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    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

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

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    De Gruyter 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...

  • A Practical Guide to Understanding Ciyawoby Ian Dicks; Shawn Dollar

    Kachere Series 2010; US$ 29.95

    A Practical Guide to Understanding Ciyawo has been developed over fourteen years and systematically explains for the novice the important aspects of Ciyawo grammar for effective communication. A practical grammar guide, the instruction is accessible, giving the basics of pronunciation, to building verb tenses, to ways of combining the different elements... more...

  • Kale ya Washairi wa Pembaby Abdilatif Abdala

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95

    The title of this collection of poetry, Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba: Kamange na Sarahani is translated as, ìThe Past of Pemba Poets: Kamange and Sarahaniî. Pemba, for those who may need reminding is the smaller of the two islands known as Zanzibar, the other being Unguja. The poets whose works make up the collection lived between the last half... 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...

  • Truth from a Lieby Margaret Key

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 44.99

    This reassessment of some of the major fictional, dramatic, documentary, and critical texts in which Abe worked out his theory of realism in the 1950s and 1960s explores the ways in which the documentarian and the detective became important metaphors in Abe's realist project. It opens up new possibilities for exploring ideas that Abe investigates... more...

  • SQA Past Papers 2013 Intermediate 1 Englishby SQA

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 11.69

    Practise for your exams on the genuine exam papers from the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Plus for the first time each book includes extra revision guidance, making them an essential purchase for any student.; Discover how to get your best grade with answers checked by senior examiners.; Prepare for your exams with study skills... more...