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  • Complete Zuluby Arnett Wilkes; Nicholias Nkosi

    Hodder Education 2010; US$ 55.98

    The best-selling complete course for a fun and effective way to learn Zulu. This ISBN is for the paperback book. The corresponding audio support (ISBN: 9781444105858) is also available. The book and audio support can also be purchased as a pack (ISBN: 9781444105841). more...

  • Complex Sentence Constructions in Australian Languagesby Peter Austin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 180.00

    Over the past fifteen years, descriptions of Australian Aboriginal languages have provided important data for the typological study of morpho-syntactic phenomena. The present volume presents descriptions of complex sentence phenomena in ten Australian languages and provides important new material in this area of current concern in linguistics. Complex... more...

  • Conversational Dominance and Genderby Hiroko Itakura

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 158.00

    This book investigates the notion of conversational dominance in depth, and seeks to establish a systematic method of analysing it. It also offers a new insight into the role of gender and the pragmatic transfer of conversational norms in the first and second language conversations among native speakers of Japanese. Drawing upon a critical synthesis... more...

  • Counter Discourse in African Literatureby Chin Ce; Charles Smith

    Handel Books 2014; US$ 24.70

    This volume charts the widening frontiers of black literary aesthetics using the prose and dramatic fictions of writers from Africa and the African diaspora. The chapters come in two interactive phases of current critical discourses involving rejoinders from past-present concerns and issues of cultural and contemporary modernity. These studies stress... more...

  • Crackling Mountain and Other Storiesby Osamu Dazai; James A. O'Brien

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 12.95

    Crackling Mountain and Other Stories features eleven outstanding works by Osama Dazai, widely regarded as one of the twentieth-century Japan's most gifted writers and a master teller of tales. Dazai experimented with a wide variety of short story styles and brought to each a sophisticated sense of humor, a broad empathy for the human condition,... more...

  • Culture, Interaction and Person Reference in an Australian Languageby Murray Garde

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 149.00

    The study of person reference stands at the cross-roads of linguistics, anthropology and psychology. As one aspect of an ethnography of communication, this book deals with a single problem ? how one knows who is being talked about in conversation ? from a rich and varied ethnographic perspective. Through a combination of grammatical agreement and free... more...

  • Das Lied vom Honigby Ralph Dutli

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 11.45

    Wer weiß schon, dass die Bienen für die alten Ägypter aus den Tränen des Sonnengottes entstanden? Dass der hinduistische Gott Vishnu, der Bewahrer der Welt, als Blaue Biene neben dem Liebesgott in einer Lotusblume schläft? Dass die ganze Antike hindurch der Wunderglaube sich hielt, dass Bienenvölker aus Stierkadavern geboren werden? Dass Christus im... more...

  • The Devotion of Suspect Xby Keigo Higashino; Alexander O. Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    This e-book now includes preview chapters from Higashino's newest mystery, SALVATION OF A SAINT. Yasuko Hanaoka is a divorced, single mother who thought she had finally escaped her abusive ex-husband Togashi. When he shows up one day to extort money from her, threatening both her and her teenaged daughter Misato, the situation quickly escalates... more...

  • Diaries Of The Court Ladies Ofby Omori

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Dictionary of Abbreviationsby Eric Partridge

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1942, this dictionary was designed to help civilians and members of H.M. forces to make their way amid the jungle of wartime abbreviations. The preface notes that newspaper readers, sailors, soldiers and airmen had to thrust themselves, like explorers, into these abbreviations in search of truth, or the execution of their martial... more...