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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00
The Trobriand Islanders' eschatological belief system explains what happens when someone dies. Bronislaw Malinowski described essentials of this eschatology in his articles "Baloma: the Spirits of the Dead in the Trobriand Islands" and "Myth in Primitive Psychology". There he also presented the Trobrianders' belief that a "baloma" can be reborn; he... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 231.00
The general objective of the study is systematic examination of the processes involved in the formation and evolution of complex sentence constructions in a group of genetically related languages. The Chadic language group, at about 140 languages, constitutes the largest and most diversified branch of the Afroasiatic family. One of the findings of... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 300.00
Hausa is a major world language, spoken as a mother tongue by more than 30 million people in northern Nigeria and southern parts of Niger, in addition to diaspora communities of traders, Muslim scholars and immigrants in urban areas of West Africa, e.g. southern Nigeria, Ghana, and Togo, and the Blue Nile province of the Sudan. It is also widely spoken... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 173.00
This volume aims to extend both the range of analyses and the database on nominal classification systems. Previous analyses of nominal classification systems have focussed on two areas: the semantics of the classification system and the role of the system in discourse. In many nominal classification systems, there appear to be a significant percentage... more...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 188.00
Within the field of Japanese linguistics, few areas have generated as much controversy as the morpheme wa ; traditionally described as a marker of old or contrasted information, its function as a discourse marker has also been studied. This work aims to deepen the understanding of wa through careful examination of the particle at both sentence and... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2012; US$ 24.95
The Pillow Book is a collection of anecdotes and personal reflections on life in the Japanese royal court composed around the turn of the 11th century by a woman known as Sei Shônagon. Its lyrical style and compelling images have captured the imagination of readers worldwide. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 158.00
Johannes Fabian with assistance from Kalundi Mango (Administrator, National Museum of Zaire) and with linguistic notes by Walter Schicho (University of Vienna). An extraordinary linguistic and sociopolitical document, this is a history of colonization written by the colonized, about the colonized, and for the colonized. The original text, a history... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 180.00
The 16 papers in this volume are revised versions of papers presented at the conference; they represent the state of the art in various subfields of African linguistics into which the book is organized: (1) morphosyntax, (2) semantics, (3) phonology, and (4) language contact. The last part covers topics such as code-switching and mixing, pidginization/creolization,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 210.00
This book aims to give an indication of the extent of derivational morphology in English; of how much immanent, internal structure must be presumed for words -- even apparently simplex ones. This is done by showing that three (morpho-)phonological processes which tend to hide surface sound-meaning relationships must be taken into account when constructing... more...