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  • Japanese Words & Their Usesby Akira Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Many students dutifully memorize the simple English equivalents that are usually given for Japanese wordswith the result that they speak poor Japanese. Effective communication requires an understanding of the unique usages of Japanese vocabulary items, which often differ greatly from those of their English "equivalents." Until now, one of the biggest... more...

  • Essential Japanese Kanji Volume 1by Kanji Text Research Group University of Tokyo

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 17.99

    Memorize tricky Japanese kanji with ease! Since its publication in 1993, this beginner Japanese workbook and textbook has been a hit with teachers and students for learning basic Japanese kanji characters. Speak, read and write Japanese with this newly revised edition that has been updated and expanded by members of the Kanji Text Research Group... more...

  • Death and the King?s Grey Hair and Other Playsby Denja Abdullahi

    Kraft Books 2014; US$ 18.00

    Death and the King?s Grey Hair and Other Plays is a collection of three plays, ?Death and the King?s Grey Hair,? ?Truce with the Devil,? and ?Fringe Benefits,? which are all experimental plays from the early period of the writing career of Denja Abdullahi, who is presently renowned as a poet of populist expressions. ?Death and the King?s Grey Hair?... more...

  • An Outline History of the Japanese Dramaby Frank Alanson Lombard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    Students of international drama are turning more and more to the study of Japanese drama, desirous to know to what extent its development duplicates or differs from the evolution of drama in other countries. Stimulated by the colour, originality, power, and poetry, they are interested to know more. This title, first published in 1928, traces the general... more...

  • Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book Volume 1by Eriko Sato

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    This is an invaluable study guide and practice book for learning basic Japanese kanji. Learning Japanese Kanji Practice Book is intended for beginning students, or experienced speakers who need to practice their written Japanese. Kanji are an essential part of the Japanese language and together with kana ( hiragana and katakana ) comprise written... more...

  • Colloquial Kazakhby Zaure Batayeva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Kazakh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is... more...

  • The Original Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionaryby Andrew M. Nelson

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 49.99

    "The Japanese government may someday recognize? as it ought to?Tuttle's contribution to creating an intelligent interest in Japan among the English?reading public, and deepening understanding of Japanese overseas."? Hokubei Mainichi (San Francisco) Awarded the 1969 Prize for the Society of the Promotion of International Cultural Relations, this... more...

  • A descriptive grammar of early Old Japanese proseby J.R. Bentley

    BRILL 2001; US$ 155.00

    The oldest written stage of the Japanese language forms the subject of John Bentley's important volume. The underlying texts (also presented here) are those of the religious liturgies (norito) and imperial edicts (A.D. 685). more...

  • Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideologyby Shigeko Okamoto; Janet S. Shibamoto Smith

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Japanese Language, Gender and Ideology is a collection of previously unpublished articles by established as well as promising young scholars in Japanese language and gender studies. The contributors to this edited volume argue that traditional views of language in Japan are cultural constructs created by policy makers and linguists, and that Japanese... more...

  • A History of South African Literatureby Christopher Heywood

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book is a critical study of South African literature, from colonial and pre-colonial times onwards. more...