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  • A Grammar of Fongbeby Claire Lefebvre; Anne-Marie Brousseau

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 307.00

    This book is a reference grammar of Fongbe, a language which is part of the Gbe dialect cluster. It is spoken mainly in the former kingdom of Dahomey, which today comprises the southern areas of Benin and Togo. This book has three objectives: First, its main purpose is to provide a thorough description of the grammar of Fongbe. Second, this book provides... more...

  • Sprechhandlungen und Pausenby Fritz Serzisko

    De Gruyter 1992; US$ 133.00

    Sprechhandlungen Und Pausen: Diskursorientierte Sprachbeschreibung Am Beispiel Des Ik. more...

  • Complete Zuluby Arnett Wilkes; Nicholias Nkosi

    Hodder Education 2010; US$ 55.98

    The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Zulu. This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444105858) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105841). more...

  • ALT 30 Reflections & Retrospectivesby Ernest N. Emenyonu; Chimalum Nwankwo

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

    A focus on some of the pioneers of African literary creation. more...

  • Postcolonial African Writersby Siga Fatima Jagne; Pushpa Naidu Parekh

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95

    This reference book surveys the richness of postcolonial African literature. The volume begins with an introductory essay on postcolonial criticism and African writing, then presents alphabetically arranged profiles of some 60 writers, including Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Doris Lessing, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Tahbar Ben Jelloun, among... more...

  • The Syntax of Topic, Focus, and Contrastby Ad Neeleman; Reiko Vermeulen

    De Gruyter Mouton 2012; US$ 140.00

    This book addresses how core notions of information structure (topic, focus and contrast) are expressed in syntax.The authorspropose that the syntactic effects of information structure come about as a result of mapping rules flexible enough to allow topics and foci to be expressed in a variety of positions, but strict enough to capture certain cross-linguistic... more...

  • The Clause Structure of Wolofby Harold Torrence

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    This volume investigates the clausal syntax of Wolof, an understudied Atlantic language of Senegal. The goals of the work are descriptive, analytical, and comparative, with a focus on the structure of the left periphery and left peripheral phenomena. The book includes detailed examination of the morpho‑syntax of wh‑questions, successive... more...

  • African Oral Epic Poetryby Fritz H. Pointer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 169.95

    Professor Pointer is the first person to offer an English translation of the Epic of Kambili, an African heroic myth. The book is careful to point out that this text deserves to be read by myth scholars and shows that the literary tradition of epic myth-telling extends to Africa through its oral folklore. The author argues that the story should be... more...

  • Twelve Views from the Distanceby Mutsuo Takahashi; Jeffrey Angles

    University of Minnesota Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    From one of the foremost poets in contemporary Japan comes this entrancing memoir that traces a boy?s childhood and its intersection with the rise of the Japanese empire and World War II. Originally published in 1970, this translation is the first available in English. In twelve chapters that visit and revisit critical points in his boyhood, T welve... more...

  • The Syntax of Tukiby Edmond Biloa

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 195.00

    This monograph conducts a syntactic study of Tuki, a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon, from a cartographic perspective. The following domains are meticulously explored: The Complementizer Domain, the Inflectional Domain and the Verbal Domain. This study reveals that there is a relative phrase (RelP) located between ForceP and FocP. Moreover, a detailed... more...