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  • Japanese Words & Their Usesby Akira Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Many students dutifully memorize the simple English equivalents that are usually given for Japanese words—with 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...

  • Estatuto de la liga filipinaby José Rizal y Alonso

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    José Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso Realonda (19 de junio de 1861, Calamba-30 de diciembre de 1896, Manila), fue patriota, médico y hombre de letras inspirador del nacionalismo de su país. Rizal era hijo de un próspero propietario de plantaciones azucareras de origen chino. Su madre, Teodora Alonso, fue una de las mujeres más cultas de su época. La... more...

  • El sueño del guerreroby Máximo Gómez Báez

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    Máximo Gómez Báez went to Cuba as a cavalry officer in the Spanish army where slavery of blacks and the excesses of colonial officials against the Creoles led to profound changes in his political views. He continued in his work as a soldier and revolutionary. Once independecne was acheived, in no small measure due to his efforts and tactics, Gómez... more...

  • Antología. Sobre las lenguas filipinasby Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera; Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851-1921). España. Nació el 16 de septiembre en A Coruña. Hija de los condes de Pardo Bazán, título que heredó en 1890. En su adolescencia escribió algunos versos y los publicó en el Almanaque de Soto Freire. En 1868 contrajo matrimonio con José Quiroga, vivió en Madrid y viajó por Francia, Italia, Suiza, Inglaterra y Austria;... more...

  • Japanese Women Writers: Twentieth Century Short Fictionby Noriko Mizuta Lippit; Kyoko Iriye Selden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "Here are Japanese women in infinite and fascinating variety -- ardent lovers, lonely single women, political activists, betrayed wives, loyal wives, protective mothers, embittered mothers, devoted daughters. ... a new sense of the richness of Japanese women's experience, a new appreciation for feelings too long submerged". -- The New York Times Book... more...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 17.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 67.99

    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...