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  • Subjectivity in Grammar and Discourseby Shoichi Iwasaki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 149.00

    This book investigates the notion of subjectivity from a pragmatic point of view. There have been attempts to reduce the notion of the speaker or subjectivity as a syntactic category, or to seek an explanation for it in semantic terms. However, in order to understand the vast range of subjectivity phenomena, it is more fruitful to examine how the attributes... more...

  • Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japaneseby Andrea SIMON-MAEDA

    Channel View Publications 2011; US$ 25.00

    This autoethnographic account of the author's Japanese as a second language learning trajectory is an important and unique addition to diary studies in SLA and applied linguistics qualitative research circles. In-depth ethnographic details and introspective commentary are skilfully interwoven throughout Simon-Maeda's narrative of her experiences... more...

  • With a Smile and a Songby Paul Ruse

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    This book contains mostly light rhyming verse, but there is also some equally lighthearted prose. The prose consists mostly of comments on what the author feels is a misuse of the English language; for example, our present-day reluctance to use commas before conjunctions such as 'and' and 'but', even when a pause is obviously needed.... more...

  • Making Out in Indonesianby Peter Constantine; Soe Tjen Marching

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 7.95

    Making Out in Indonesian is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to Indonesian as it's really spoken. It has been updated and expanded to be even more helpful as a guide to modern colloquial Indonesian for use in everyday informal interactions-giving access to the sort of catchy expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials.... more...

  • Three-Cornered Worldby Soseki Natsume; Alan Turney

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    In The Three-Cornered World , an artist leaves city life to wander in the mountains on a quest to stimulate his artistic endeavors. When he finds himself staying at an almost deserted inn, he becomes obsessed with the beautiful and strange daughter of the innkeeper, who is rumored to have abandoned her husband and fallen in love with a priest at... more...

  • The Japanese Mental Lexiconby Joseph F. Kess; Tadao Miyamoto

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    This book surveys the psycholinguistic dimensions of lexical access to the mental lexicon in Japanese, and attempts to synthesize the diversity of Japanese psycholinguistic research into the nature of written word processing in Japanese. Ten chapters focus on the nature of such psycholinguistic inquiry and its history, the structural origins of the... more...

  • The Straw Sandalby Santo Kyoden

    BRILL 2008; US$ 63.00

    Carmen Blacker?s spirited translation of Santo Kyoden?s Mukashi-banashi inazuma byooshi reveals a multi-layered and fascinating tale of revenge, providing a classic example of this popular genre within Japanese literature. more...

  • Nihongo Pera Pera !by Susan Millington

    Tuttle Publishing 1993; US$ 9.95

    Onomatopoeia-words such as "glug glug," "pow," and "splash" in English- are an integral part of Japanese. Japanese people draw on a wealth of onomatopoeia to express subtle feelings, images, sounds, and actions. With this book you too can become pera pera - fluent- in Japanese, speaking with clarity and flair. Four hundred entries covering everything... more...

  • Summit's Sock Gardenby Andrea Koehle Jones; Avery Jones

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 3.95

    An adorable rhyming picture book about giving and growing. From Andrea Koehle Jones, author of The Wish Trees, comes the story of Summit, a big-hearted Bernese Mountain Dog, who tries to make the world a better place by planting sock trees. more...

  • West African Poetryby Robert Fraser

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 68.00

    Previous studies of African poetry have tended to concentrate either on its political content or on its relationship to various European schools. This book examines West African poetry in English and French against the background of oral poetry in the vernacular. Do the roots of such poetry lie in Africa or in Europe? In committing their work to writing,... more...