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  • Grammaticalization of the Complex Sentenceby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 231.00

    The general objective of the study is systematic examination of the processes involved in the formation and evolution of complex sentence constructions in a group of genetically related languages. The Chadic language group, at about 140 languages, constitutes the largest and most diversified branch of the Afroasiatic family. One of the findings of... more...

  • Hausaby Philip J. Jaggar

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 300.00

    Hausa is a major world language, spoken as a mother tongue by more than 30 million people in northern Nigeria and southern parts of Niger, in addition to diaspora communities of traders, Muslim scholars and immigrants in urban areas of West Africa, e.g. southern Nigeria, Ghana, and Togo, and the Blue Nile province of the Sudan. It is also widely spoken... more...

  • Topics in African Linguisticsby Salikoko S. Mufwene; Lioba Moshi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 180.00

    The 16 papers in this volume are revised versions of papers presented at the conference; they represent the state of the art in various subfields of African linguistics into which the book is organized: (1) morphosyntax, (2) semantics, (3) phonology, and (4) language contact. The last part covers topics such as code-switching and mixing, pidginization/creolization,... more...

  • History from Belowby Johannes Fabian; Kalundi Mango; W. Schicho

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00

    Johannes Fabian with assistance from Kalundi Mango (Administrator, National Museum of Zaire) and with linguistic notes by Walter Schicho (University of Vienna). An extraordinary linguistic and sociopolitical document, this is a history of colonization written by the colonized, about the colonized, and for the colonized. The original text, a history... more...

  • A Linguistic Geography of Africaby Bernd Heine; Derek Nurse

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 39.00

    An edited 2007 collection of essays discussing the linguistic relationships between African languages. more...

  • African Linguisticsby Didier L. Goyvaerts

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 234.00

    This volume presents papers on issues in African linguistics, covering a variety of African languages and ranging from phonology to lexicology. more...

  • European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africaby Albert S. Gérard

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 375.00

    The first major comparative study of African writing in western languages, European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Albert S. Gérard, falls into four wide-ranging sections: an overview of early contacts and colonial developments ?Under Western Eyes?; chapters on ?Black Consciousness? manifest in the debates over Panafricanism and... more...

  • With a Smile and a Songby Paul Ruse

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    This book contains mostly light rhyming verse, but there is also some equally lighthearted prose. The prose consists mostly of comments on what the author feels is a misuse of the English language; for example, our present-day reluctance to use commas before conjunctions such as 'and' and 'but', even when a pause is obviously needed.... more...

  • The Square Persimmon & Other Storiesby Takashi Atoda; Millicent M. Horton

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95

    The Square Persimmon and Other Stories is an introduction to one of Japan 's most popular and versatile writers of fiction . In these eleven stories, Takashi Atoda examines universal themes-first love, lost love, change, fate-through unmistakably Japanese eyes. The dreamlike quality of some stories invites the reader to draw his own conclusions... more...

  • Three-Cornered Worldby Soseki Natsume; Alan Turney

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    In The Three-Cornered World , an artist leaves city life to wander in the mountains on a quest to stimulate his artistic endeavors. When he finds himself staying at an almost deserted inn, he becomes obsessed with the beautiful and strange daughter of the innkeeper, who is rumored to have abandoned her husband and fallen in love with a priest at... more...