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Japanese language and literature

  • Japanese Women Writers: Twentieth Century Short Fictionby Noriko Mizuta Lippit; Kyoko Iriye Selden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "Here are Japanese women in infinite and fascinating variety -- ardent lovers, lonely single women, political activists, betrayed wives, loyal wives, protective mothers, embittered mothers, devoted daughters. ... a new sense of the richness of Japanese women's experience, a new appreciation for feelings too long submerged". -- The New York Times Book... more...

  • Manding-English Dictionaryby Valentin Vydrine

    MeaBooks Inc 2015; US$ 37.00

    Manding is a common name for several closely related languages in West Africa: Maninka (or Malinke), Bamana (or Bambara), Jula, Mandinka, Xasonka, etc., spoken by up to 40 million people. In this dictionary, forms of Malian Bamana and Guinean Maninka are included. The polysemy of words is represented in all details, the senses are represented hierarchically.... more...

  • Women of the Kakawin Worldby Helen Creese

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this fascinating study the lives and mores of women in one of the least understood but most densely populated areas of the world are unveiled through the eyes of generations of court poets. For more than a millennium, the poets of the Indic courts of Java and Bali composed epic kakawin poems in which they recreated the court environment where they... more...

  • Indonesian Idioms and Expressionsby Christopher Torchia; Lely Djuhari

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 17.95

    Indonesian Idioms and Expressions is a collection of Indonesian expressions, including proverbs, slang, quotations and acronyms, that offers a commentary on their origins, as well as insights into Indonesian culture, customs, and history. The book is an informal compendium designed to be both educational and easy to read. There are four parts in... more...

  • Japanese Words & Their Usesby Akira Miura

    Tuttle Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    Many students dutifully memorize the simple English equivalents that are usually given for Japanese words—with the result that they speak poor Japanese. Effective communication requires an understanding of the unique usages of Japanese vocabulary items, which often differ greatly from those of their English "equivalents." Until now, one of the biggest... more...

  • The Fall of Language in the Age of Englishby Minae Mizumura; Mari Yoshihara; Juliet Winters Carpenter

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, this best-selling book by one of Japan?s most ambitious contemporary fiction writers lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of one?s own language in an age of English dominance. Born in Tokyo but also raised and educated in the United States, Minae Mizumura acknowledges the value of a universal language... more...

  • Japanese Women Poets: An Anthologyby Hiroaki Sato

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Throughout history, Japanese women have excelled in poetry - from the folk songs of the Kojiki (Record of Ancient Matters) compiled in 712 and the court poetry of the 9th to the 14th centuries, on through the age of haikai and kanshi to the 19th century, into the contemporary period when books of women's poems have created a sensation.This anthology... more...

  • 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 SAGE Handbook of Modern Japanese Studiesby James D Babb

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 75.00

    A cutting edge and cross-disciplinary exploration of the broad field of Japanese Studies. An international team of experts explore land, history and culture, society, medicine, the economy, and politics and foreign relations. 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...