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Japanese language and literature

  • Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionaryby

    DK Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    DK's Japanese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern Japanese world in thematic order, using full-colour photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life - from the home and office to sport, music, nature, and the countries of the world - with panel features on key nouns, verbs,... more...

  • Kale ya Washairi wa Pembaby Abdilatif Abdala

    Mkuki na Nyota Publishers 2011; US$ 19.95

    The title of this collection of poetry, Kale ya Washairi wa Pemba: Kamange na Sarahani is translated as, ìThe Past of Pemba Poets: Kamange and Sarahaniî. Pemba, for those who may need reminding is the smaller of the two islands known as Zanzibar, the other being Unguja. The poets whose works make up the collection lived between the last half... more...

  • Topics in Kwa Syntaxby Enoch Olade Aboh

    Springer 2009; US$ 209.00

    Edited by two leading experts on the languages of West Africa, this volume is the very first book to handle a range of topics in the syntax of Kwa, a branch of the Niger-Congo language family spoken by approximately 20 million people in Côte d?Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin and in the extreme southwestern corner of Nigeria. Kwa includes a total of... more...

  • Sirayaby Alexander Adelaar

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    Siraya is a Formosan language with unique typological features once spoken around Tainan City in southwest Taiwan. This comprehensive study is based on an analysis of the language of the Siraya Gospel of St. Matthew, which was translated from the Dutch in 1661. It contains a grammar, lexicon and extensive text with interlinear glossing as well as an... more...

  • The Austronesian Languages of Asia and Madagascarby K Alexander Adelaar; Nikolaus Himmelmann

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 79.95

    An essential source of reference for this linguistic community, as well as for linguists working on typology and syntax. more...

  • The Manambu Language of East Sepik, Papua New Guineaby Alexandra Aikhenvald

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 55.00

    This book is the first comprehensive description of the Manambu language of Papua New Guinea and is based entirely on the author's immersion fieldwork. Manambu belongs to the Ndu language family, and is spoken by about 2,500 people in five villages: Avatip, Yawabak, Malu, Apa:n, and Yambon (Yuanab) in East Sepik Province, Ambunti district. Manambu... more...

  • The Manambu Language of East Sepik, Papua New Guineaby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 54.99

    This book presents the first comprehensive description of the Manambu language of Papua New Guinea. Manambu belongs to the Ndu language family, and is spoken by about 2,500 people in five villages in East Sepik Province, Ambunti district. The book is based entirely on the author's fieldwork. - ;This book presents the first comprehensive description... more...

  • The River of Heavenby Robert Aitken

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 15.95

    Known to many as the study of quiet stillness and introspection, Zen Buddhism distinguishes itself through brilliant flashes of insight and its terseness of expression. In River of Heaven these concepts and pillars lend themselves to an exploration of Haiku, one of the most delicate and interpretive poetic forms in the world. The haiku verse form,... more...

  • Ugetsu Monogatari or Tales of Moonlight and Rain (Routledge Revivals)by Ueda Akinari

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    Ugetsu monogatari , or Tales of Moonlight and Rain numbers among the best-loved Japanese classics. These nine illustrated tales of the supernatural from eighteenth-century Osaka combine popular appeal with a high literary standard. The author expressed his complex views on human life and society in simple yet poetic language. Akinari questioned... more...

  • Rashomon and Seventeen Other Storiesby Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Haruki Murakami; Jay Rubin; Yoshihiro Tatsumi

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master's stories with an introduction by Haruki Murakami. Akutagawa?s disturbing tales of human passion capture the cultural upheaval of early twentieth century Japan, ranging from ?In the Grove,? the basis of Kurosawa?s famous film Rashomon, to Akutagawa?s later, more autobiographical... more...