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Japanese language and literature

  • The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakamiby Matthew Carl Strecher

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 69.00

    In an ?other world? composed of language?it could be a fathomless Martian well, a labyrinthine hotel or forest?a narrative unfolds, and with it the experiences, memories, and dreams that constitute reality for Haruki Murakami?s characters and readers alike. Memories and dreams in turn conjure their magical counterparts?people without names or pasts,... more...

  • Colloquial Swahiliby Lutz Marten; Donovan Lee Mcgrath

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 82.95

    COLLOQUIAL SWAHILI is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Swahili. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes this new edition of COLLOQUIAL SWAHILI your best choice in personal language... more...

  • Colloquial Kazakhby Zaure Batayeva

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Kazakh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is... more...

  • Colloquial Yorubaby Antonia Yétúndé Folàrín Schleicher

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, this easy to use and up to date course provides a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Yoruba with no prior knowledge of the language required. Colloquial Yoruba is: interactive ? with lots of exercises for regular practice clear ? providing concise grammar... more...

  • Colloquial Malayby Zaharah Othman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 93.95

     COLLOQUIAL MALAY is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Malay. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL MALAY your best choice in personal language learning? ... more...

  • Colloquial Indonesianby Sutanto Atmosumarto

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 85.00

    Colloquial Indonesian provides a step-by-step course in Indonesian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Indonesian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the... more...

  • Mishima Yukios ?Zur Verteidigung unserer Kultur? (Bunka boeiron)by Rebecca Mak

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    This volume presents Yukio Mishima?s essay ?On the Defense of Culture? (1968) for the first time in German translation. Mishima examines the relationship between culture, tradition, the emperor, and nation, and asserts his opinions about these issues, which also shape his fictional works. This volume engages in a close reading of the text, thus illuminating... more...

  • Colloquial Japaneseby Junko Ogawa; Fumitsugu Enokida

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Colloquial Japanese provides a step-by-step course in Japanese as it is written and spoken today. This new edition has been completely rewritten by experienced teachers; it combines an accessible approach with a thorough treatment of the language, equipping learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Japanese... more...

  • The Papuan Languages of Timor, Alor and Pantar: Volume 1by Antoinette Schapper

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume provides descriptive sketches of the Papuan languages scattered over the islands of Timor, Alor, and Pantar at the western perimeter of Melanesia. Timor-Alor-Pantar languages are a group of related "Papuan outliers," which until recently were largely undocumented. This book provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the unique... more...

  • Types of Reduplicationby Veronika Mattes

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 168.00

    The book systematically discusses the formal and functional properties as well as the rules of the manifold productive reduplication types of Bikol, an Austronesian language of the Philippines. Based on the author's own fieldwork, this case study demonstrates the highly complex and grammaticized status of reduplication. In addition, the formal and... more...