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- IAD Press 1992; US$ 23.45
The centre of Alyawarr country lies about 200 kilometres to the north-east of Alice Springs, a land of spinifex sandhills, mulga plains and low rocky outcrops crossed by the Sandover and Bundey Rivers. The language of the Alyawarr people is now recorded in this landmark dictionary, the first ever published of an Arandic language. It contains over 4,500... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 173.00
Cambodian is in many respects a typical Southeast Asian language, whose syntax at least on first acquaintance seems to approximate that of any SVO pidgin. On closer acquaintance, however, because of the richness of its idioms, the language seems to be a forbiddingly alien form of ?Desesperanto? - a language of which one can read a page and understand... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00
This volume is a grammatical sketch of Hainan Cham, an endangered tonal Austronesian language. The study focuses on three areas: social background and contact history, the grammar (including all the recorded vocabulary), and a description of the sound system (including acoustic description). The appendixes also include the wordlist of Sanya Chinese... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 50.79
Kalmückisch ist eine westmongolische Sprache, die hauptsächlich in der Republik Kalmückien (eine autonome Teilrepublik im Südwesten des europäischen Russlands) gesprochen wird. Mit ca. 160000 Muttersprachlern befindet sie sich heute in der Liste der bedrohten Sprachen der UNESCO.Das Buch behandelt aus der synchronen Perspektive die komplexen temporalen... more...
- Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2004; US$ 38.00
The close readings that form the core of the book are inflected by cultural and historical considerations, and informed by a range of primary documents that includes training manuals for colonial administrators, works of imperialist propaganda, tourist guidebooks and travel writing, and textbooks from Franco-Vietnamese schools. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00
This is a theoretically oriented study of the pragmatics of Vietnamese person reference (kinship terms, personal pronouns, naming set and status terms). Drawing upon linguistic data from a radically different non-Western society and the seminal insights of Volosinov, Bakhtin, and Leach, it offers a critical analysis of the major theoretical premises... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 180.00
An essential descriptive introduction to a South-East Asian language with over seventy million speakers, this book provides a conservative treatment of the phonology, lexicon and syntax of Vietnamese, with comments on semantics and history, with particular reference to writing systems, loan words and syntactic structures. All example texts are transcribed... more...
- Milkweed Editions 2011; US$ 18.00
The poems in Black Dog, Black Night highlight an aspect of Vietnamese verse previously unfamiliar to American readers: its remarkable contemporary voices. Celebrating Vietnam?s diverse and thriving literary culture, the poems collected here combine elements of French Romanticism, Russian Expressionism, American Modernism, and native folk stories... more...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 196.00
This book - the first of its kind on any language family of the Indian subcontinent - treats the typology of the verb in the Munda language family. It presents details of the verb morphology in each Munda language, including systems of agreement, tense/aspect/mood categories, noun incorporation, auxiliary verbs, negation, and transitivity. An exhaustive... more...