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  • African Linguisticsby Didier L. Goyvaerts

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 234.00

    This volume presents papers on issues in African linguistics, covering a variety of African languages and ranging from phonology to lexicology. more...

  • European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africaby Albert S. Gérard

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 375.00

    The first major comparative study of African writing in western languages, European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Albert S. Gérard, falls into four wide-ranging sections: an overview of early contacts and colonial developments ?Under Western Eyes?; chapters on ?Black Consciousness? manifest in the debates over Panafricanism and... more...

  • Subjectivity in Grammar and Discourseby Shoichi Iwasaki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 149.00

    This book investigates the notion of subjectivity from a pragmatic point of view. There have been attempts to reduce the notion of the speaker or subjectivity as a syntactic category, or to seek an explanation for it in semantic terms. However, in order to understand the vast range of subjectivity phenomena, it is more fruitful to examine how the attributes... more...

  • Written on Waterby Takashi Kojima

    Tuttle Publishing 1995; US$ 19.95

    Despair and hope are two emotions commonly voiced by poets in the Man'yoshu, the oldest and most important collection of Japanese poetry. Although written over thirteen hundred years ago, the poems retain a rare freshness, an originality that delights and fascinates even today. Part of the collection's originality is due to its variety of authors,... more...

  • With a Smile and a Songby Paul Ruse

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    This book contains mostly light rhyming verse, but there is also some equally lighthearted prose. The prose consists mostly of comments on what the author feels is a misuse of the English language; for example, our present-day reluctance to use commas before conjunctions such as 'and' and 'but', even when a pause is obviously needed.... more...

  • The Japanese Mental Lexiconby Joseph F. Kess; Tadao Miyamoto

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 165.00

    This book surveys the psycholinguistic dimensions of lexical access to the mental lexicon in Japanese, and attempts to synthesize the diversity of Japanese psycholinguistic research into the nature of written word processing in Japanese. Ten chapters focus on the nature of such psycholinguistic inquiry and its history, the structural origins of the... more...

  • Making Out in Indonesianby Peter Constantine; Soe Tjen Marching

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 7.95

    Making Out in Indonesian is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to Indonesian as it's really spoken. It has been updated and expanded to be even more helpful as a guide to modern colloquial Indonesian for use in everyday informal interactions-giving access to the sort of catchy expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials.... more...

  • Making Out in Tagalogby Renato Perdon

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 7.95

    Learn to speak the colloquial language the Filipinos really use with Making Out in Tagalog . This phrase book is an excellent guide to the modern Tagalog spoken in everyday interactions - giving access to lots of colorful, colloquial expressions not covered in other phrase books. Making Out in Tagalog features a pronunciation guide and notes... more...

  • The Square Persimmon & Other Storiesby Takashi Atoda; Millicent M. Horton

    Tuttle Publishing 1999; US$ 12.95

    The Square Persimmon and Other Stories is an introduction to one of Japan 's most popular and versatile writers of fiction . In these eleven stories, Takashi Atoda examines universal themes-first love, lost love, change, fate-through unmistakably Japanese eyes. The dreamlike quality of some stories invites the reader to draw his own conclusions... more...

  • Classic Haikuby Yuzuru Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 1992; US$ 14.95

    Sparrows Playing hide-and-seek Among the tea blossoms. ?Kobayashi Issa Haiku, the traditional Japanese verse form composed of seventeen syllables, can express a dramatic scene or philosophical idea in a single line of verse. In this collection, haiku poet Yuzuru Miura has selected and translated poems by past masters such as Basho and Buson, as... more...