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  • English-Maori, Maori-English Dictionaryby Bruce Biggs

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88

    This English?Maori and Maori?English dictionary has over 4,000 entries in each section.It relates to contemporary life by including words from English commonly used by today's Maori speakers. With a useful pronunciation guide and helpful information on parts of speech, it is an enormously useful tool for students and of relevance to linguists, anthropologists,... more...

  • European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africaby Albert S. Gérard

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 375.00

    The first major comparative study of African writing in western languages, European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Albert S. Gérard, falls into four wide-ranging sections: an overview of early contacts and colonial developments ?Under Western Eyes?; chapters on ?Black Consciousness? manifest in the debates over Panafricanism and... more...

  • The Expression of Information Structureby Ines Fiedler; Anne Schwarz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 158.00

    This book analyzes the different patterns found across subsaharan Africa to express information structure. Based on languages from all four African language phyla, it documents the great diversity of linguistic means used to encode information-structural phenomena and is therefore highly relevant for some of the most pertinent questions in modern linguistic... more...

  • The Expression of Information Structureby Manfred Krifka; Renate Musan

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    The book reports on the present state of the theoretical presentation, empirical investigation, psycholinguistic aspects and acquisition of information structure, and computation. It also provides descriptions of the information structural encoding strategies of individual languages of different types. The book can be used as a textbook... more...

  • Far Beyond the Fieldby Makoto Ueda

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 32.99

    -- P. F. Kornicki, Monumenta Nipponica more...

  • Felix Taylor Adventures 2-Book Bundleby Nicholas Maes

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99

    For the first time, the Felix Taylor Adventures are available as together in this two-book bundle. Felix and Caroline must must project back in time, first chasing an extinct flower and then a mysterious stranger, before their world turns to dust. more...

  • The Fourth Masqueradeby Ebi Yeibo

    Kraft Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    As one of the most important Nigerian poets who continue to write the nation in verse, Yeibo, in this fifth collection of poems, has strategically fashioned a kind of poetry that does not only derive its idiom from the prosody and folk tradition of the Izon of Nigeria, it equally advances the poet?s vision through form and structure. His recourse to... more...

  • Gender, Language and Cultureby Lidia Tanaka

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 143.00

    This book analyzes the relationship between gender, age and role in Japanese television interviews. It covers a wide range of topics on Japanese communication; cultural and gender variables are interwoven in the interpretation of the findings. The study shows how participants interact through language and how they project their identities in the context... more...

  • Gender, Language and Ideologyby Momoko Nakamura

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The book examines women?s language as an ideological construct historically created by discourse. The aim is to demonstrate, by delineating a genealogy of Japanese women?s language, that, to deconstruct and denaturalize the relationships between gender and any language, and to account for why and how they are related as they are, we must consider history,... more...

  • Grammar and Inference in Conversationby Michael C. Ewing

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 188.00

    This study analyzes how morphosyntactic structures and information flow characteristics are used by interlocutors in producing and understanding clauses in conversational Javanese, focusing on the Cirebon variety of the language. While some clauses display grammatical mechanisms used to code their structure explicitly and redundantly, many other clauses... more...