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  • Literature and Film in Cold War South Koreaby Theodore Hughes

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    Korean writers and filmmakers crossed literary and visual cultures in multilayered ways under Japanese colonial rule (1910-1945). Taking advantage of new modes and media that emerged in the early twentieth century, these artists sought subtle strategies for representing the realities of colonialism and global modernity. Theodore Hughes begins by unpacking... more...

  • A Grammar of Tukang Besiby Mark Donohue

    De Gruyter Mouton 1999; US$ 293.00

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  • 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...

  • Making Out in Koreanby Peter Constantine; Gene Baik

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 7.95

    The books in the Making Out series are fun and accessible guides to languages as they're spoken on the street. These classic phrase books have been updated and expanded for use in informal situations such as bars, parties, or anywhere else one needs to know slang to survive! The books also now feature phrases written in their native script as well... 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...

  • Outrageous Thaiby T. F. Rhoden

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The Thai people appreciate foreigners who speak their language. But how about foreigners who throw insults in the Thai language? Outrageous Thai is designed to teach non-Thais to understand the everyday spoken language along with local slang, curses and epithets. Intended for just about anyone who wants to get the most reactions from any Thai within... 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...