummies" bietet einen schnellen Überblick über die wichtigsten Wörter und Redewendungen für den Alltag. Jedes Kapitel beschäftigt sich mit einer Alltagssituation: So haben Sie schnell die passenden Sätze parat, wenn Sie beispielsweise im Restaurant bestellen, nach einer Wegbeschreibung... more...

  • Colloquial Chinese 2by Kan Qian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    Colloquial Chinese 2 is the ideal course for those who already have some knowledge of the language, but now want to progress to the next level. Presenting a variety of authentic dialogues, texts, and exercises, key features of this easy-to-follow course include: * revision material to help consolidate and develop the basics * a wide range... more...

  • The Republic of Wineby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    When special investigator Ding Gou'er hears persistent rumors that there is cannibalism in the province called the Republic of Wine, he goes to learn the truth. Beginning at the Mount Luo Coal Mine, he meets Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold his liquor and fondness for young human flesh. A banquet is served during which the special investigator,... more...

  • Developing Writing Skills in Chinese, 2nd editionby Boping Yuan; Kan Qian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Written by experienced teachers and thoroughly trialled with non-native students of Chinese, this much-needed text helps students to write coherently, clearly and appropriately in a variety of contexts. more...