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  • 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...

  • 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 Mouton 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Un huerto en la cuidad (A Garden in the City)by Miriam Myers

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 6.99

    Flowers and other forms of nature exist almost everywhere, but are especially abundant in the country. Anne soon realizes this when she visits her friend, Maria, in the country. But Anne longs to see the birds and flowers in the city, too. So, Anne takes action. With her neighbor, Mrs. Hill, she turns an empty lot into a beautiful garden. The science... more...

  • 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...