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  • A Frequency Dictionary of Japaneseby Yukio Tono; Makoto Yamazaki; Kikuo Maekawa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    A Frequency Dictionary of Japanese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Japanese, providing a list of the 5,000 most commonly used words in the language. Based on a100 million word corpus, composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well... more...

  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poemby Dennis Keene

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Though the prose poem came into existence as a principally French literary genre in the nineteenth century, it occupies a place of considerable importance in twentieth-century Japanese poetry. This selection of poems is the first anthology of this genre and, in effect, the first appearance of this kind of poetry in English. Originally published in... more...

  • Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    DK's Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern Japanese world in thematic order, using full-colour photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life - from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world - with panel features on key nouns, verbs,... more...

  • I Wait for the Moonby Momoko Kuroda; Abigail Friedman

    Stone Bridge Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    The first work in English devoted to this modern haiku master, with 100 poems plus commentary on form and technique 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...