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  • 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...

  • Colloquial Japaneseby H.B.D Clarke; Motoko Hamamura

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    The latest edition of this popular Japanese course for beginners has been completely rewritten to make learning the language easier and more enjoyable than ever before. more...

  • Speaking through the Silenceby Laine A. Berman

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 144.99

    Uncovering the structures and functions of conversational narratives uttered within natural social networks, the author shows how working-class Javanese women discursively construct identity and meaning within the constraints of a hierarchical social order through silences, or the "unsaid". more...

  • Japanese Language, Gender, and Ideologyby Shigeko Okamoto

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 48.99

    A collection of articles by established as well as young scholars in Japanese language and gender studies. This volume brings together studies that advance our understanding of the relationship between Japanese language and gender, with particular focus on examining local linguistic practices in relation to dominant ideologies. more...

  • A History of South African Literatureby Christopher Heywood

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    Christopher Heywood's critical study of South African literature. more...

  • Black Mindby O.R. Dathorne

    University of Minnesota Press 1974; US$ 90.00

    The comprehensive account of the development of African literature from its beginnings in oral tradition to its contemporary expression in the writings of Africans in various African and European languages provides insight, both broad and deep, into the B more...

  • Koguryo, The Language of Japan’s Continental Relativesby Christopher I Beckwith

    BRILL 2007; US$ 147.00

    This is the first in-depth study of the extinct Koguryo language, which was once spoken in Manchuria and northern Korea. It covers the ethnolinguistic history of the Koguryo nation, philological treatment of the sources for the language, Koguryo phonology, and a complete glossary of all Archaic Koguryo and Old Koguryo words. Special attention has been... more...

  • Literature of Africaby Douglas Killam

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 77.00

    As more works of African Literature are being incorporated into the Language Arts and Cultural Studies curriculum, it becomes increasingly important to offer students and educators a meaningful context in which to explore these works. As part of Greenwood's Literature as Windows to World Culture series, this volume introduces readers to the cultural... more...

  • South African Literature after the Truth Commissionby Shane Graham

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book studies a broad and ambitious selection of contemporary South African literature, fiction, drama, poetry, and memoir to make sense of the ways in which these works 'remap' the intersections of memory, space/place, and the body, as they explore the legacy of apartheid. more...

  • Imag(in)ing the War in Japanby David Stahl; Mark Williams

    BRILL 2010; US$ 179.00

    This study examines how various Japanese authors and other artists seeking artistic representation of traumatic Asia Pacific War experience have drawn upon their imaginative powers to create affect-charged images of the extreme violence, psychological damage and ideological contradiction surrounding the conflict. more...