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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Being and Becoming a Speaker of Japaneseby Andrea SIMON-MAEDA

    Channel View Publications 2011; US$ 25.00

    This autoethnographic account of the author's Japanese as a second language learning trajectory is an important and unique addition to diary studies in SLA and applied linguistics qualitative research circles. In-depth ethnographic details and introspective commentary are skilfully interwoven throughout Simon-Maeda's narrative of her experiences... 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...

  • The Straw Sandalby Santo Kyoden

    BRILL 2008; US$ 63.00

    Carmen Blacker?s spirited translation of Santo Kyoden?s Mukashi-banashi inazuma byooshi reveals a multi-layered and fascinating tale of revenge, providing a classic example of this popular genre within Japanese literature. more...