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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00
This paper briefly summarises the current state of research on the classification of Taa. It suggests a genealogical (historical) classification based on the evidence of grammatical and phonological features in the data from 20 varieties. The split between West !Xoon of Namibia and the remaining varieties is argued to be historically deeper than the... more...
- Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 29.95
This study raises awareness to the emergence of a new genre in world literatureóhybridized literature. It rejects the assumption according to which literatures written in less commonly taught languages should be subsumed into one universally accessible global idiom. Instead, Vakunta challenges literary scholars and readers of literature to regard... more...
- Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.99
An exquisite collection of Japanese poetry This internationally bestselling book took the world by storm on its publication. Covering the discovery of new love, first heartache and the end of an affair, these poems mix the ancient grace and musicality of the tanka form with a modern insight and wit. With a light, fresh touch and a cool eye, Machi... more...
- Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99
The Nuer are a cattle herding people who live along the Nile. Although only a half million in population, they were made world famous by anthropologist E. Evans Pritchard's classic "The Nuer." Song is the art form most suited to their harsh climate and semi-nomadic existence. Cleaned the Crocodile's Teeth was translated by Terese Svoboda, who collected... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00
This book is a description of Luwo, a Western Nilotic language of South Sudan. Luwo is used by multilingual, dynamic communities of practice as one language among others that form individual and flexible repertoires. It is a language that serves as a means of expressing the Self, as a medium of art and self-actualization, and sometimes as a medium... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95
Swahili Grammar and Workbook provides a practical and comprehensive companion to Swahili grammar, filling in gaps left by other textbooks. Presenting the essentials of Swahili grammar in a highly accessible fashion, it reduces complex language topics to helpful rules and mnemonic aids, enabling maximum grammar retention and accurate usage. Grammar... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00
Neocybernetics and Narrative opens a new chapter in Bruce Clarke?s project of rethinking narrative and media through systems theory. Reconceiving interrelations among subjects, media, significations, and the social, this study demonstrates second-order systems theory?s potential to provide fresh insights into the familiar topics of media studies... more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 16.95
The most internationally acclaimed Japanese author of the twentieth century, Yukio Mishima (1925?70) was a prime candidate for the Nobel Prize. But the prolific author shocked the world in 1970 when he attempted a coup d?état that ended in his suicide by ritual disembowelment. In this radically new analysis of Mishima?s extraordinary life, Damian... more...