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- Tuttle Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99
600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar???verbs. This book will be an essential resource for students wishing to learn Japanese as it shows how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with very little effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 39.99
The A to Z of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater presents a broad perspective on the development and history of literature-narrative, poetry, and drama-in modern Japan. This book offers a chronology, introduction, bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, literary and historical developments, trends, genres, and... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95
A focus on some of the pioneers of African literary creation. more...
- 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...
- BRILL 2007; US$ 175.00
This book looks into the accentual history of the Japanese and the Ryukyuan languages. Applying the comparative method, the author has reconstructed the accentual history of the Japonic languages. The reconstruction is based on modern dialects of Japanese and Ryukyuan, and also on historical materials. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 143.00
This book marks the first-ever collection of papers in English on the acquisition of Japanese as a second language. Its overarching goal is to broaden and deepen the field of SLA research by focusing on Japanese rather than on more commonly studied European languages. Broad in scope and eclectic in approach with chapters by leading scholars in the... more...
- De Gruyter 2005; US$ 119.28
Language acquisition is a human endeavor par excellence. As children, all human beings learn to understand and speak at least one language: their mother tongue. It is a process that seems to take place without any obvious effort. Second language learning, particularly among adults, causes more difficulty. The purpose of this series is... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00
This monograph is the first study of the acquisition of Swahili as a first language. It focuses on the acquisition of inflectional affixes, with a particular emphasis on subject agreement and tense. Other inflectional affixes are also investigated, including object agreement and mood. The study surveys the adult dialect in question, Nairobi Swahili,... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 55.00
In this wide-ranging study of Japanese cultural expression, Alan Tansman reveals how a particular, often seemingly innocent aesthetic sensibility?present in novels, essays, popular songs, film, and political writings?helped create an "aesthetic of fascism" in the years leading up to World War II. Evoking beautiful moments of violence, both real and... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 86.80
Africa Writing Europe offers critical readings of the meaning and presence of Europe in a variety of African literary texts. The first of its kind, it shifts the focus from questions of African identity to readings which delineate ideas of Europe also in texts written specifically in an African context. It seeks to place the representations of Europe... more...