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  • Seven Japanese Talesby Junichiro Tanizaki

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In these seven stories, Tanizaki, the author of The Makioka Sister s explores the territory where love becomes self-annihilation, where the contemplation of beauty gives way to fetishism, and where tradition becomes an instrument of refined cruelty. A young man is erotically imprisoned by the memory of his mother. A tattoo artist transforms the body... more...

  • A Grammar of Wandalaby Zygmunt Frajzyngier

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    This is the first description of a most interesting Chadic language spoken in Northern Cameroon and Northern Nigeria. The grammar provides proofs for all hypotheses concerning forms and functions grammaticalized in the language. The grammar is written in a style accessible to linguists working within different theoretical frameworks. more...

  • West African Poetryby Robert Fraser

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 64.00

    Previous studies of African poetry have tended to concentrate either on its political content or on its relationship to various European schools. This book examines West African poetry in English and French against the background of oral poetry in the vernacular. Do the roots of such poetry lie in Africa or in Europe? In committing their work to writing,... more...

  • The Expression of Information Structureby Manfred Krifka; Renate Musan

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    The book reports on the present state of the theoretical presentation, empirical investigation, psycholinguistic aspects and acquisition of information structure, and computation. It also provides descriptions of the information structural encoding strategies of individual languages of different types. The book can be used as a textbook appropriate... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 293.00

    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...

  • A Grammar of Minaby Zygmunt Frajzyngier; Eric Johnston; Adrian Edwards

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 252.00

    A Grammar of Mina is a reference grammar of a hitherto undescribed and endangered Central Chadic language. The book contains a description of the phonology, morphology, syntax, and all the functional domains encoded by this language. For each hypothesis regarding a form of linguistic expression and its function, ample evidence is given. The description... more...

  • Sprechhandlungen und Pausenby Fritz Serzisko

    De Gruyter 1992; US$ 133.00

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

  • Colloquial Swahiliby Lutz Marten; Donovan Lee Mcgrath

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Colloquial Swahili is the ideal introduction to the major language of East Africa. Written by experienced teachers, the course provides a step-by-step approach to Swahili. No previous knowledge of the language is required. 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...