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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Haikai Poet Yosa Buson and the Bash? Revivalby Cheryl Crowley

    BRILL 2006; US$ 121.00

    This book uses the haikai verse and paintings of the brilliant, innovative artist Yosa Buson as a focal point from which to explore how early modern Japanese writers competed for artistic authority and social prestige. more...

  • Pragmatic Competenceby Naoko Taguchi

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    In the disciplines of applied linguistics and second language acquisition (SLA), the study of pragmatic competence has been driven by several fundamental questions: What does it mean to become pragmatically competent in a second language (L2)? How can we examine pragmatic competence to make inference of its development among L2 learners? In... 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...

  • Literature of Africaby Douglas Killam

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 61.00

    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...

  • The Trobriand Islanders' Ways of Speakingby Gunter Senft

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 238.00

    The book documents the Trobriand Islanders' typology of genres. Rooted in the 'ethnography of speaking/anthropological linguistics' paradigm, the author highlights the relevance of genres for researching language, culture and cognition in social interaction and the importance of understanding them for achieving linguistic and cultural competence.... more...