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Japanese language and literature

  • Gender, Language and Ideologyby Momoko Nakamura

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The book examines women?s language as an ideological construct historically created by discourse. The aim is to demonstrate, by delineating a genealogy of Japanese women?s language, that, to deconstruct and denaturalize the relationships between gender and any language, and to account for why and how they are related as they are, we must consider history,... more...

  • The Language of Emotionsby Maļa Ponsonnet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    The Language of Emotions: The case of Dalabon (Australia) is the first extensive study of the linguistic encoding of emotions in an Australian language, and further, in an endangered, non-European language. Based on first-hand data collected using innovative methods, the monograph describes and analyzes how Dalabon speakers express emotions... more...

  • Clouds above the Hill: Volume IIIby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 22.95

    Clouds above the Hill , a long-time best-selling novel in Japan, is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Acclaimed author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade of his life to... more...

  • Clouds above the Hill: Volume IVby Shiba Ryotaro; Phyllis Birnbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 22.95

    Clouds above the Hill is the best-selling novel ever in Japan, and is now translated into English for the first time. An epic portrait of Japan in crisis, it combines graphic military history and highly readable fiction to depict an aspiring nation modernizing at breakneck speed. Best-selling author Shiba Ry?tar? devoted an entire decade of his... more...

  • ALT 32 Politics & Social Justice: African Literature Todayby Ernest N. Emenyonu

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Examines some of the varied African literary responses to politics and social justice and injustice under colonialism/neocolonialism. more...

  • African Theatre 13: Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Wole Soyinkaby Martin Banham; James Gibbs; Femi Osofisan

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 34.95

    Directors and collaborators assess and comment on the production of plays by West Africa's Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka and East Africa's most influential author Ngugi wa Thiong'o. more...

  • Salad Anniversaryby Machi Tawara; Juliet Winters Carpenter

    Pushkin Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    An exquisite collection of Japanese poetry This internationally bestselling book took the world by storm on its publication. Covering the discovery of new love, first heartache and the end of an affair, these poems mix the ancient grace and musicality of the tanka form with a modern insight and wit. With a light, fresh touch and a cool eye, Machi... more...

  • A Grammar of Luwoby Anne Storch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 165.00

    This book is a description of Luwo, a Western Nilotic language of South Sudan. Luwo is used by multilingual, dynamic communities of practice as one language among others that form individual and flexible repertoires. It is a language that serves as a means of expressing the Self, as a medium of art and self-actualization, and sometimes as a medium... more...

  • Colloquial Swahili (eBook And MP3 Pack)by 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 Indonesian (eBook And MP3 Pack)by 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...