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  • Nominal Classification in Aboriginal Australiaby Mark Harvey; Nicholas Reid

    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...

  • 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...

  • Perspectives on Topicalizationby John Hinds; Shoichi Iwasaki; Senko K. Maynard

    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...

  • The Tuma Underworld of Loveby Gunter Senft

    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...

  • Topics in African Linguisticsby Salikoko S. Mufwene; Lioba Moshi

    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...

  • Worlding Sei Shônagonby Valerie Henitiuk

    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...

  • History from Belowby Johannes Fabian; Kalundi Mango; W. Schicho

    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...

  • Topics in Oceanic Morphosyntaxby Joachim Sabel; Claire Moyse-Faurie

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    The Oceanic languages, a subgroup within the Austronesian language family, comprise at least 450 languages in the geographical area encompassing Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The articles in this book deal with morphosyntactic properties related to sentence types and nominal expressions in under-explored and endangered Oceanic languages. These... more...

  • A Linguistic Geography of Africaby Bernd Heine; Derek Nurse

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 39.00

    An edited 2007 collection of essays discussing the linguistic relationships between African languages. more...

  • Introduction to English Derivational Morphologyby Theodore M. Lightner

    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...