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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...

  • Basic Japaneseby Samuel E. Martin; Eriko Sato

    Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Basic Japanese takes a friendly and innovative approach to beginner Japanese, emphasizing the structure of the Japanese language rather than just vocabulary. This method was pioneered by the author, Samuel E. Martin. Once considered controversial, modern linguists now agree that the structural based approach for leaning a language allows for... more...

  • A Hundred Verses from Old Japanby William N. Porter

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    William N. Porter's translation of A Hundred Verses from Old Japan has retained its charm for over eighty years. 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

    Tras estudiar a fondo la lengua de los Bagobos de Mindanao, en Filipinas, el jesuita, Mateo Gisbert publicó en 1892 este Diccionario Bagobo-Español. «Al publicarse por vez primera, este pequeño Diccionario Bagobo-Español, que con no poca paciencia hemos compuesto y ordenado, debemos recordar, o amado lector, lo dicho ya en el prólogo del Diccionario... 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$ 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$ 40.00

    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...