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    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...

  • Disorientationby Karl Ashoka Britto

    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...

  • Dukhan, a Turkic variety of Northern Mongoliaby Elisabetta Ragagnin

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 73.81

    This volume offers the first grammatical description of Dukhan, a highly endangered non-written Turkic language spoken in northern Mongolia by approximately 500 people. Most of the Dukhans are engaged in reindeer breeding and follow a nomadic lifestyle in the forested taiga areas of the Tsagaan Nuur county in the Khvsgl province of Mongolia. The... more...

  • Evenkiby Igor Nedjalkov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

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  • Making Out in Vietnameseby Peter Constantine; Ton-That Quynh-Due

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    Making Out in Vietnamese is a fun, accessible and thorough Vietnamese phrase book and guide to the Vietnamese language as it's really spoken. Anh dien cuong vi em! Chung ta gap lai sau duoc khong? ?(I?m crazy about you! Can we meet again?) Answer this correctly in Vietnamese and you may be going on a hot date. Incorrectly, and you could be... more...

  • The Munda Verbby Gregory D. S. Anderson

    De Gruyter 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.... more...

  • Vietnameseby Nguy?n nh-Ho

    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...

  • Vietnamese Colonial Republicanby Peter Zinoman

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 55.00

    This volume is a comprehensive study of Vietnam?s greatest and most controversial 20th century writer who died tragically in 1939 at the age of 28. Vu Trong Phung is known for a remarkable collection of politically provocative novels and sensational works of non-fiction reportage that were banned by the communist state from 1960 to 1986. Leading Vietnam... more...

  • Endangered Languages of Austronesiaby Margaret Florey

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 169.99

    Austronesian is the largest language family on earth: Some 1300 languages, 20% of the world's total, are spoken by 270 million people in a region that extends from Easter Island in the Pacific 10,000 miles west to Madagascar off the coast of Africa. Many of the languages in this diverse and linguistically rich region are undocumented and in imminent... more...

  • English-Spoken Khmer Dictionaryby Keesee

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This is a unique learning aid for making rapid headway in the acquisition of comprehension and speaking ability in Khmer, the language of Cambodia. In recent years, Cambodia has moved from a society menaced by war to a society orientated to commerce. With this shift in attention from military to social and economic matters has come an increase in... more...