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  • A Frequency Dictionary of Japaneseby Yukio Tono; Makoto Yamazaki; Kikuo Maekawa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well... more...

  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poemby Dennis Keene

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Though the prose poem came into existence as a principally French literary genre in the nineteenth century, it occupies a place of considerable importance in twentieth-century Japanese poetry. This selection of poems is the first anthology of this genre and, in effect, the first appearance of this kind of poetry in English. Originally published in... more...

  • First Playsby A. A. Milne

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Though today he's best remembered as the creator of the Winnie the Pooh series of children's books, British writer A.A. Milne was actually a much more prolific playwright than he was a juvenile literature scribe, penning over 30 plays in his lifetime. This collection of Milne's early works for the stage will please Pooh fans curious to... more...

  • Usage-based Approaches to Japanese Grammarby Kaori Kabata; Tsuyoshi Ono

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    It is often said that language standardization has been steadily advancing in modern Japan and that speakers in regional Japan are now bi-dialectal and code-switch between “Standard” and “regional” Japanese. The notion of code-switching, however, assumes the existence of varieties, or well-defined linguistic systems, that are... more...

  • Modern Japanese Fiction and Its Traditionsby J. Thomas Rimer

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.00

    Thomas Rimer's book seeks to explain the background, structural principles, and development of pre-modem and modern Japanese fiction in a way that is comprehensive, methodical, and accessible to the general reader. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously... more...

  • Japanese Language Teaching in the Ninetiesby Stefan Kaiser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The world-wide growth in demand for Japanese throughout the world has led to rapid developments in Japanese language teaching. This volume examines these developments and their implications for the future in a series of case studies. more...

  • Maranga Mai! Te Reo and Marae in Crisis?by Merata Kawharu

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    In recent decades, New Zealand Maori have made huge efforts to reinvigorate their language ( te reo ) and the life of tribal meeting places ( marae ) as the twin cornerstones of Maori identity. Maori television and radio stations have been set up, a Maori Language Commission established, and language emersion early childcare centers ( kohanga reo... more...

  • Beyond 'Khoisan'by Tom Güldemann; Anne-Maria Fehn

    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...

  • The Changelingby Thomas Middleton; William Rowley

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Considered by critics to be one of the best tragedies of the English Renaissance, The Changeling was written by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley and first published in book form in 1653. Beatrice-Joanna is betrothed to Alonzo but in love with Alsemero. She convinces De Flores, who is in love with her, to help her be free of Alonzo - by murdering... more...

  • Colloquial Swahiliby Lutz Marten; Donovan Lee Mcgrath

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 82.95

    COLLOQUIAL SWAHILI is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Swahili. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes this new edition of COLLOQUIAL SWAHILI your best choice in personal language... more...